1st day of school teacher gift

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I did a craft, y’all! I’ve actually been doing a lot of crafts, the hard part is getting them on the ol’ blog! Baby boy only sleeps so much!

So, here’s the deal, Cricut teamed up bloggers from the Cricut Explore launch event and gave us a challenge. I’m always up for a challenge!  I’m part of team 5 and this is the paper craft round! Oh and our theme is 5, thus my high 5 notecards! Y’all this craft so stinkin’ easy. I made 40 notecards in an hour! They make really cute 1st day of school teacher gifts if you wrap up 10 or so with envelopes and a cute ribbon! Teachers can use them to send home to kids or parents or even give to other teachers!

homemade teacher gifts

I uploaded the hand image (tutorial here) and cut out 40 of them on hot pink card stock. I did this with Maxwell sleeping in his rocker right next to me. True! The Cricut Explore is quiet! I used a paper cutter to cut sheets of card stock in half and folded each one. Then, I glued my hand on the front of the card! So stinkin’ easy. I used a sharpie to make the conversation bubble and write “high five!”

High five 3

Here are the high five notecards in all of their glory!

homemade teacher gifts


After you get the cards made, wrap them up with a ribbon and a little to/from card. I also made that on the Cricut Explore. Again super simple! I used the “boys will be boys” block font and the same little hand image from the card! After it was cut, I glued it to a piece of black card stock!

Teacher gift notecards

Teachers, likey? Useful gifts are the best in my opinion! Here’s another fun 1st day of school gift… and ironically enough, I used Max on this gift over a year ago! Do you bring teacher gifts to the first day of school? I’d love to hear…

DIY Teacher appreciation gift


Be sure and check out my team members Cricut posts: DIY clip boards by Jill, napkin rings by Skip to my Lou, fridge photo frames by Jen, and a vinyl frame collage by Jonie! And if you’d like more info about the Cricut Blogger program, here are the deets!


  1. So stinkin’ cute, Jamie!! Love them! Pinning and sharing! Go team 5!

  2. I just got a cricut! Yay!

  3. Adorable! I love how these turned out – Team 5 FTW!

  4. Kathy E. says:

    No Cricut here, but would love to own one! Instead, I’m going to use your idea and hand-cut them to send to my teacher friends during the first week of school. Teachers need appreciation and encouragement every day of the year!


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