Back to School Teacher Gift

As the new school year begins…

Don’t forget about the teachers in your life.

We all know your child’s teacher is over the moon to have your wonderful child in her class,

but just remember, she still has to deal with “you know who’s” kid.

And while she may “need” school supplies…

what she really wants is CHOCOLATE.  (and maybe wine)

Believe me…she’s not ready for summer to be over either.

To bribe entice your child’s teacher…

You might want to create a Back to School Teacher’s Gift Box using the

Xyron 9″ Creative Station* and the Eileen Hull Treasure Box Die*.   


Back to School Teacher Gift Box Supplies Used:

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To Create the Back to School Teacher Gift Box:

  • Lay decorative scrapbook paper (design side up) on the  Xyron 9″ Creative Station* crank the handle to run the paper through the machine.  As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station it adds adhesive to the back side of the paper.  The Xyron Creative Station is easy to use and it doesn’t need electricity.
  • Adhere the paper onto the chipboard.  If you would like a design on the inside of the box, adhere coordinating paper on the other side of the chipboard.

I love using the Xyron Creative Station* when making larger projects like this because you get complete coverage, great adhesion, no wrinkling and no bubbles!

  • Lay the covered mat board over the Treasure Box Die* sandwiched between two cutting plates.  (for larger dies use the Sizzix Extender Cutting Plates)
  • Crank the handle of the Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine*and run the die through the machine.  The Big Shot will cut and score the mat board.

  • You will need to cut two of each piece to create the treasure box.

  • Fold chipboard along creased lines and attach matching pieces together.  Because the  chipboard is thick, you will need a strong adhesive to bond the pieces together.
  • Glue the two rectangle pieces on the top and bottom of the box and lid.

  • Cut the tops off 4 pencils approx. 3/4″.
  • Cut one long 3-3/4″ pencil piece.
  • Cut two pieces of pencil 1/2″.

  • Glue the 4 pencil tops to the bottom of the box to create feet.
  • Glue the two small pencil pieces onto the larger pencil piece to create a handle.

To create the hinges…

  • Add adhesive on a piece of faux leather paper by running it through the Xyron Creative Station.
  • Adhere it to a second piece of faux leather paper so that it’s double sided.
  • Die cut two hinges using  the hinge part of the Treasure Box die.
  • Adhere onto back of the box.

Fill the box with chocolates or other goodies and give to your favorite teacher.

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First Day Back to School Signs

Watch out Kindergarten here I come!

The first day of school is a big deal.  Especially when it’s your first day of Kindergarten.

My grandson is going into Kindergarten this year and will be riding the bus with his big brother.

It’s a really big deal.

So… I decided to make him something  special.

Using my Silhouette Cameo Wireless Cutting Machine* and a variety of fun colors of adhesive

gloss craft vinyl from StyleTechCraft…I made a cute two-sided sign for them (or Mom) to use

for those First Day of School pictures.

StyleTechCraft has a large selection of adhesive vinyl colors to choose from.

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On the second side of the sign I made a few adjustments to my Silhouette Back to School

SVG cut file and added lines instead of dots.  (too many dots for me)

Using a chalk marker or chalk you can reuse the sign for many years to come.

FYI…The base of the sign is a wood cut out from which I painted using DecoArt Chalkboard Paint*.

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BTS Vinyl Pouch

BTS Pouch made with StyleTech Vinyl…

A little BTS project to make with the bigger kids.

I wanted my project to be bright, fun and colorful so I used

Styletech Fluorescent Craft Vinyl from Tape Technologies.

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How to make the BTS Vinyl Pouch…                                                           (*affiliate link)

  • Cut two pieces of self adhesive vinyl 4 1/2″ x 8″.
  • Cut a piece of cardstock the same size.
  • Using Vinyl Transfer Tape*, apply vinyl onto cardstock.  Turn cardstock over and add second piece of vinyl onto the back of the cardstock.
  • Smooth out any air bubbles with Bone Folder*.
  • Trim vinyl and cardstock piece to 4″ x 7 1/2″.
  • Score vinyl using a Scoring Board* 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″.  Fold pouch on creases.
  • Cut 1″ strips of vinyl.
  • Cut vinyl to size and score 1/2″ down the strip.  Use strips to cover sides of pouch.
  • Cut additional strips to decorate pouch.
  • Cut small flowers using Sizzix Triplits Dies ~ Flower 2* to embellish.
  • Add Doodlebug Adhesive Enamel Sprinkles* in center of flower.

  • Punch small hole in top corner and add book ring.
  • On the inside add a piece of hook and loop tape.
  • Use a corner round punch to round the corners of the flap.

For more fun, try making a larger pencil pouch.

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Craft Ideas Fall 2015

Craft Ideas Fall 2015 cover

I’m So excited….

I have two projects in the latest issue of Craft Ideas magazine.

A Back to School Announcement Board on page 11 and a simple Back to School Card on page 53.

You can see the instructions for the Back to School Announcement board here on Craft Ideas.

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Make sure to pick up your copy.

 

Quick & Easy Washi Tape Make-Over

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Quick and Easy, Keep It Simple.  Sounds like a great DIY plan. 

With a little creativity you can transform plain into something fun and personal.

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I started with a plain pencil cup from Deflecto.

With a little Washi Tape wrapped around the top and bottom of the cup, a couple of stickers and

accessories…  I now have a cute pencil cup to set on my desk.

I added a couple of my favorite pictures of my special guys from last year.  (boy have they grown)

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Need a couple “brownie points” for the upcoming back to school?

This would make a great teacher gift.

Just add the Teacher’s Name, Grade or “Welcome Back to School” along with a apple sticker or two.

Great for Dorm Rooms too.

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DCC: Crafting with School Supplies

My Favorite Album

Every since I was a young girl, I have always loved shopping for back to school supplies.

In my family there were 5 kids.  My Mom had to save all summer for this.

It was always a big deal picking out a new outfit and getting supplies.

So when it came time to buy back to school supplies for my kids, I always tried to make it a special day.

I always feel bad for the kids whose mom is going down the aisle stressed and complaining.

That mom just doesn’t get it.  (she’s probably the mom who’s complaining in June)

Now that my son is in High School, back to school shopping isn’t quite the same.

But…I still stop and check things out.

l stock up on glue sticks, theme books and any little thing that I think I can use for my crafting

endeavors.  (I still have lined notebook paper and folders from several years ago.)

Index cards

For my Favorite Things Album, I picked up some inexpensive index cards for .48 at Wal-Mart.

When binding my book, I allowed enough space for two rows of cards.

Inside of Favorite Album 2

Now, I can list favorite recipes, books, quotes.  (anything goes)

Source:  Paper and Stickers from Authentique Papers “Favorite” Collection.

This month’s Designer Craft Connection theme is :  Crafting with School Supplies.

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