It's time! It's the August Tour de Freaks, brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers! Our theme this month is Back to School Hard to believe it is that time again! You've probably just come from Yvette's blog...aren't her projects cute?
I wanted to design an easy, back to school thank you for teachers. Something they could use, but wasn't too hard to pull together! So, here is a little something for their desk!
Starting with the Apple Tree card.
The base of the card is Real Red. I layered on Whisper White. At the bottom, I cut the ground in a curve with Old Olive cardstock. I ran it thru the Big Shot with the Woodgrain Impressions Folder, then highlighted the raised areas with Old Olive Ink. I like how that turned out! Then I cut a small thin strip of the Early Espresso Coredinations Paper, used the Woodgrain folder again on it, and sanded off the raised areas. I made sure I got that fun "knot" of wood. The tree topper is the scallop circle from the Perfect Pennants Die, and a 2" Circle Polka Dot Parade DSP inside. I stamped the apple from Perfectly Preserved stamp set and cut them out with the Cannery Framelits Set. I added a Rhinestone jewel to the front of each apple. Finally, I stamped Thank You in Real Red from Wacky Wishes hostess stamp set!
Next is a little photo or note holder made from a large binder clip! I covered the base with the Storytime DSP rulers, layered on Real Red or So Saffron cardstock…so fun! I added large scallop circles (Real Red on one side and So Saffron on the other), then 1 3/4" punched circles inside. I used the Fancy Fan to emboss the center area. Then used Perfectly Preserved and Cannery Framelits again for the apples on each side. I tied a 1/4 Real Red Stitched Ribbon around the base, too.
My last project is a teeny tiny paint can. I think it is the 2 oz size. On top is a So Saffron Circle and I used the Apple again for on top. I tied the little opener ring onto the handle with the 1/4 Real Red Stitched Ribbon, then I adhered the bottom to another Scallop Circle from the Perfect Pennants Die. Inside are colorful plastic paper fasteners. I love the colorful office supplies and thought they would be useful for a teacher's papers!
So, hope you like my quick and easy back to school teacher gifts! Make sure to continue around on the tour…it's a short one this month! Next stop is Gretchen Barron…enjoy her fun projects, too!