Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back To School

Hi scrappers.  This month at She's A Sassy Lady I'm sharing a back to school project.  I like to put something together for my nephew to take to his class and this year I found a crayon box and thought it would be perfect for a little treat.

This is a picture of the box before it's folded.  I used the tools in Silhouette software to change the size of the box for my needs.  I cut a few samples before finding the right size.   

Look at all these fun colors!  I love using a variety of colors and patterns for elementary school age children.

Next I stamped "first day of school" on white card stock and then used a scallop punch which I adhered on some brown card stock.  Punches come in really handy for projects where you're making multiples of an item.  For this project I made 30 treat boxes.  I don't know exactly how many kids are in my nephew's class this year, so I prefer to make more than I think I'll need.

To finish the box I wrapped some ribbon around them and adhered the badges.  Inside of each box is a mini fruit rollup and sticker.

When it comes to school projects my goal is to keep it simple.  I do this for a couple reasons, the first is because I have to make so many.  And secondly, second graders aren't going to really appreciate time, energy or perfection.  So, it's just not worth stressing out...they just want the treat inside anyway!

  • Pattern Paper- Papertrey Ink Bitty Dot Basics
  • Solid Card Stock- Papertrey Ink
  • Ribbon- White 1/4-inch grosgrain Stampin' UP
  • 1-inch scallop punch Martha Stewart
  • 1 1/4-inch circle punch Marvy Uchida
  • Brown Ink- Papertrey Ink
  • Stamp- The Paper Studio
 Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!


Karons Krafty Korner said...

These are fabulous, what a great idea. TFS

Michelle said...

These are simply adorable Kate - I love that paper. No doubt about it you are the best auntie!