School has either started in your area or is starting in the next few weeks. This Back to School Set by Kalyn Kepner from 350 Cards & Gifts, Vol. 1 would be fun to give to your child’s teacher or to a student on their first day of school. With a few simple supplies, you can have a handmade gift they’ll love!
Kalyn found cute apple fabric to cut her accents from. In case you can’t find apple fabric, give this apple pattern a try with cardstock or felt for an equally fruit-tastic option. And remember, Throwback Thursday projects often contain products no longer available so use what you have on hand or substitute with something similar to make it your own creation!
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Beetle Black, white) Bazzill Basics Paper; (yellow) Wausau Paper Patterned paper: (Homeroom, Grade Card from School Spirit collection) Crate Paper Clear stamp: (sentiment from Daily Designs Sentiments set) Papertrey Ink Dye ink: (black) Tsukineko Accents: (teal button) Papertrey Ink; (brown glitter glue) Ranger Industries; (red rhinestones) Stickers: (chipboard ABC, notebook rectangle, star) Crate Paper Fibers: (teal floss) DMC Tools: (decorative-edge scissors, circle cutter) Provo Craft Other: (apple fabric) Timeless Treasures Fabrics; (black notebook) MeadWestvaco; (white paper bag) Xpedx
Finished sizes: notebook 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, card 3″ square, bag 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
1 Trim patterned paper pieces; adhere. 2 Trim apple from fabric, adhere to cardstock, and trim. 3 Apply glitter glue to stem, adhere rhinestone, and adhere using foam tape. 4 Affix ABC.
1 Make card from cardstock. 2 Trim cardstock, mat with cardstock, and trim with decorative scissors. Adhere. 3 Trim apple from fabric, adhere to cardstock, and trim. 4 Apply glitter glue to stem, adhere rhinestone, and adhere using foam tape. 5 Stamp sentiment on notebook rectangle and affix. 6 Thread button with floss and adhere.
1 Trim circle from patterned paper, cut in half, and mat with cardstock circle. Trim mat with decorative-edge scissors and adhere over bag top. 2 Trim apple from fabric, adhere to cardstock, and trim. 3 Apply glitter glue to stem, adhere rhinestone, and adhere using foam tape. 4 Affix star.
Adhering fabric pieces to cardstock before adhering them to a project allows you to pop them up with foam tape.