Sunday, April 15, 2012

Teacher Gifts Blog Hop!

Hey guys!!! Welcome to the Teacher Thank You Gifts Blog Hop ! You should have just come from Amy Jo's blog. If you're here to visit me (aw, you're so sweet!), hop on over to Dena's blog and start from there.

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!

I'm a teacher and I'm going to let you in on a little secret... we like everything! Personally, I'm on a no wheat, no dairy, no sugar (Ok, maybe a little sugar...) diet and while I love getting chocolate and treats, my husband usually ends up eating them. If your teacher is all about the treats though, it makes a great gift!

Another great gift idea is anything that we can use. Teachers usually buy their own stuff for the classroom from lack of funds. I'm constantly buying paper towels, tissues, hand soap, and school supplies like Expo markers, pens, and paper. Gift cards to Office Max, Costco or Walmart would be a good gift idea. All of us in my classroom are coffee drinkers, so Starbucks gift cards will help for those dreadful mornings where we stayed up all night the night before working on lesson plans. Also, hand soap! I had one student gift me with hand soap INSIDE a pink water bottle. Something for me and something for the classroom too! :)

For this hop, I made a few gifts for the teachers I work with. There are four of us in one classroom, and they are the most amazing teachers. I decided to go for something practical (I think we're all sugared out from Valentine's and Easter!). I made them each a notecard book. I got the idea from Angie Juda's site. Check out her tutorials for notebooks and Post-It projects. AWESOME teacher gift ideas in there!

Three notecard books.  Each one is personalized with a monogram and the teacher's favorite colors.

Ms. S has an Art History background.  I figured the brocade paper was a good fit for her.  

Inside.  Each folder has 2 small notecards, 2 larger notecards, and 4 envelopes.  

Ms. J likes orange!


Miss. M love all things cute and pink.


I'm going to package these up in cellophane bags and probably add a pen and a topper.  They can use the cards to send a Thank You to the kiddos that gave them something for Teacher's Appreciation week!

 How about some blog candy???

I'm giving away 12 sheets of 6x6 Making Memories Brocade paper and 7 spools of adhesive ribbon.  Add 2 sheets of black card stock and you can make your own teacher appreciation notecard book!  All you have to do is 1) Be or become a follower of my blog 2) Leave a comment with a way to contact you if you win.  That's it!

Thanks for hopping with us! Head on over to Jearise's blog for the final stop!

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

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Georgia Ehrmann said...

What wonderful note sets! I am sure the teachers will love them! I love how you have personalized each of them even down to the teachers favorite color.

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE your project! I can't wait til my son starts going to school (he turns 4 May 19th) so I can make his teachers gifts for every occasion. Having so many teachers in my family, I know how excite one gets when given a gift they can use in the classroom or personally. Such a lovely gift too when they are personalized!

Trina said...

What a perfect, practical gift! Great sets, Cely!

Colin McVicar said...


I was hopping along today and immediately noticed your picture. You sent Susan Hawaii! I should have stopped by then but I am glad to visit today. I'm a new follower, because I love this project and so many others.


Creations by Shirl said...

Great projects for those wonderful staff at school. I'm sure they will be stoked to get them too....

CREATIVE M said...

You did an AMAZING job!!!!Love the Blk & Wht,my Fav of course.Hope I win!!!New Follower!

Shar said...

I always love your projects! I am going to check out that tutorial and make some post it projects, I love post it's lol!

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

i love your projects! simple,sweet and yet personalized - great job! would blog candy is gorgeous too! Mindy ~

rlovew said...

Adorable idea- I am a new follower of your blog.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Cely, these are so gorgeous and creative!! What perfect gifts for your fellow teachers!! I'm sure they LOVED them...they are amazing :)

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Maria said...

What a gorgeous gift idea!!! TFS
I'm a follower.
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PaulaJ said...

love the card books! Great that they are personalized!

lorby said...

What a wonderful job you did. I know your teachers are going to love these. I am heading over to Angie's blog to learn how to make some of these. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower. Jearise in Lorby's World.

Cyndi said...

These are all such great gifts! I love practical too! Love the monogram too!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are great personalized gifts! I plan all the activities and surprises for teacher appreciation week for my daughters. I enjoy making gifts for them.

Dena said...

Hey, girl! Love that brocade paper! These sets are such awesome, handy gifts, and I am sure your friends will love them! Thanks so much for being in my hop!


Donna and Sara said...

Love how you personalized each one, great idea. I'm sure they will love them.

AmyJRockstar said...

These are fantastic gifts! I am sure they will be much appreciated! I hear ya on the candy. I like to give gifts that are useful like these too, although I'm liking candy more and more these days. LOL ;) Thanks so much for the chance to win, although I might be a little too late.

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

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