Apples and Pencils

If you, like me, have had your kids home all during the Summer, I bet you’re looking forward to what comes next: First Day of School!!! Wooooo hooooo!!!! 😀

It’s not that my kids have been that annoying, but they always manage to turn night into day and vice versa so it’s practically impossible to do something with them during the day – cause they’re sleeping and then awake and active when YOU want to sleep.

Oh well….it’s all over now…..Muahahaha!

Monday is first day of school for my boys and I really look forward to it. Getting the house all to myself for a couple of hours….ahhhhhh…..

Speaking of School start, Sandy of Simply Crafty Svg’s made the cutest Back to School files and I decided to make a few of them. Both are sized down due to lack of storage space here in my new home, but that doesn’t make them less cute.

First off is the Apple Box:

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As mentioned, I sized it down to 60% of the original size.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Crimson and Woodgrain Patterned Kraft along with patterned paper from Doodlebug Design “Back to School”

All edges are inked with Distress ink and I used some small dots from my ginormous stash on the label as well as a few stickers from the paper collection.

Finally I glued a cute dotted ribbon around the lid and bada bing…..

Adorable, right?

Next is the 3D Pencil Box:

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This little cutie is downsized to 50% and I also used AC Cardstock for it – this time in Latte, Charcoal, Melon and Bubble Gum. I also used Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten and patterned paper from Doodlebug Design.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink and I used two embossing folders to make a little texture on the pencil – Notebook from Sizzix and one from Cuttlebug which name I’ve forgotten but it looks a bit like twigs.

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This little box is just right for giving away school supplies like pencils (would have to be made in the original size though), erasers etc.

So now, all that’s left to do, is to crack open a bottle of wine and celebrate freedom this coming Monday 😀 LOL……Ah come on! I know you feel the same way! 😉

Thanks for stopping by today – sorry I’ve been missing in action for a while but moving has taken up all my time and energy. Luckily I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and I can free up some time for resting and crafting.

 

Colors of the Rainbow

Hello – so happy you joined me today 🙂

This time it’s not going to be about Easter :-O

If you have followed my blog for some time, you know that I’m crazy about color and this next project is no exception.

These delightful and cute Single Test Tube Holders from Paper Closet Designs – all designed by the very talented Tracy Moon Rushton, can be decorated and used in endless ways and this is just one idea that I’m about to show you 🙂

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Putting candy in a test tube and displaying it in a cute holder, is just sheer genius to me. I know lots of kids who love to have these to share with their buddies or classmates. So great for theme Birthdays and even for adults too 😉

So I made these in the colors of the rainbow with a big help from Doodlebug Design Papers and the first one is Red:

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Red is made from AC Cardstock in Black and patterned paper from the “Back to School” collection. I found the apple and the other Doddlebug Shapes in the Silhouette Design Store but you can also get these from Lori Whitlock. I glued the cut out the black cut out circle onto the lid and decorated with 3 Doodlebug Sprinkles in red colors.

Next is Pink:

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I know! I cheated a bit with this one as it’s not a rainbow color but the cute fish-bone paper from the “Kitten Smitten” collection spoke to me and so did the cute kitten. The holder it-self is made from AC Cardstock in Bubblegum.

Then we have Orange:

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I had a bit more difficulty choosing the paper for this one but ended up with a patterned paper from the “Anchors Aweigh” collection and a little boat. The cardstock is AC in the color Apricot.

Now it’s Yellow:

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For this one I used AC Cardstock in Robin’s Egg and patterned paper from the “Spring Things” Collection. That bee is just so darn cute!

Then we have Green:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Cheastnut and patterned paper from the “At the Zoo” collection and I decorated with the cutest Mama and baby girafs.

After Green comes Blue:

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For this one I chose AC Cardstock in Grass and patterned paper from the “Dragon Tail” collection. I just love this fire blowing dragon.

Last but not least there is Purple:

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This cutie is made from AC Cardstock in white and decorated with patterned paper from the “Fairy Tales” collection. Tell me – which girl can stand for this adorable little unicorn?

There you have them all! For all the little decorations, I’ve used the Print and Cut option on my Silhouette Cameo. Even though there are 7 holders, it didn’t take me long to have them all cut and assembled. A super easy project – luckily if you’re going to make them as party favors or for an entire school class 🙂

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Thanks for joining me today and please remember to leave me a small comment so I know if you liked this project ❤

Who is Who?

Today I want to share with you some nametags/ place cards I made for my youngest son’s school.

 

I’m known for not keeping my mouth shut and one day I couldn’t help myself commenting on how boring the nametags were. The Teachers reaction: Well….you’re creative….why don’t you make some for us? 😀 Challenge accepted.

 

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I found the cute Pencil Card in the JGW Back 2 School Kit and simply downsized it a bit (75%) and cut to slits in the backside for a small piece of cardstock to fit for the name. I did this so the tag/card can be used for more than one student.

I used AC Cardstock in Melon, Vanilla, Charcoal, Grapefruit, Ash and White and let my Silhouette do all the work for me. All I had to do was assemble the card/tag.

Happily it was a succes and they loved it. No more boring white nametags in an otherwise colorful school.

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