Friday, February 24, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Chalkboard Banner

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Hello! I have read all of your comments from Wednesday's video and I am so happy that you loved these new stacks! A lot of you said that Spring Fling was your favorite release in the last year! I kinda knew that would be the case ;) Keep an eye on the shelves at Jo-Ann Stores starting March 1st. All stores roll out their stuff kinda on their own schedule but the stores should have them out within that week. And some stores set it out early! You just never know but keep checking. I am dying to start playing with them and to start seeing your creations with them!

Well around here it's Teacher Appreciation time! I love how our school goes above and beyond to make our teachers feel special. Teachers are under paid, under appreciated and vital to our society! I am so lucky my little guy has the cutest teacher. Mrs. N is close to retirement but no one wants her to leave! She has so much experience, the kids adore her and she tells the coolest stories from her childhood. Plus she has a piano in the classroom & frequently plays the accordion! I tell my son all the time he will NEVER have another teacher like her!! 


What a blessing it is to have your child have a wonderful teacher! Handmade thank you gifts are the best and teachers especially appreciate them!


This is a great project for a special teacher! I love how easy this would be to really customize it to your teacher and let them know what you love about them! You can use our Chalkboard Stack and either hand cut the letters or use a cutting machine to die cut them. Attach to some ribbon and then you can decorate with chalk! If you haven't watched THIS VIDEO yet, check it out because I give you some great tips on what kinds of chalk work great on our chalkboard paper.

 


The banner would be darling with your child's handwriting and note to their teacher :)


Here's another great idea with the chalkboard paper, a simple thank you note! Die cut two of the same apples and use a brad to attach them together. Decorate the front with chalk and then you can slide the top apple to see the message on the inside. 

If you have any ideas of Teacher Appreciate crafts, I'd love to see photos of them on our Facebook page! Also, you only have a few days left to enter in February's Stack-a-holic Template Challenge!! I've gotten some pretty awesome pages and would love to see more :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

72 comments:

  1. I LOVE this chalkboard stack, and I love the alphabet banner you made with it. I can't wait to get my own stack of chalkboard paper to play with!!

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  2. What great projects! I'm guessing they were a big hit!

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  3. So cute! Love the plaid design on the H!

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  4. What a blessing for your son to have such an amazing teacher (and an amazing mom who teaches him to appreciate that teacher!) Your banner is fantastic. It would be really cool to have the kids write on it. Thanks for all the great ideas.

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  5. What a great idea. Love the Teacher banner. Nice job.

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  6. This is so cute!! I want to buy this stack so I can put it up for when my little guy gets in school...lol.. always have to have an excuse to buy more stacks!!

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  7. These are adorable! My youngest is now in 8th grade so these are a little young for her, but I bet she could come up with some fun things using this amazing chalk paper! I showed it to her the other day and she loves it!

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  8. I love that banner. It would be so cute in a classroom.

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  9. Oh this banner will be great for my daycare kiddos! Thanks for the awesome idea!! ;)

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  10. Great Project. I have the Chalkboard Stack and have been looking for projects using it. This stack is unique and fun to work with!

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  11. How cute!!! I love the apple tags too. This paper is so neat!!!

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  12. Having taught kindergarten, this project makes me wish to be back int he classroom...for a moment! LOL! These would make great gifts from any child to a parent, grandparent, teacher, anyone! I now have plans to get the chalkboard paper and have my grandson help decorate a banner as a gift for his mom! Thanks for the idea and tips!

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  13. Sorry, also, the new word verification is soooo hard for those of us with "less than perfect" eyesight! Can you help by making it simpler? Thanks!

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  14. What great ideas! I don't have any more children in school, nor am I teaching anymore, but handmade gifts are always appreciated and cherished. I still have some of my gifts from 30 years ago.

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  15. Love this idea. I'm headed to the store to pick up the Chalkboard paper if they have it. I have 2 elementary school teachers in the family and I think they deserve a great gift that they can use in their classroom right now (and their birthdays are coming up soon). Thanks for such a fanatastic idea. I love it.

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  16. The Chalkboard banner is really cute. Also love the apple card idea. I have a chalkboard stack and recently bought the Bistro Chalk Markers - can't wait to start creating. Love all the ideas taht you have given.

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  17. Almost makes me wish my boys were sitll in Elementary school (mine are 21 and 15) -- Almost :-) Loved those days, but glad they're older now. But this is just too cute! Know some teachers who would have loved it!

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  18. Love the cards. Will definitely make some of those.

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  19. AWESOME BANNER!! All the other ideas are SUPER as well! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  20. That is an awesome banner. I may have to make one for our school's teacher appreciation week.

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  21. Great Ideas!!!Thanks for sharing!
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  22. The banner is really cute! I love the cute elephant on the "E".

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  23. I love the banner, I think it is wonderful that you can chalk on it and make it more a school type project. Keep creating, we'll keep buying,lol
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  24. What a fun and fantastic teach gift! I love this idea and you are def. making me need this stack ( see how I said need and not want? hehehe! ).

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  25. Great idea! not only for teachers but for at home to teach little ones their ABC's!
    Very creative! Great idea...need to get me some of those papers!

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  26. Love this idea! What a great gift for a teacher.

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  27. I love this idea! I'll have to keep it in mind when it is teacher appreciation week around here!

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  28. I shared on FB. My teacher friends are going to love this!

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  29. I pinned the apple card to my Card Ideas board!

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  30. love the card idea, will have to use for my daughters teacher..........she will love it:)

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  31. Love these ideas.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I love the banner! I am in love with your new chalkboard cardstock.

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  33. Your son is so lucky to have such a wonderful teacher! Erin, I love your wonderful classroom creation; any teacher would be delighted to have it!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  34. I love this. What a wonderful banner.

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  35. This is genious. I love it. What a lucky teacher :)

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  36. The banner is perfect! I love the Chalkboard stacks and can't wait to get some to try out myself. Hoping to go shopping today!

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  37. Fabulous idea! Love it!

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  38. Wonderful idea using the chalk board stack. I agree, you Ms. N will surely be missed when she retires. I just hope that the student teachers under her charge have taken notes.
    TFS, Jessica

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  39. Love that banner. What a great teacher and what a high standard his future teachers have to live up to. Love the thank you note to.

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  40. Fantastic idea! Any teacher would love to have that hanging in their classroom!

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  41. Very fun idea!!! I'm sure she will be proud to have a banner like this hanging in her classroom!

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  42. So excited over the chalkboard papers! Love all the wonderful ideas I am seeing using it! This card is so cute!

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  43. Haven't used the chalkboard cardstock yet, but will very soon. My grandkids live in the Chicago area and are teenagers, so I have to do something for that age group. Any ideas, anyone? I live in Fl. so I don't see them but every two months.

    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.om

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  44. Great ideas and what fun paper pads!!

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  45. Who would of thought this chalkboard paper would be so darn useful? Love it!

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  46. This is awesome!!!! I'm always doing Nick's teacher's door for Teacher Appreciation week. I think I definitly need to get some of this :)

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  47. I love this banner! What a great gift :)

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  48. Great idea! Love this chalkboard paper!

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  49. Great projects! Any teacher would love them.

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  50. Love those projects!! You are right, teachers are so vital to the kids and so under appreciated. Yay teachers!!!

    Leslie

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  51. Hi Erin, love the banner it turned out great! I am sharing on FB and will also be sending my Scrap A Holic Challenge soon.

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  52. WOW! What a great project! It is BRILLIANT!! Any teacher would love this for their room.
    thanks for sharing.
    Angela
    gypsydreamsdesigns.blogspot.com

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  53. I also re-tweeted this on Twitter! thanks for the opportunities to win!! :)

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  54. I just made my first project with chalkboard! It is fun to work it!

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  55. Where was this product when I was homeschooling? My granddaughter and I will have to create something cool. Thanks to DCWV or another great product!

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  56. Wonderful projects and I agree with Kelly! Where was this paper when I was Homeschooling. I can think of several fun projects to do with it. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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  57. What and awesome idea for teachers. This would be a great appreciation gift to make for a teacher.

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  58. this is the cutest thing ever!!

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