In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-21-2009, 09:40 AM   #41
Gallery Gazer
 
mtgchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 6,431
Default

I would love to be on the receiving end of any of these gifts!! And maybe I'm biased, but I say keep giving teachers gifts until your kids graduate high school! They don't have to be big....like another teacher mentioned, a beautiful card with a thank you written by the student would be treasured.

Also, you may want to keep in mind that many schools are cutting back classroom supply money, so any consumable supplies to use the following year would be awesome...like marking pens, dry erase markers, a pack of file folders, or those snazzy dry erase erasers with refillable pads. And just think of what a great impression you would make on the first day of school if you send your kid in with extra supplies for the teacher (again, not that I'm biased in any way!).
__________________
Meg
My Gallery
mtgchic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 09:43 AM   #42
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
Proud Fan Club Member
 
Humma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,404
Default What a great quote!!

Thank you to Alma for sharing!! It brought tears to my eyes {yes I am a little sappy sometimes!}. I can't wait to give it to my son's pre-school teachers - they really do so much!

Julie

Quote:

Originally Posted by a1r601View Post
I don't know what your children's ages are, but I just made three of these frames and matching cards for my son's preschool teachers. You can find and use any kind of poem in the frame and makes a quick, easy and affordable gift. I found the poem from someone here on SCS...link is in my gallery. The frames were the $1 autograph frames from Target dollar spot. I liked them so much I went back and bought the rest of the frames. The frames have a square opening that you can use for a sentiment or you can just trace the cardboard matting that comes with the frame on cardstock and line with patterned paper like I did on the frames. The apple embellies are made out of felt backed with cardstock for stability and hand stitched.


Some of the gals who have replied have come up with some great ideas as well...this was just the easiest thing for me to do this year. I think this poem would go well with for teachers with the much younger kids (preschool-kindergarten).


The first pic is what the frames look like if you use the cardboard matting with the square in the middle. The other pics are the frames I made for the preschool teachers.
Humma is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 11:42 AM   #43
Watercolor Wizard
 
Plain Jane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the green side of WA
Posts: 8,383
Default

This idea is probably better for Christmas than end of school year.
One of the gifts we did that I know actually got used was a mini desk calendar in a 3 x 5acrylic frame (kind of like the CD calendars but they take up a little less space). Each month was printed out on cardstock using little tables in MS Word, then I stamped in the space above and matted the page on coordinating CS. When I gave them, I tied all the pages except January behind the back of the frame with a piece of ribbon and I noticed that most people left the ribbon on and used it to keep the pages handy. Sorry -- I don't have any pictures.
Plain Jane is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 12:34 PM   #44
Glitter Queen
 
CraftySpice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 14
Default Altered Clipboards for Teacher Gifts

I made altered clipboards for our children's teachers this year and sent them to school this morning. You can find a tutorial on how to make this under resources here at SCS. I painted mine with acryllic paint in a light green. I've found this to be the longest step because it takes several coats to get good coverage. Next, I stamped a floral garland diagonally across the front using stamps from some SU fav's--Heartfelt Thanks and Paint Prints. I stamped with acryllic paint (a rose/Purely Pomegranite color for the flowers, yellow for the flower centers and olive green for the leaves) using a foam brush to "ink" the stamp. (Tip--keep a wet papertowel on a dish beside you and place the stamp rubber-side down on it in between stamping images to keep the paint from drying on your stamp.) Once the paint dried, I stamped the "outline" image over the flowers with SU's Basic Brown. I cut out the teacher's name in Purely Pomegranite cardstock using my cuttlebug and then used ModgePodge (matt version) to adhere it to the clipboard and to seal the entire front. Finally, I tied an olive green bow around the metal clip to finish it off. I tucked a gift card (to Sonic or Barnes and Noble) into an envelop and clipped it to the clipboard, writing a short note of thanks for a great year on the outside of the envelop. I would have made a coordinating giftcard holder if I'd had more time.
__________________
Michelle G.
Peace and Inky Blessings to You
CraftySpice is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 12:55 PM   #45
Hardware Hotshot
 
Cammystamps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mommy's Pink Room
Posts: 4,045
Default

Great ideas! I'm trying to decide what to do for this year. My daughter is only in a 3 day/week morning program, so I do a small gift. Here is what I did last year, for her two day/week program. It is the same school, so I want to do something different.

http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...&ppuser=101288
__________________
Cammy
Pink Room Therapy
Cammystamps is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 04:31 PM   #46
Glitter Queen
 
onestampinmaniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD (for now)
Posts: 21
Default

hey-where did you find the template for the backpack?
onestampinmaniac is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 05:08 PM   #47
Kookie Creator
 
bradley's_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 454
Default

Does anyone know where I can find a stamp that says from the desk of? Something that if I have to order I can get quickly.


TIA!
bradley's_mom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 05:13 PM   #48
Matboard Maniac
 
Rebekah Jensen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: York county, PA
Posts: 234
Default

I just made a teacher appreciation gift for my sons preschool teacher. You can see it and the card my son made for her by following the link.
Rebekah Jensen is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 05:21 PM   #49
Mad Swapper
 
kat2800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,528
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by luraeshrevesView Post
I work in a middle school -- as a computer tech, not a teacher -- and I can tell you the teachers and staff here are THRILLED to get any little thing. As you can imagine, teaching kiddos in the throes of teen-age angst can be emotionally draining, so any act of support is hugely appreciated. It's sad that so many of us parents are "moving on" from the things that we did for our children's elementary school teachers. What some parents do is just bring a plate of goodies, small school supplies, or a crock-pot of soup to the teachers' lounge. A paper crafter could easily put her spin on these ideas. Although it may not feel as personal to the gift giver, it is VERY personally appreciated by all the recipients.
I am a 7th grade math teacher and every year I get a few things from the kids. Most of the gifts come at Christmas time but this year we had that awful ice storm, missed 20+ days of school, etc so we never got anything. No biggie, but the kids keep telling me how excited they are to make/give me something in June. I think it is so sweet that they think highly enough of me to do that. There are 5 teachers on our team and most kids give us each something. I would love note cards though
__________________
Kat
kat2800 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 06:16 PM   #50
Polyshrink Goddess
 
grandma6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: St. Louis County, Missouri
Posts: 603
Default

My favorite and cherished gift was a book my class made titled "The Important Thing About Mrs._____". I was the teacher's aid and I loved it more than anything!
grandma6 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 06:45 AM   #51
Gallery Gazer
 
craftycrunchymama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Procrastinationville
Posts: 6,229
Default

I just finished making one of the four gift sets for the girls' teachers. I went with a summertime theme and made a gift basket with some goodies in them.

You can check it out here on my blog:

Teacher's Gifts
craftycrunchymama is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 07:05 AM   #52
Swapper of the Month - June 2013
 
shereel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: At the base of the mountains
Posts: 1,916
Default

I teach high school. I just recieved a cookie on a stick, with a note from a student who has learning issue that said, "thank you for treating me the same" I may cry for a while.
__________________
"Teaching. Real Teaching, is-or ought to be a messy business" -Harry Crews
shereel is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 07:18 AM   #53
Kookie Creator
 
klpt58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 429
Default

shereel-I cried just reading about it!
Thanks for sharing,
Kathy T
klpt58 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 07:45 AM   #54
Gallery Gazer
 
mtgchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham AL
Posts: 6,431
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by shereelView Post
I teach high school. I just recieved a cookie on a stick, with a note from a student who has learning issue that said, "thank you for treating me the same" I may cry for a while.
That is so beautiful!! Hugs for being such a great teacher!
__________________
Meg
My Gallery
mtgchic is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 08:27 AM   #55
Polyshrink Goddess
 
kyloescards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Carver, MN
Posts: 727
Default

For teachers day (I think the first or second Tues in May) I try to give the teacher a scrapbook that I have all the kids add pages to - we made if for the 1st grader but I still am working on the 5th grade one. I tell the kids what size to make the pages and how many they can add and they send back poems, photos, why my teacher is great, pictures and they are anywhere from award winning scrapbook pages to something done on the back on an envelope. The teachers have loved them because the kids each personalize the pages. It takes a bit of work to get them all back but the smiles at the end are worth it. The 2-3 grade teacher kept the books on the book shelf in her room and the kids would go and look through it all the time, even the next year it was one of the favorites.
__________________
Kyloe

The lesson from Charlie Brown: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
kyloescards is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 09:14 AM   #56
Stazon Splitcoast
 
creatingisfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,001
Default

here is where I got hte template for the backpacks.
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...kpack+template
__________________
Martha
BLOG
ZIBBET
creatingisfun is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 09:55 AM   #57
Gallery Gazer
 
kamakaz1gb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: On Crackalackin' Ave in HH, PSF Country
Posts: 6,327
Default

I just posted this in my gallery - its what I am making for the 5 teacher's at my daughter's preschool this year.

Teacher Gift
__________________
Teresa

My Slow Growing Gallery
Proud to be a PSF to Stefan, Dale, and all those who serve our country.
My SU! Website!
kamakaz1gb is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #58
Die Cut Diva
 
troopersma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,682
Default

Here are a few things I've done for teacher's:

Teacher's Tool Belt
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...306&perpage=96

Movie Can
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...306&perpage=96

Post It Note Holder
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...306&perpage=96

Teachabella Notecards
http://janescreativeprocess.blogspot...heetloads.html

First Day of School Packs
http://janescreativeprocess.blogspot...her-gifts.html

Notecard Sets:
http://janescreativeprocess.blogspot...-to-share.html

I've also done bath sets and gift cards...although I don't see any of them readily available in my gallery/blog. Hope this gives you some ideas!

Jane
troopersma is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2009, 12:00 PM   #59
Polyshrink Goddess
 
kinglake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Surrey UK
Posts: 606
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by troopersmaView Post
Here are a few things I've done for teacher's:

Teacher's Tool Belt
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...306&perpage=96

Movie Can
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...306&perpage=96

Post It Note Holder
http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...306&perpage=96

Teachabella Notecards
http://janescreativeprocess.blogspot...heetloads.html

First Day of School Packs
http://janescreativeprocess.blogspot...her-gifts.html

Notecard Sets:
http://janescreativeprocess.blogspot...-to-share.html

I've also done bath sets and gift cards...although I don't see any of them readily available in my gallery/blog. Hope this gives you some ideas!

Jane
Wow love your ideas! Thanx for sharing xx jo xx
__________________
Jo
http://kinglakescrafts.blogspot.com/
kinglake is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 07:46 AM   #60
Compulsive Stamper
 
darskee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: far Northern California
Posts: 28
Default College teacher

Wonderful and lovely ideas, but none of them were really sending me. It has to look really good, so it has to be simple. I am just not that coordinated.

Plus I am looking for something for our College Algebra instructor. He teaches Junior and High school students all day, then after 10 years of begging agreed to stay late to teach us. He never seems to touch coffee, the nearest movie theater is 50 miles away, doesn't eat chocolate and one of the other students is a professional cook, who can wow him with pies and jellies. Another owns a grocery store, so he has the beer and that awful health food thing he drinks covered. I was so lost.

Then I saw the great "from the desk of" and realized that I know the man loves to fish. Aha, I have a fish stamp! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction folks.
darskee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 04:07 AM   #61
Hardware Hotshot
 
Tracy-Stamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,074
Default Pencil Holders

I don't know if anyone has mentioned these yet, but I love these pencil holders created by Laurie Schmidlin. They are really quick and easy! I definitely recommend them As you can see from the last picture I wrapped them individually in clear SU! bags.





__________________
Visit me here ----> Durcan Designs
Tracy-Stamper is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 05:02 AM   #62
Mad Swapper
 
HoosierMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: La La Land
Posts: 1,576
Default

This is such a great thread with so many good ideas! This year I just ended up doing lots of teacher cards with some gift cards. I had this really great idea for the kindergarten teacher. I have been taking photos all year, and not just of my child, and my plan was to make her a slideshow in iPhoto set to music and burn it onto a DVD for her. Then I found out yesterday that she is doing the SAME thing and burning copies to send home with all the kids on the last day of school. So that kinds of kills my idea! She's getting a giftcard instead.
__________________
Aimee
mom to two girls & one cool dog!
My blog
HoosierMama is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 05:23 AM   #63
Gabfest Goddess
 
geogymnast82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,011
Default

My son started middle school this year. I had already planned on sending in Christmas gifts for all his teachers. The hardest part wasn't doing the gifts as it was getting my son to actually take them in! I told him to tell his friends who were giving him a hard time about him "trying to get on the teacher's good side" that I did this all the time and I was making him do it (which was really the truth). I keep my eyes out especially for school colors items such as the blank notebook/pads with matching cards Michael's tends to carry. Luckily, my kids' elementary, middle and high school all have the same colors, so what I get for one I can use for any. Even if the notebook or cards have a monogram already printed on them, I just cover that up with some punched out design or my own and glue it on. Last year I did simple "from the desk of" with the teacher's name using my JustRite stamps notecards with matching notebooks and a personalized RSVP pen for all the teachers. I had gotten the notecards and notebooks on clearance for half price, so for roughly less than $2 per teacher, they got a personalized matching set of stuff. Every teacher I heard from loved them and have used them.

I have a stash of supplies in my basement that I add to when I see clearance stuff. Just a little altering and you have a great gift. Even if my son doesn't want to take them in, I'll take them in myself. If the teachers can put up with all those kids, they deserve a little extra treat now and then. I know I wouldn't want their jobs.
geogymnast82 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 05:46 AM   #64
Stazon Splitcoast
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Walking the Moon, aMUSEd in funKY town
Posts: 22,212
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by geogymnast82View Post
My son started middle school this year. I had already planned on sending in Christmas gifts for all his teachers. The hardest part wasn't doing the gifts as it was getting my son to actually take them in! I told him to tell his friends who were giving him a hard time about him "trying to get on the teacher's good side" that I did this all the time and I was making him do it (which was really the truth). I keep my eyes out especially for school colors items such as the blank notebook/pads with matching cards Michael's tends to carry. Luckily, my kids' elementary, middle and high school all have the same colors, so what I get for one I can use for any. Even if the notebook or cards have a monogram already printed on them, I just cover that up with some punched out design or my own and glue it on. Last year I did simple "from the desk of" with the teacher's name using my JustRite stamps notecards with matching notebooks and a personalized RSVP pen for all the teachers. I had gotten the notecards and notebooks on clearance for half price, so for roughly less than $2 per teacher, they got a personalized matching set of stuff. Every teacher I heard from loved them and have used them.

I have a stash of supplies in my basement that I add to when I see clearance stuff. Just a little altering and you have a great gift. Even if my son doesn't want to take them in, I'll take them in myself. If the teachers can put up with all those kids, they deserve a little extra treat now and then. I know I wouldn't want their jobs.

I think that is the key with middle school kids and beyond to just take it in yourself and leave it in the office and maybe try to do something small for the office staff.... but I never get organized enough to get the teacher stuff done, so the office staff lose out too.
RiverIsis is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 02:29 PM   #65
Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
debbiedee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,080
Default

Quote:

Originally Posted by shereelView Post
I teach high school. I just recieved a cookie on a stick, with a note from a student who has learning issue that said, "thank you for treating me the same" I may cry for a while.
I am a paraeducator and I work with high school students like you mentioned above and this brought tears to my eyes!

Many of you mentioned you quit giving after grade school or middle school age. I would like to encourage you to give all the way thru school. The teachers put up with so much stuff and I think it's important to show appreciation for what they do at all ages. It can be something as simple as a large cookie!
I gave gifts all year long to the teacher's whose rooms I was in with my students. For the guys it was a Snickers, homemade cinnamon roll, and/or On the Go flavored packets for bottled water (I found out easily what their fav's were) and they were shocked the first time that someone would give them something and so appreciative. For the gals it was altered $1 candle jars like this http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...00&ppuser=1952
altered toilet paper tubes with their favorite candy like this http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...00&ppuser=1952
and at Easter (http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...00&ppuser=1952)

You don't have to do something for every occasion, but the teacher's are so appreciative of little things. I rec'd cookies, candies and pictures with personal notes and treasured each one of them.
__________________
my gallery; my blog
debbiedee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 02:42 PM   #66
Mad Swapper
 
kellestamps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Waxhaw, NC
Posts: 1,743
Default

If you are looking for a young child's teacher's gift (less kids) I made a couple of these as gifts in the past:

Thank you for helping us Bloom & Grow which was inspired by someone on SCS (linked)


Also, pencil bouquets are fun (inspired again by others on SCS)

HTH!

Kelle
kellestamps is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 06:27 PM   #67
Kookie Creator
 
bradley's_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 454
Default

I made ds' teacher an album-with a picture of each child and I used my friends Cricut to cut their names out.
bradley's_mom is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 12:06 PM   #68
Stazon Splitcoast
 
jellychick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI
Posts: 10,887
Default

any new ideas???
jellychick is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 01:28 PM   #69
Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
debbiedee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,080
Default

Jellychick, I haven't read all the posts, but this year I made the jr. notepads (cut in half) and gave some as gifts and got multiple orders as they wanted them for their kid's teachers. I made matching pens (RSVP ones) to go with them. I sold about 60 of them.
__________________
my gallery; my blog
debbiedee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off