Teacher’s Gift – Gift Card Holder

Teachers Gift Ideas

It's my pleasure to be featured on Eileen Hull's blog today. Do you know Eileen?  She designs wonderful dies for Sizzix, and her originality always impresses me. Eileen consistently designs with multiple uses in mind. She wants you to get as much out of every die as possible. For instance, this die is called the Recipe Box but it can be used for many other projects as well.  I chose to use it for a teacher's gift as the end of the school year is upon us.

Teachers gift idea - gift card box with Tim Holtz Sizzix butterly die and Eileen Hull recipe card box die (Marjie Kemper)

You could also use it to create party favors, business card holders, or gift card holders.  You could fill it with treats for all the kids in a class during holidays.  It can even hold a mini-album, if you're a scrapbooker. Your imagination is the only boundary!

I made mine into a gift card holder for an end-of-year teacher's gift. Eileen's Recipe Box paired beautifully with Tim Holtz's Detailed Butterflies. I cut multiples of the butterflies (you get four different butterflies in that set) and layered them. I've spelled out the steps and included additional photos over on Eileen's site. Blue links are affiliate links which are used at no cost to you.

Sizzix teacher's gift card box with Tim Holtz butterly die and Eileen Hull recipe card box die (Marjie Kemper)

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I did a “Make & Take” in Eileen's booth at the Craft & Hobby Association's trade show in January with this die. Here's a link to a recap post.  Eileen drives her vintage camper when she teaches in stores all across the country. She was able to park it on the show floor this year. Attendees loved taking a tour!


Eileen's booth was hopping. Many designers led projects that gave attendees a chance to experiment while at the show. Here's a picture of some of the attendees who visited while I was there, along with the Recipe Box projects they made:


If you'd like to learn more about how I made the teacher's gift card box, please visit Eileen's blog and tell her I sent you.

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  1. Heather Thompson on May 25, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    very cool, love the idea!

  2. Sandra on May 16, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    This looks amazing, Marjie! Great to hear that you’re featured at Eileen’s blog! Hugs, Sandra

  3. Julia Aston on May 14, 2016 at 9:19 am

    What a wonderful way to give a gift card Marjie – the box is a gift in itself! Looks like everyone enjoyed your class at CHA!

  4. gio on May 14, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Such a lovely and colourful project, Marije!

  5. Anne R on May 14, 2016 at 3:24 am

    It was lovely to see you being featured on Eileen’s blog Marjie! Eileen is such a treasure and she works so incredibly hard. I love how you decorated your Recipe Box, it makes such a lovely gift for a teacher. xx

  6. Lisa H on May 13, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    fabulous Marjie!!

  7. Lynne on May 13, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    This is pretty, art and practical – what a hat-trick!
    Fabulous idea from you Marjie.

  8. Anita Houston on May 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    What a clever idea, and so beautiful too! I LOVE the whole thing!

  9. Renee on May 13, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Love this! I saw the trailer, it was amazing!!

  10. Julie Tucker-Wolek on May 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

    So beautiful! LOVING the colors and that butterfly!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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