It’s The Sentiment That Counts for the Pals Blog Hop

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Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

During these challenging times it seems more important than ever to reach out to others to let them know you’re thinking of them. Many of my former coworkers, students, and teacher friends could use a little encouragement as they head back to school either virtually or in person. Even though today’s technology has made chalkboards a thing of the past, I wanted to create some fun chalkboard easel cards for teachers or students.Stampin' Up! In Good Taste thank you and inspirational chalkboard easel card card ideas for teachers or students - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I used In Good Taste Designer Series Paper for these Chalkboard Easel Cards. You could also use the wood grain pattern found in the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Color Collections or make your own wood grain look with cardstock and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder for some added texture.

Everyone loves to feel appreciated! I combined sentiments from several different stamp sets for my cards today. *You can see a complete list of products used below. Here’s a close up of each one.Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos and Playful Alphabet Dies thank you card idea for a teacher -Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Daisy Lane, Nothing Better Than, and Forever Fern stamp sets were used to create this inspiration chalkboard easel card idea for back to school - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Free As A Bird, Ornate Thanks, and Good Morning Magnolia stamp sets were used to create this teacher appreciation card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Massive Thanks chalkboard easel teacher thank you card idea- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You could use a variety of sentiments for this card!  It would be great for a graduation, teacher birthday or retirement, congratulations, welcome new teacher, etc.! I bet you can think of someone to make/send these cards to.

*Tip: Chalkboard Technique – To get the chalkboard look I heat embossed the sentiment using Versamark and white embossing powder.  Then I used a sponge to dab some Whisper White Craft Ink on the black around the sentiment. Swirl in a circular motion as if you were erasing a chalkboard.

FYI…I have one of these chalk board easels that I used in my classroom.

Check back tomorrow for the complete tutorial and more ideas!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
  21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!
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42 thoughts on “It’s The Sentiment That Counts for the Pals Blog Hop

  1. Good Morning Jeanie, THESE ARE THE BEST!
    I know all your co-workers miss you every single day.
    Have a blessed day!

    1. Thank you Nancy! I loved teaching but I do think I was very fortunate to retire when I did! My teacher friends have so much more to deal with these days!

    1. Thanks Jackie! I wanted to make some that would work for other school workers as well….nurse, secretary, custodians, etc. Everyone has a lot to deal with these days!!!

    1. Thanks Ann! I am planning to send one to may daughter who is working on her doctorate virtually! She is doing research and working as a TA so she is juggling a lot! She is amazing…of course I may be a bit biased! LOL

  2. All of these are wonderful Jeanie. Great idea to use your school chalkboard as inspiration. I haven’t tried this technique but will give it a go soon. Thanks for sharing your talents, I enjoyed the hop.

    1. Thanks Susan! I remember the one your made for Will years ago! Can’t believe this is the first time I made one! I love these!!!!

  3. Jeanie, I just love these cards! Love the fun fold and the design is just perfect! So creative!! Thanks for being part of the hop this month and I really appreciate your help this morning!

    1. Thanks Debbie! You and I both love fun folds! THis is certainly a quick & easy one and so much fun! Thanks so much for your help this morning too! I learned something new! 🙂

    1. Lynn, I am posting the tutorial on my blog tomorrow. They are really easy! Check back. I’m sure your grandchildren would love them!

    1. Thanks Susan! You will have to make some for your friends! I think they are going to look so cute sitting on a teacher’s desk as a reminder than they are appreciated!!!

  4. These chalkboards are so cute, Jeanie! I had one in my classroom too, although I would be hard pressed to find a picture of that now! Can’t wait to try some for the teacher friends in my life!

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