Monday, May 21, 2012

APPreciated Card

I made this little treat bucket for my son's male teacher during teacher appreciation week. Inside the matchbook is an App Store gift card. The idea came from Holly at A Baker's House.

I thought it would make a great end of the year gift too. Or a simple gift for anyone you want to show your thanks to. And your color options are endless, so have fun with it!!

• bucket (target dollar spot)
• vinyl (to cut out initial - optional)
• App Store card (found mine at target)
• double sided patterned paper
• kraft cardstock
• white cardstock
• 3" square print found HERE
• chocolate or other yummy goodies

I used the Matchbook Card shape from the Silhouette online store, which comes with a little envelope to put inside for your gift card. But you can make your own matchbook by cutting your patterned paper to 8 3/4" x 3 1/4", score it at 3 1/2", 4 1/2" and 8" then fold it up and secure with staples.

Print the saying onto the kraft cardstock, trim and back with white cardstock. Adhere to the front of the matchbook. Then staple the bottom flap together.

I just cut the teacher's initial out of vinyl and placed on the front and then filled it up with chocolates!

My son signed the inside of the matchbook and posed for a quick picture (shirtless). He was worried after, that I was going to give that (shirtless) picture to his teacher. Nope. It's just for the blog. ;)

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  1. What a great idea! As a teacher - I can say that the app card idea is soo much nicer than other gifts I've received. Brilliant!

  2. Oh wow-- I love what you did with this, your printables are always right on target and so easy to use. I've printed them as thank yous for teachers, photographers, family members and more. Thanks for mentioning my idea too. Have a great day! Holly

  3. This is a great idea. I might have to use it as a party favor!

  4. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing the dimensions of the cute little matchbook card- I'll be making some of these soon.

  5. That is darling (both the child and the gift)!!

  6. Boys are so funny! I often catch mine in the same condition for photos.

  7. This makes me want to become a teacher ;)

  8. So cute! Every year we give our dance teacher an itunes gift card and this is a great way to give it to her this year! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  9. Another great idea! Love it!

  10. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 2 post on May. 22, 2012. Thanks again.

  11. oooh, greatness! And thanks so much for sharing the download! Gonna break in my new Cameo with this one.

    Now, how about one for Amazon gift cards... something about being AMAZing or something... ;)

  12. Love the idea, thank you for the tag.

  13. Super cute! I am pinning and sharing on my FB page! Miss you girls...♥

  14. Amazing idea, I have no doubts that the teacher deserved and loved it !!!