Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Apples for the Teacher!





It's that time of year again - yessiree Bob - the end of school! I don't know who's happier about it, Emma or me! LOL! I am looking forward to being able to sleep in a bit longer and spend some quality time with Emma, not just talks in the car while we are driving from home to skating and back again all week long.

Actually, I think the teachers are just as happy about summer as anyone else - I bow down to them, I could not do what they do and I am just glad they are called to do it! If you know any teachers, take a minute to say Thanks - I'm sure they'll appreciate that you said so!

This little box and card set was inspired by a post I saw on another stampers blog - Kelly Lunceford. She is very creative and doesn't know me from Adam, but I loved this idea so I'm sharing it with you. Here is the link to her original post so you can get the measurements: http://flutterbyatomicbutterfly.blogspot.com/2008/06/quick-3-by-3-box-tutorial.html

For my project, I used the Apple stamp from Tart and Tangy (current MINI catalog) and went into my secret stash of retired papers and inks. The box itself and the card bases are created with Cranberry Crisp cardstock and covered with the Olive Stripe paper from the Holiday Thyme Designer Series paper. I also used Buckaroo Blue, True Thyme, Old Olive and Very Vanilla Cardstock for my punch layers. The ribbon is the Cranberry Crisp Stitched ribbon from 2 Christmases ago. (You know, it pays to stock up - you never know when you might need THAT color!)

Anyway, I cut my designer paper for the box sides and top 1/8" smaller than the actual measurement of the actual box section. So if the top was 3" square, then I cut my paper at 2 7/8" square. KWIM? I used Sticky Strip to hold the sides together and I also used Sticky Strip to adhere the paper to the box since she will be opening and closing it.

The note cards are 3" square when folded and the envelopes are the Mini Square envelopes from this current catalog.

It was actually a very EASY project to complete and only took me about 2 hours total including the cutting time. The box holds 12 note cards and 13 mini envelopes.

Just a note: I can't stress strongly enough about being sure you own the refills for your ink pads. The colors I used for this project are from the 1st set of In Colors and I hadn't used any of them since last August when I scrapbooked with them. My Cranberry Crisp ink pad needed to be reinked when I opened it and if I hadn't thought ahead and purchased the refills, I would be out of luck. When you are placing your orders for June, be sure to add In Color refills now, they will sell out quickly next month when the Retiring Accesories list is published!

Hope you like this project - have a happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. Robin, this is gorgeous!!! Emma's teacher will LOVE this!!!

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