Starting back to school is always an exciting time, even when you’re not ready for summer to end. More than likely, the teachers have been hard at work preparing lessons and getting their classrooms ready. How nice it would be for parents to show their appreciation with a thank you card.

Remembering my “back to school” times, the chalkboard played an important role. The teacher would write his or her name, along with other important information that we were supposed to remember, like homework. So, for this project, I wanted to create a chalkboard.


The frame for the chalkboard was cut with a die from Project Life, and decorated with black and white dotted paper from Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. Before cutting, it was glued to Thick Whisper White cardstock, so it would be sturdy when lifted on Foam Adhesive Strips. I used Craft Whisper White ink to write the Watercolor “thank you” on Basic Black cardstock. Doesn’t it look like chalk? This was glued to the Lemon Lime Twist card base prior to adhering the frame.

I thought it would be fun to use a number “2” for the word “to,” and found it in the Number of Years stamp set. I stamped it with Lemon Lime Twist on Thick Whisper White, which I doubled for thickness. 


The front of the card was finished, but something special needed to be added to the inside. Using the piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock that was cut from the middle of the frame, I made a pocket, just the right size for a gift card. First, I decorated the inside with Lemon Lime Fresh Florals DSP, and a piece of plain Whisper White for personalizing. The gift card pocket was attached with Tear Tape, and Washi tape decorated the sides.


Before slipping in the gift card, it was important to write “you’re the best” from the  Watercolor Words stamp set. It happens to match the “thank you” on the front of the card.


Thank You! You’re the Best!