I’m beginning to think about upcoming holidays and end of school year needs.  On my mind today was teacher appreciation.  I’m assuming that schools everywhere have a day to a week where they shower their teachers with meals and gifts in appreciation of the job that they do with our children.  To that end, I started thinking about gift card holders.

Last year, I designed a cute gift card holder using the Circle Card Thinlit.

I decided to freshen it with some current products and with the teacher appreciation theme in mind.

Cups and Kettle Gift Card Holders for teacher appreciation from theartfulinker.com

As mentioned above, I started with the Circle Card Thinlit.  I made one holder in Melon Mambo and another in Bermuda Bay.  I think they look fresh and fun in both colors.

Here’s a video for making the basic holder.

Cute and easy!  The possibilities for it are endless — my favorite kind of possibilities 🙂

Here’s a closer look at one of today’s Cups and Kettle gift card holders.

Cups and Kettle gift card holder - perfect for teacher appreciation - from thertfulinker.com

Over my Bermuda Bay base, I added a piece of Whisper White seam binding as a closure for the gift card holder.  Then, I layered on a piece of Have a Cuppa designer paper.

Next, I used the Cups and Kettle framelits to cut the cup and its scalloped detail.  Though you can’t see it in the picture, I brushed on Clear Wink of Stella in between and just above and below the scallops.  It created a nice slightly shimmery band.  Plus, it hid my little oops!

Next, I used the cloud stamp from Sprinkles of Life.  The stamp was inked in Smoky Slate and then stamped off before stamping onto the Whisper White.  I used this for my layer of foam for my coffee.

“Thanks a” is also from Sprinkles of Life,  I just didn’t use “bunch”.  For “Latte”, I used the Alphabet Rotary stamp.  The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White in Basic Black ink.

On the inside, I’ve added a 2 1/2 circle of Whisper White for writing a message.

I need to make up a few of these for teachers and other people I need to thank in the near future.

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