Monday, August 22, 2011

Back To School Challenge

Can you believe that it is already time for Back To School?  Here in Gresham our summer weather just began about 3 weeks ago.  We are hoping the warm dry weather will continue into fall around here.

Anyway, this weeks challenge from Heart 2 Heart is anything related to Back to School.  Again I have the privilege of being a guest designer this week and I have created this cute little Backpack Box.

I made one of these a couple of years ago as a present for my daughter's teacher.  They are so cute and fun to make.  You can fill it with Chocolate candy - who doesn't need a little chocolate to make it through the day?  I was excited to make this using the new CTMH Typeset papers (X7139B).  I found the original template created by Mary Arima at Split Coast Stampers.  Click Here for the template.

I also used some chocolate grosgrain ribbon and two wooden buttons.  I used some velcro for the closures, but if you have the small magnetic closures that would work even better.  To give the Juniper Cardstock some texture, I stamped the linen background stamp from CTMH's D1477 Universal Backgrounds stamp set.  I used Juniper ink and dabbed on some Chocolate ink to the stamp before stamping onto the paper.

If you have time between shopping for school clothes, supplies, and getting that last minute vacation in join us for the challenge.  Be sure to post your artwork, so I can see what you have created!

6 comments:

debi barber said...

This is absolutely adorable...thanks for sharing with us!!

The Paper Princess. . . Michelle Auten said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Too funny that I made the same thing for the challenge this week...great minds must think alike, huh? :-) I think I might need to make some more these....

Brenda said...

That is stinkin' cute!! I am so glad you shared your talent with us. Thanks for sponsoring this month!

Haley D. said...

Such a cute gift idea! So glad you're sharing your talent with us at H2H!

Amy Ulen said...

This little backpack is so cute! I love that you staged it in front of a stack of HP novels...cute paper and awesome books...it doesn't get better than that!

Jane said...

Awesome paper project! Love the colors and the design, and who wouldn't love it filled with Dove bites or anything similar?! TFS!