5.25.2014

love for our teachers

i confess: i missed the boat this year on teacher appreciation week. it completely flew past me. (i am so, so sorry, ms. nadine and ms. rachel.) but never fear, the week after was preschool graduation week, so i got my stuff together and started figuring out what exactly we were going to give to little mr. re-nest #1's amazing, awesomesauce preschool teachers as an end of the year gift.

of course, i hit up pinterest. i decided against making a vase out of crayons or making a brownie mix in a ball jar. (both awesome ideas, i just knew i needed to do something different.) as i was scrolling through the eight million ideas, i came across an amazingly touching saying that just hit me:


it takes a big heart to help shape little minds

wham. i'm not a teacher (admittedly, for about two months when i was eighteen, i was set on becoming a kindergarten teacher), but this just hit me like a ton of bricks. i'm guessing that's because i have two little minds around me at all times.


so, i had two options: do a printable of this or figure out a way to do this as paper art with my silhouette cameo. what i love about the cameo and the design studio is that i have pretty much the world at my fingertips when it comes to designing. fonts, spacing, size, anything is at my disposal, which i love. i got to designing and what i came out with is a new favorite of mine...a nice blend of traditional fonts with modern fonts.


once cut, i decided on a reversed out design with the white layered on navy, with a pink heart accent. then, it was finished off with a navy mat + an intricate white frame for a pretty nice gift for the fabulous teachers that have welcomed and loved little mr. re-nest #1 this past school year.



thank you, thank you, thank you to every teacher
who has one of the most important jobs in the world

i hope you love this new piece...i am going to be adding it to the etsy store (as the unframed die cut print) which i think would make a fantastic gift for any new teacher (a start of the school year gift, maybe?) or for teacher appreciation next year? be sure to check it out on the store!

xoxo,
ashley

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