Did you realize National Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up on May 5th? I’ve got some darling little gift card holders you can make with your kids to share a little love with the one who loves your kiddos in school all day! First – let me tell you where I am right now!

Today I’m SO excited to be at SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City surrounded by 500 other talented crafty bloggers learning, creating, and celebrating the friendships we’ve made because of blogging! And to celebrate with you, I teamed up with Abbey from The Cards We Drew and a large group of bloggers to create Crafts in a SNAP {15 Minute Craft Ideas} so that anyone, whether beginner or seasoned pro, can learn to create fun and handmade items in no time at all! Check out my tutorial for Teacher Gift Card Holders coming up, then scroll down below and be sure to check out some of what my blogging friends have to offer!! Have fun and get creative!

Crafts in a SNAP 15 Minute Craft Ideas

Teacher Gift Card Holders

This project only requires having a couple scraps on hand, and a stamp set, a couple simple tools – and you can decorate them in any way you like. I used the Bookworm Additions stamps from Clearly Besotted – a sweet little mini set – to create mine, but there are lots of options – including just making a stack of books with a ribbon “bookmark” instead. (Measurements and supplies are a little further down in this post.) Check out the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

The insert pulls out of the stack of books and reveals the gift card…and there’s space on the back of the insert for a note to the amazing teacher. Alternatively, the books could be made by drawing lines on the paper strips, but I think the texture created by the scoring looks pretty fabulous! (And it’s a ton easier!)

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Measurements for gift card holders

  • Card base 3.5 x 8 inches, score at 3.5 and staple
  • Books: 1 x 4.25 inches; round corners on one side, punch an arc inward on the other
  • Insert: 2.5 x 5 inches

If you choose to only use one inch strips (not intermixing half inch ones), Make the score at 3 inches instead of 3.5. Trim off the top edge of the insert if needed.
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If you’d like to see the rest of the posts, scroll down hop away – LOTS of amazing projects await you!

New release – heads up before it sells out!

Lots of  you have been seeing the sneak peeks of the new Simon Says Stamp release – I’ll be part of the bloghop tomorrow, but if you want to get a few items ordered before the hulabaloo begins and things sell out, click HERE go pick up a few items early! I just ordered THIS stamp set with Miss Lila in it….so dang cute!



I hope you can think of someone to deliver a treasure to in gift card holders…it’s always a wonderful thing to surprise someone with a bit of beautiful gratitude, especially when it’s wrapped up in handmade goodness! Now without further ado – go hop along and see everyone else’s projects below!