Hello! Welcome to the first post at House of Carr’s. I am excited to share a quick and super cute Teacher Appreciation gift.
Are you like me and waited until the last minute to figure out teacher gifts for teacher appreciation week? Between teachers, classroom aides and therapists I have 7 gifts to come up with for my 2 boys classrooms.
I usually give each teacher/aide/therapist a gift card accompanied with some kind of hand-crafted item and I
almost always wait until the last minute. My oldest has been in the same class all through his 2 1/2 years in pre-school so some of the teacher/aides are the same, so I haven’t been able to repeat a gift yet ;).
Imagine my absolute happiness to stumble upon this cute (and free) printable yesterday at Crafty Texas Girls. I was over there looking at Samantha’s awesome stair transformation post and many other great articles and she solved my last minute dilemma for teacher gifts.
I started with a 5×7 canvas in Photoshop, pulled in the printable, added a transparent turquoise background, some red digital chevron papers from Lilly Bimble and hit print. Easy! Then I headed off to Target and cleared them out of turquoise RE frames and a couple of black ones too.
Next I needed some cards, so I headed to my craft room to whip up some cards on my Silhouette. Whipping up 7 cards is not nearly as fast as it sounds, but I kept it simple with 7of the same design and I cut out the main elements on the Silhouette and used Studio Calico’s Elementary paper collection. At least I got to catch up on a couple of Grey’s Anatomy episodes while I was at it.
If you are still needing a quick gift for Teacher’s Appreciation Week, head over to Crafty Texas Girls, say hi, and grab the free printable. We took them to school today and the teachers loved them!
In between continuing with the website development, I’ll be back with more to share this week!