Today is the first day of school and I was in charge of the staff lounge decorations for the teachers at our elementary school. I decided to make mini backpacks using my Fancy Favor Die Cut. I just had to trim off the top edge, add straps to the back, pockets and a top flap, and viola- cute mini backpack. I made the backpack using Marina Mist card stock, Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper, Vintage Trinkets, and So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon.
I used my Crop A Dile to punch holes in the back of the fancy favor box so that I could insert the ribbon. To make the pockets, I Petal Card Double Punch. I also used my corner rounder on the flaps.
As you can see, I also added some pencils. I embellished the pencils by adding stamping the A+ label from It’s A Wrap onto Whisper White card stock. Again I used the Crop A Dile to punch holes allowing me to put them on the pencil, kind of like the sail on a boat.
For the centerpiece, I used some more Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper to create a welcome back sign that I stuck to a small Styrofoam container that I filled with apples. I made the apple by layering Real Red Card Stock, Real Red Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White Card Stock, Basic Black Card Stock and Lucky Limeade. I used Empire Alphabet Upper and Basic Black for the words.
A few more pictures of the backpacks and the huge spread of food! Our teachers are well fed!
God Bless and Happy Stampin’!