I love doing the teacher gifts for Claire! For one, teachers are about the coolest people on the planet and there is an endless amount of cute things to do for awesome people. Also, I realize that my kiddo is almost always cute but not always easy to teach. It's important to me to communicate my appreciation to her teachers and therapists... thank you, thank you, thank you...
Home made card with some scrap card stock
My favorite trick is to buy the card making magazines at the craft store and steel all the ideas, just tweak them to what I have around the house.