Teacher’s are usually really good about recognizing all their students’ birthdays and we all know how pricey cards can get. I always like to give Madison’s teachers a pack (or a few) of handmade birthday cards so they don’t have to dig into their own pockets for cards. That’s one thing I can easily contribute and I always have fun making them. I like to make a bunch and tie them up in a cute little package so it’s as much fun for the teacher to receive as it is for her/him to give!
Handmade Birthday Cards
And it’s fun to let the kids help in whatever their age allows, whether that’s making the cards, attaching a sticker or even writing a personal gift tag note. (Even if they don’t get the spelling completely right.)
I got a chance to try out the new David Tutera paper crafts line (available at Jo-Ann stores) to see just how easy card-making can be. It’s so easy to make fun cards with this 1-2-3 set-up. Everything is labeled by size and step.
1. Choose a card. 2. Choose a layer. 3. Then choose an embellishment. It’s that easy!
1. I chose size C which is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card
2. I used double stick tape to attach a layer onto the top.
3. Then I added one of the embellishments.
I made sure to add the embellishment on opposite sides of every other card so the whole stack wouldn’t be lopsided.
I made six Birthday cards in all and tried to make a variety, suitable for either gender.
…and then let your little sweetie write a special gift tag for his or her teacher.
This is a great teacher’s gift that you could help your child make and what child wouldn’t be thrilled to receive a Birthday note on one of the special cards that THEY helped make?
I know Madison always LOVED it!
Check out all my other DIY gift ideas.
Disclosure: I received products and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this project. All opinions are my own.