Yesterday was my son’s last day of preschool. Not only do we say goodbye to his preschool years but we also say goodbye to a wonderful preschool full of warm and loving teachers and staff.
I woke up at 4:20 am to go sign him up for swim lessons at 5 am. On the 20 minute drive home, I was dreading Colin’s last day. I felt an overwhelming urge to craft. Crafting is therapeutic for me so I decided to make thank you cards for Colin’s teachers. By the time I figured this out it was 6:30 am so I quickly cranked out these easy graduation thank you cards. Luckily, I had a stack of Colin’s cap and gown pictures ready to go!
- 4 inch x 6 inch photo
- adhesive (I used ATG tape)
- EK Success Corner Adorner Slot Punch
- one 4.25 inch x 6.25 inch piece of cardstock
- one 3 inch x 5 inch piece of cardstock for the sentiment
The EK Success Corner Adorner Slot Punch is one of my favorite papercrafting tools. You can easily mat a photo without using any adhesive. Use the slot punch on all 4 corners of the 4.25 x 6.25 piece of cardstock. Slide the photo into the slots one corner at a time.
Adhere the sentiment to the center of the back of the card. I designed the 3 x 5 sentiment in Photoshop. It includes a photo of Colin from his first day of preschool. I put 4 sentiments on an 8.5×11 page so they could be easily printed. Then I cut out the individual sentiments with a paper trimmer. You could make the sentiment simpler by adding a handwritten note on a 3×5 piece of cardstock.
Colin signed all the cards and we took them to school and delivered them to all his current and former teachers and teaching assistants. Each person gave him a hug and we laughed about a memory or two from the days when Colin was in class. I took a photo of Colin with each teacher and assistant.
I felt sad when I arrived home so I downloaded the photos from my camera and created this layout. The photos are of Colin and his teachers on the first day of school when he was in their class and his last day at preschool.
I think I will use this layout for the front page of Colin’s preschool scrapbook. Colin’s graduation ceremony is today so I might be sniffing back a few tears while you are reading this. Even though his graduation is bittersweet for me, I am so proud of Colin and look forward to his adventures in kindergarten!