Teacher Appreciation Card SVG File - Free Template

Created on:

May 1, 2024

Updated on:

May 10, 2024

Written by Kelsey Sergi

Let's Make a DIY Teacher Appreciation Card with a Free SVG File for Cricut and Silhouette!

A DIY Teacher Appreciation Card SVG File for Cricut and Silhouette

It's almost the end of the year here in Alabama and before Summer hits, I wanted to make something special for the teachers in our lives. This homemade card is perfect for your favorite teachers and I am sure they will love it! This free digital download can be used with your Cricut machine or Silhouette cutting machine and is super easy to assemble! Whether it's Teacher Appreciation Week, the start of the school year, or the end; let's show the best teacher how much we appreciate their hard work with this fun card.

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To learn how to download please see these instructions for desktop/Chrome browser or iPad/iPhone/Safari. There is a 3-4 minute video explaining all of the steps for download to watch!

Looking for more school and teacher appreciation SVG files? Check out my School SVG files here or my Apple Shadowbox gift!

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Cricut Design Space Set Up!

This card has more parts than I usually do but that's ok! We are expanding our craft knowledge! Because this is a pop-up card the inside has a bit of a unique design to create the pop-up piece.

Start by un-grouping the whole file at the top and I moved my apple down towards the rest of the file. I tried so many times to get it there but for some reason that little apple wants to be on its own.

Cricut Design Space Set Up of a free SVG File for Teacher Appreciation.

Starting with the gray segment of the teacher appreciation card you will drop down the many and change the black vertical line (with some horizontal), to a score line. The blue lines below it will stay a basic cut. From there, you want to attach! This is important so that all these pieces stay together.

Next, want to change the rest of the score lines on the other card pieces and attach them. There are three more (two black and one white).

Personalizing a DIY Teacher Appreciation card in Cricut Design Space.

From here, I resized. The card was designed to be around 5x7 inches when folded so our biggest pieces need to be 10x7 inches. If you moved the apple, resize the WHOLE SVG (always resize the entire design) and make it around 22.2 inches wide. This should give you close to 5x7. You can make the card however big or small you would like.

After that, I added the teachers name, for this piece I decided to cut this out with vinyl. Any personalization I leave up to you!

I cut the rest of the card out with the medium cardstock setting and because of the layers here, this is a thick card so I recommend a 65 lb cardstock! I used both my Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker to cut this one out!

Silhouette Studio Changes if you're Using a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait

Silhouette Studio Set Up of a DIY Teacher Appreciation Card

The only difference here will be in the send panel. You will work with Lines rather than Simple. Make sure to change the black lines on the card to score! I love the Silhouette Cameo scoring because they use a blade to cut a shallow line. It's AMAZING! No blade switching, all in one smooth go!

Assembly of the Teacher Appreciation SVG

Step 1: Create the Pop Up Insert

Fold on the score line while pushing in the pop-up and create the creases. You want to have a gap in the side of the insert.

Folding the pop-up card insert for your teacher thank you card.

Step 2: Create the outside of the composition book

I folded my white insert first and then laid the black (you can do any color) on top. I used glue to attach these but you can also use a tape runner. Fold again in the middle.

Adding on the composition book part of the DIY teacher card.

​Step 3: Attach the Spine

There is a black strip to fold in half and attach which will act like the spine of the composition book. This is separate if you want to make the main color different.

Step 4: Add the Rectangle

​Glue on the two layers for where you would put your name. I used craft glue for this part as well.

Adding on details to a DIY teacher appreciation card with free svg template download.

Step 5: Assemble your Apple

​Start with the red part of the apple then the stem and then the leaf. The stem will be glued across two pop-up pieces and so will the leaf. This will attach and make the pop-up a bit more solid

A pop-up card insert with an apple.

Step 6: Glue In the Pop-Up Insert

I start with one side, glue it down, and then repeat on the other.

Gluing in your pop up card insert.

Step 7: Personalize

I used a low-grip transfer tape and vinyl to add my teacher's name to the front of the composition book card. You can add other handmade pieces here like a cute drawing from your student or a handwritten sentiment.

Adding a personalized touch to our DIY Teacher Appreciation card.

Once you have this completed, your card is done!

A handmade card that looks like a composition book.

I am very proud of this card and happy to share it with you! It is the perfect way to show how much you love your favorite teacher on Teacher Appreciation Day or at the end of the year!

​Thank you so much for crafting with me!

Stay crafty!

Kelsey Sergi - the owner and crafter at Dinosaur Mama.

Hi crafters! I'm Kelsey and I am here to bring you new original craft projects and free SVG files for your cutting machines every week!

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