Back to School!

No.  I don't have pictures of adorable children holding up perfectly crafted signs indicating their newly current grade level.  However, yesterday WAS the first day back to school for The Hubbums, as he teaches middle school humanities.  I considered conning him into holding a cutely crafted sign and posing by the door, but somehow I don't think I would have won that battle.  HA!  I did, however, decide to make a card and give him a small gift when he got home from his first day.

Woodgrain World's Best Teacher

I created this card using the gorgeous Old School Appetizer set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  I really liked how easy it was to create a masculine teacher card using this set.  That can be hard sometimes.  I combined it with a woodgrain paper from American Crafts, some burlap string and a bit of twill from May Arts, and a button from American Crafts, as well.  I used Spellbinders Grand Circle Dies to cut the circle.  I love how the embossed line made it SUPER easy for me to add even stitches around the circle with my marker!  SO EASY!

Woodgrain World's Best Teacher (detail)

And...what do you give a middle school teacher as a first day back gift?  Well, a bottle of wine, of course!

First Day of School Gift

Trust me.  They need it.  Just say'n.

I hope you have a super fabulous day!

Jingle Out!


  1. this is soooo awesome!! wishing your husband a wonderful school year!

  2. aww that is sweet to make this for your husband.. I bet he loved it...looks awesome

  3. What a lovely way to welcome your hubby back home after his first day. Love the card. Oh and your craft space is fabulous looking at your pics below. Tracy x

  4. Definitely a great way to end his first day! Great guy card!

  5. Fab teacher gift. He may need that bottle of wine after a rough day at school too! LOL

  6. I am sure he loved his gift and the card is awesome!

  7. LOL! I am dying over the bagged wine. The card is so cool--love that stamp. That was so sweet of you!

  8. I was confused at first, wine for your husband is perfect.

  9. Great card :)
    Perfect gift ;)
    I took one of those photos of my daughter holding the sign..her last year of high school. Guess what... I wrote the wrong grade down, lol.

  10. Great design, love the wood grain!

  11. Very nice! I don't doubt that they need that wine. Maybe two bottles would have been better.


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