First day of school teacher cards

First of all pause: How am I the mom to a 3rd and 5th grader?! I really don’t know how time went and flew so fast…


More than once I’ve thought to myself that I ought to drop a hello note introducing myself and thanking (in advance) the teachers on the first day. Thing is… I always think this thought oh as I’m driving home after the first day.

No more! So on the final day of summer break I sat down with a “hello” stamp (old one from Elle’s Studio) and played for a while.


The cards you see here are the 4th and 5th attempt. #1-3 were bombs! That’s ok! I was trying a few different things and I’m always happy to do tests and trials with new ideas most especially.

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But wait, there’s more! I created a tutorial so if you’d like to watch my process here you go! (link to YouTube)

Now, off to school and to drop these cards!


5 thoughts on “First day of school teacher cards”

  1. Great cards! Super nice idea for the teachers. Best wishes for a great school year for the girls. 3rd and 5th graders. Wow. Awesome. I have 2 11th graders and a 6th grader. Michelle t

  2. My kids are the same grades as yours, time seems to fly. In the past I have done first day stuff for teachers, but until seeing your post I hadn’t even thought about how close the beginning of school is, let alone the cards. I think I’m trying to drag out Summer as much as the kids are this year 🙂

  3. Wow, 3rd and 5th grade – I can remember when your youngest daughter was just starting school and how excited she was about it! So is 5th grade middle school? If so, will Miss E now be going to a different school? We don’t have the same system. We have Primary school which is kindergarten to grade 6 and then secondary or high school which is grade 7-12.
    I love that you are using your wood mounted stamps more. I have just bought the final 3 of Tim Holtz’s Crazy Bird stamps as wood mounted too – I know I’ll use them more that way.
    Beautiful cards and gorgeous photos of them too!

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