Saturday, April 14, 2012

Teacher Thank You Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Teacher Thank You Gifts Blog Hop ! Teacher Appreciation Week this year begins on May 7th and ends on May 11th. If you're looking for some teacher thank you gift ideas, you've come to the right place! Each of the designers in today's hop is sharing a wonderful gift idea for a teacher. We hope you have fun hopping with us while picking up some great ideas!

First off, I'd like to share a thank you card I made. I really love this apple card cut file from Whimsie Doodles. I embossed the white cardstock and added some white detail with a gel pen to the black seeds. I also added faux stitching around the apple with the same gel pen. I cut the leaves out of pp and inked the edges with a Copic pen (only because I was too lazy to go look for a green ink pad, LOL). I also used a Copic pen to ink the edge of the brown stem. I used Thickers for the 'thank you' sentiment.

I made two thank you gifts. The first one is a tumbler gift.

It is a really easy thank you gift for anyone to put together. I got the idea here. I found this 18 oz. BPA Free Double Wall tumbler at Wal-Mart. I had to get the red version because the red reminded me of apples and, of course, apples make me think of teachers. I filled the cup with a bunch of Crystal Light packets and a bottle of Mio water enhancer. You can find it at just about any grocery store. The flag on the straw with the thank you note is a printable that you can get via the source link. It says: thank you for quenching my thirst for knowledge. Such an easy peasy project! =)

The second thank you gift I made is a post-it note holder.

This post-it note holder holds a 3 x 3 pad. I actually cut this with a cut file from You really don't need a special SVG cut file, though. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet and on YouTube to do these manually. I just think the cut file is great if you want to cut multiple holders from one 12 x 12 sheet of pp at one time. The apple is a stamp by Imaginesce that I stamped onto pretty red polka dotted pp. If you're a follower of mine, you know that I loves me some googly eyes, so I had to add some to this cute apple! The sentiment is computer generated and says: To teach is to touch lives forever. Sorry about the blurry pic. I really need a new camera! *sigh* I punched the sentiment out with an oval punch and then matted with a scalloped oval punch.

These were both easy thank you gifts. If you have any questions, please feel to comment and I'll be sure to get back to you! Thanks for stopping by!                      

Please hop on over to Cyndie's blog next to check out the thank you gift she's created for a special teacher. Have a great Sunday!

Below is the complete blog hop lineup in case you lose your way:


  1. Great projects! I especially like the cup and its sentiment!

  2. Love all 3 Projects!Love the eyes on the 3x3 pad.LOL.The tag on the tumbler is my Fav.Love the embossed apple with the Thank you on it.TFS

  3. Ooooo girl your projects are to cute! I was thinking about veering away from the apple thing, but after seeing your project apples here I come!
    Thank you for sharing and being some inspiration!

  4. So cute! Love all the projects! I think I'm going to do post it holders for the gals that work in the office for admin prof day next next week. :) thanks for having me in your hop again!

  5. What cute gifts and card. I know the teachers are really going to appreciate your thankfulness and kindness.

  6. great projects! i love those little googley eyes - Mindy

  7. adorable teacher card and projects!

  8. I love your projects!! They are all so cute and the sentiments are just perfect!

  9. These are all so adorable! I love the alphabet paper used on the last one! Wonderful job ~ TFS

  10. Dena, these are just darling and very thoughtful gifts! Great ideas, my friend! Thanks for having me in the hop. :) Sorry it has taken me so long to get over here to go through it! I'm on my way now! ;)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  11. Fantastic projects! TFS and have a great weekend!