I don't think I would have attempted these without the pazzle! I cut each box and the SMS. It didn't take that long as I had 3 mats going. The tag reads "Just a little somthing EXTRA to let you know we think you are worth a 100 GRAND. There is no need to go NUTS, simply open and enjoy!". Then filled it with extra gum, 100 grand bar and a hershey bar w/ nuts. I think they turned out real cute and only took about 5 hours to complete them all. Teacher appreciation gets harder as the kids get older. The easiest for me is elementary school and I think these turned out great for middle school. I have no idea what to do for high school but I have until next year to worry about that!