Printable Thanks "a latte" Gift Card Holder {Teacher Appreciation}

    Posted by  ·  April 14, 2011
    hi there! we are jamie, jodie and jennifer. also known as the girls from eighteen25.
    born + raised (and still here) in vegas. us three sisters grew up in a
    little brick house on the east side of town. the number hammered onto our
    mailbox was 1825.
    we live only miles from each other now and get together as much as possible
    to play. with 11 kids between the three of us, the more playtime, the
    we are very excited to be over here at Skip to my Lou today!
    we are long time fans of Cindy’s awesome blog so it means the world to us to be able to guest post today.  🙂
    i think it’s safe to say that most teachers are fans of some type of coffee house.
    and i think it’s safe to say that most of us appreciate all that those teachers do…
    a latte!!
    (a lot – get it?)

    what you’ll need:

    • 5×7 thanks a latte print found here (i had them printed out at Costco)
    • a coffee sleeve
    • white or kraft cardstock
    • twine
    • stapler and double sided tape (or other adhesive)
    • gift card for starbucks (or other coffee house)
    how to put it together:
    • attach the print to a 5.5″ x 7.5″ piece of cardstock
    • trim the coffee sleeve to 4″ wide (cutting with the corrugated lines)
    • place a piece of double sided tape to the very bottom of sleeve and attach to print
    • staple sides of the sleeve and insert card
    • tie some fun twine around your gift
    **for extra fun, place the card inside of a paper pastry bag and hand out to all of those well-deserving teachers.

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    1. Abby
      Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
      Hi! I love this! I downloaded the file through Box, but cannot figure out how to print? Can you help? Or maybe email it to me so I can print it?
      Thanks so much!
    2. Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
      I cannot figure out how to print the Thanks a Latte Card. When you click the link, it displays but no way to download the jpeg file or print. Help! I used this a few years ago and wanted to use again, but cannot.
    3. Lauren
      Thursday, April 27th, 2017
      I was trying to download thanks a latte 5x7 print. It will not let me save and print by right clicking on the picture. I love this idea. Do you have another suggestion on how to download this image? Thank you.
    4. Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
      I used your printout for our last day of school today, and they turned out great. Thank you!
    5. Kimberly
      Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
      This is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much for allowing us to print it for free. That is very kind of you.
    6. Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
      What a cute idea! Thank for you the great tips.
    7. Ann
      Thursday, December 4th, 2014
      How did you print it out? As a 5 x 7 picture? Glossy or Luster?
    8. Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
      Is there a way to change the verbiage? I am in real estate and would like to utilize to thank people for there referrals.


    9. Monica
      Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
      My daughter and I had fun making this. Thank you so much for sharing
    10. JB
      Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
      Just placed an order on Costco to print these! I love them! Thank you for making my life EASY and providing such a cute way to give a gift card!
    11. Elisa
      Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
      Just wondering what color of twine from the Twinery you used? Is it "Peapod" or "Carribean"?
    12. Missy Smith
      Sunday, January 26th, 2014
      Just found this cute idea. Had a thought though, since our little town does not have a Starbucks. Include a packet of instant latte mix. Different brands can be found in the coffee isle of your local grocery. Several packets come in a box and can be used to make multiple gifts. (If you have more than one teacher and/or child.) I received a gift last year with two packets in a disposable coffee cup wrapped with a bow and cellophane.
    13. Monday, December 30th, 2013
      Really like this concept but having a lot of problems installing from “box cloud”…says computer file cannot be downloaded. can you deliver this in another format??? Would really like to provide to instructors this Friday!! thank you!!
      • Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
        Feel free to email me and we will send you the file.
    14. Monday, December 30th, 2013
      Super lovely idea for the Coffee house and Dunkin Inflatable donuts gift certificates :)
    15. Sherri
      Friday, December 13th, 2013
      Hi gals.
      I tried to print the Thanks a latte template, and it keeps coming out on a full 8x11.5 sheet :( Can you help a girl out?
    16. Friday, November 22nd, 2013
      It seems that in the case of big construction you wouldn't get a cscs card with fake carpentry
      NVQ as they check, but could it open doors in small companies?
      What about horticulture NVQ?.
    17. Elisa
      Thursday, May 16th, 2013
      Thank you so much for sharing!! I did these for my daughter's preschool teachers -- they turned out SO CUTE!
    18. Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
      I love this tutorial, it's going to be featured on the At Play blog tomorrow.
      I hope you'll stop by.

      If you have any other craft tutorials you would like added to the database visit our site and you can submit them right from the main page!

    19. Luanne Pang
      Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
      lovely gift card holder!
    20. Saturday, April 27th, 2013
      You are so kind to share this pattern. Quick and O' so sweet. Our school secretaries were treated this week on Secretary Day! THANKS!
    21. Edie
      Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
      So appreciate you sharing this! I am doing one for all the office staff at my daughters' school. THANKS!!!!
    22. Marie
      Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
      OMG !!! this is GREAT !!! uploading pics to costco right now ! hahahah
    23. Saturday, May 19th, 2012
      So cool! I can't wait to do this. I linked to it from my working mom's site:
    24. Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
      this is perfect! thank you!
    25. Rose
      Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
      Love this idea but having a lot of trouble downloading from "boxcloud"...says file canot be downloaded....can you send this in another format??? Would really love to give to teachers this friday!! thank you!!
    26. Maria
      Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
      Doing this for teacher appreciation this week. Thanks so much!
    27. Sarah
      Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
      Just finished making these for my sons 3 teachers. They turned out great! Thanks so much for the idea and the fantastic template. I know they are going to love them. :)
    28. Tracy
      Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
      I am a middle school teacher and I find these adorable. I will be making these for my daughter's preschool teachers!
    29. Wendy
      Monday, May 7th, 2012
      Love this for my kids' teachers!!! Cute idea!
    30. Monday, May 7th, 2012
      This is wonderful! Thank you so much for making this so easy! I am super excited about giving these out to my son's preschool teachers!
    31. Monday, May 7th, 2012
    32. Natalie
      Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
      Thank you so much for having this printable template on your website. This is adorable and so easy thanks to the template.
    33. Michelle
      Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
      I love this idea. Our PTO would like to use this to create invitations. I would like to shrink it and put two on a page so that we can print it on card stock. Has anyone been able to do anything like this? We also want to print right on the front of it. If I can at least get two on a page, then I can run it through my printer. Can anyone help?
    34. Laura M
      Monday, December 19th, 2011
      Just made one of these with a slight modification. Thanks for the download so that I didn't have to recreate it!
    35. courtney
      Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
      Is the free printable still available? The link is not working, and I was hoping to use it for some teacher holiday gifts. Thanks!
    36. Thursday, November 24th, 2011
      Thanks SO much for the awesome printable! I used it and blogged about it here
    37. Lo
      Monday, November 21st, 2011
      I love it. This is simple and very creative :) Thanks for sharing.
    38. Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
      What a unique gift card! I think that in most cases a gift card will be much appreciated by the recipient as it is very personal and shows that the giver cares about the recipient
    39. Monday, August 22nd, 2011
      This idea is adorable and we love it so much we've included it in our latest post at No Impact Bride. Hope you don't mind!

    40. Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
      Love it... thanks so much for sharing the freebie template.
    41. Nancy
      Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
      I LOVE this idea~! Would you share a pdf or a downloadable file?
    42. Michelle
      Thursday, May 5th, 2011
      Thank you for the idea! I made this yesterday and my daughter was able to give this card to both her teacher and her student teacher. They LOVED it! Her teacher even took a picture of the card and sent them to her family.

      Cool tip: I went to Starbucks earlier this week to get their coffee sleeve. I believe they may have officially changed their sleeve color to green. The color matched the card beautifully!
    43. Kathy
      Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
      Just finished mine simple, cute and I hope the teachers will love it. One seems to always have a starbucks cup with her! :)
    44. Trudie
      Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
      Does anyone have a cute version of something similar for a gift card to Barnes and Noble???
    45. Momsy
      Monday, May 2nd, 2011
      Thank you so much for the cute idea and for providing the free printable. Y'all are awesome!
    46. Saturday, April 30th, 2011
      This is such a grande idea!

      Thank you so much for sharing! I featured this card in a roundup of teacher gift ideas.

    47. Julie
      Friday, April 22nd, 2011
      Is there an easy way to resize this to a 4x6 print (vs. 5x7). I would like to do quite a few of these and 5x7 prints are SO much more expensive than 4x6.
      My email is: if anyone with more tech savy than I have could resize it for me.
    48. Monday, April 18th, 2011
      Hi! This is so awesome I had to try!!

      Thanks so very much for the prinatble.

      See my post about it here :)

      Fancy Frugal Life
    49. Teresa
      Saturday, April 16th, 2011
      Oh my gosh I just love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing!
    50. Kaycee Mason
      Saturday, April 16th, 2011
      Cute idea! Thanks!
    51. Friday, April 15th, 2011
      I have a cute teacher appriciation idea that I would like to share! how can I become invoved?
    52. Friday, April 15th, 2011
      What a great teacher gift! I want one!

    53. kathy
      Friday, April 15th, 2011
      What a cute idea ~ this would work well as a room mom gift, too (I'm a teacher). Thanks for sharing!
    54. Lisa K
      Friday, April 15th, 2011
      So cute! I just did a "thanks a latte" gift for my son's preschool teacher this week.

      I sewed a fabric coffee cozy, slipped it on an empty cup, put tissue in the cup and stuffed the "thanks a latte" sign (attached to a craft stick) in the cup with the gift card. She loved it!

      You can get coffee sleeves at Starbucks. Just flip it over so the wording doesn't show.
    55. Friday, April 15th, 2011
      Adorable! Shared it on Facebook!
    56. Friday, April 15th, 2011
      What an adorable idea!
      Would be great for any caregiver. Thanks for sharing ;)
    57. Friday, April 15th, 2011
      What a wonderful project!!!! Thank you!!!
    58. Friday, April 15th, 2011
      LOVE & am so doing this! Jackie-you can pick up a coffee sleeve at starbucks when you buy the gift card
    59. Friday, April 15th, 2011
      Love the idea!

      Jackie, You can get coffee sleeves at any starbucks, dunkin donuts, or anywhere that sells coffee drinks to go.

      BTW Appreciation is spelled wrong in the title. Since it's a post about teachers, it seems like I should point it out. :)
    60. Jackie
      Friday, April 15th, 2011
      Love this idea! Thank you for sharing too! I have one question where can I get a coffee sleeve?

      Thanks, Jackie
    61. Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      I'm a teacher, and one of the most thoughtful things some parents have done for me is to ask me where I shop, eat, etc. The card IS cute, but...I don't drink coffee, so it would be an instant regift.
    62. Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      WOW that is a great idea!
    63. Tania
      Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      Such a cute way to say thanks. Looking forward to making these for our kids teachers. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.
    64. Amy
      Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      i love this A LATTE!!! makes a gift card so much more fun. i think i may make a fabric coffee sleeve to go with it. thanks for the idea and the printable!!!
    65. Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      bravo les filles superbe bises mes belles jojo
    66. Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      Love the Thanks a Latte greeting cards, they are too cute!

      Anyway I was searching for interesting blogs yesterday and I came upon yours! Hence my reason for this message. I want to pass on the Versatile Blogger Award to you! You can view it at my blog:

      If you've got any questions or anything, email me. Have a Marvelous Day!
    67. Kacey
      Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      Where do you find coffee sleeves, for those of us non coffee drinkers?
    68. Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      Wow this is really cute! It is a great gift idea!
    69. Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      This is why you're always my go-to blog for teacher gift ideas! xoxo
    70. Angela
      Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      These are FANTASTIC! I'm going to use this in my workplace too!
    71. Kristen
      Thursday, April 14th, 2011
      So very CUTE! Love eighteen25. Can't wait to give these out at the end of the school year. Thank you!!!