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Shelley Hunter

{Free Printable} Teacher Appreciation Gift Card Measures Up!

Make the grade with this free teacher appreciation gift card holder that reads “No One Will Ever Measure Up to You, Teacher.”

Put "measure up" gift card on a ruler

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We made a similar “measures up” gift card for Mother’s Day and everybody loved it so much that we pushed the little yellow envelope further and made a teacher thank you gift card holder to match. With just a few simple embellishments, this turned out to be, quite possibly one of my favorite free printables of all. And it should be! Our teachers deserve all the thanks and cuteness we can muster.

In the steps below, you’ll see that I layered card stock, hacked the folded gift card holder and played around with some restaurant gift cards as well. Of course, the matching Visa® gift card with the ruler design, in my opinion, makes this free gift card printable an A+. Check it out and let me know if you think this gift card measures up to all the hype.

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Order Gift Card and Download Printable

To make this fun teacher thank you gift, download the free printable gift card holder of your choice. The flat holder matches the predesigned Visa gift card that looks like a ruler and reads “No one will ever measure up to you.” The folded gift card holder matches as well, but it can also easily be used to hold teacher’s favorite store gift card or a restaurant gift card as well. Decide which gift card you want to give to the teacher and then pick the holder accordingly.

Order Teacher Thank You Visa Gift Card

Download Free Matching “No one will ever measure up” Flat Gift Card Holder

Download Free Matching “No one will ever measure up” Folded Gift Card Holder

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Print and Cut

After downloading the Teacher Thank You gift card holder of your choice, print it on a color printer using “best quality” and “actual size” settings. (Do not select “shrink to fit” or any other setting that will change the size of the printed .pdf image.) White, card stock paper measuring 8-1/2″ x 11″ works best. Cut the holder with a paper cutter using the trim marks as a guide.

teacher appreciation gift card supplies

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Craft the Flat Holder

The easiest thing to do at this point is simply attach the gift card to the flat gift card holder and present it to your teacher. But I’m going for the A+ paper here so I took the project a step further. First, I mounted the flat gift card holder onto some black card stock paper. Then, I placed the ruler gift card onto the carrier and secured it with some adorable measuring tape washi tape I found at the craft store. Seriously cute.

thank you teacher gift

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Make the Folded Holder

First, I mounted the holder onto a piece of yellow polka-dot tone-on-tone card stock. Just before beginning the folding process that I always use, I got the idea to put an Applebee’s gift card on the unfolded holder instead. Apple for teacher? Get it?

teacher appreciation gift card

Then I couldn’t decide. Should I put the Applebee’s gift card on the long gift card holder or the short one? Should I use the measuring tape washi tape or the chalkboard line washi tape? Should I put the ruler gift card on both holders? So many options. All cute as a kid in kindergarten.

two versions of the gift card

Ok, so now back to folding that gift card holder. I always score card stock before folding it so the creases look professional. To score the card on the opposite side, I measure the card first. For me, the fold lines are at the 3″ and 6-1/4″ marks. (Measure your card to be sure you have the same measurements.)

measure the printable gift card holder

Using a bone folder (or another semi-sharp tool you have around the house like the back of a butter knife or the edge of the plastic gift card), score the paper on the fold lines using a ruler as your guide.

score the cardstock before folding

Fold the gift card holder as shown so it makes a little pocket, perfectly sized to hold the gift card of your choosing. Using double-sided tape or a glue stick, seal the edges of the gift card pocket, then put the gift card inside. I used the measuring tape washi tape for the perfect embellishment. Write a personal note in the space above the card.

Put ruler gift card inside

Try adding a thank you gift card instead of the ruler gift card. I like the pop of color when a red gift card goes inside and I especially like gift cards that have a “thank you” message written on them. I’ve seen several teacher gift card designs are stores like Target, Starbucks, Office Depot and Staples.

Other thank you gift cards work as well

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Present it!

These gift card holders are so cute that you really don’t have to do anything else to make them special. I couldn’t resist tying the folded gift card holder to an actual ruler. Other ideas include making a measuring tape pot, a ruler wreath, or a ruler pencil holder. What a great way to give thanks beyond measure!

Put "measure up" gift card on a ruler

measure up gift card
Nobody measures up to you


Send it in the Mail

order teacher appreciation gift card

If you want to express your appreciation to a teacher but don’t have time for all this crafting, you can mail the “no one measures up to you” card straight from our website. Simply order the Teacher Appreciation Visa gift card and select the standard greeting card option. Take a moment to personalize each with graduate’s name and a special message. Tell us where to send the card and we’ll take care of the rest!

More on Pinterest

For more free printable gift card holders, check out the free prints page or follow Gift Card Girlfriend on Pinterest. This fun gift is on our Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas board and on our free printables board.

If you use this printable, send me a link to your page in the comments below or contact me on Twitter (@GCGirlfriend). I want to see what inspires you.

Happy Gift Carding!

~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend

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