This is Day #2 of Teacher Gifts! Today, I have a project I really like :) I call it...
Welcome Back (pack), Teacher!
Here it is:
A while back, SCS had a tutorial for a cuute backpack so I had to give it a try, but there was a problem... I soon realized that the backpack was tiny & a lot of work- something I didn't see me doing anytime soon. :( Then a friend revamped her own version & I liked that it was much bigger, but there was a problem... It took a lot of cutting & measuring :( sooo I looked at that little backpack & it hit me! The backpack could be made by using a regular bag! That cut down on a lot of the work! :) So you can make this back pack with any size bag you have. You'll see another example soon ;)
I used my Cricut designed on my Gypsy to create all of the elements of this backpack.
---> updated: I used a 12 x 24 mat to maximize the size. For the bag, I used Once Upon A Princess cart. I deleted (hide/contour) the pointy edges at the top so it would give me a straight edge bag. The flap is from Home Décor cart (I chose the scalloped circle twice & removed (hide/contour) the scallops from one- (that left me with one scalloped circle & one regular circle for layering.) The apple is from Create-a-Critter.
Download GYPSY cut file from ---> HERE
Here's a comparison of the original backpack from SCS & this one:
Here are a couple more peeks of it:
Here's a peek of what's inside:
Here's another little treat you may have noticed:
I saw this cuuuute idea in this month's Creating Keepsakes mag (while I was standing in line at the store) & thought it would be the *perfect* addition to my back pack :) and best of all it's super easy to make! They used Rolos but I used Mentos instead (less temptation ;). I *had* a video tut for you, but You Tube & I are not playing nicely right now :( grrrrrr.
Here are the written directions for now:
1) Cut yellow CS at 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" Use scoring tool to score lines lengthwise to give it a more realistic look.
2) Use decorative scissors (pinking edge) on one short end & wrap CS around candy. Use very strong adhesive to secure it. (Scor-tape)
3) To create the eraser top, cut a strip of pink CS at 3/8" x 3 1/2" & wrap at the top of pencil. use a circle punch to punch a circle to cover the candy wrapper at the top of the pencil. The 3/4" punch worked for me.
4) Adhere a strip of silver foil CS (or aluminum foil) where the yellow & pink CS meet.
5) For the pencil point, use glue dots to adhere a Hershey kiss.
This really was so easy & fun to make! I also made a crayon following the same basic steps.
Today's next teacher goodie going into the bag is:
an 8 x 8 Grade School Stack :) I luuuuv this collection for teacher & school gifts. The papers are perfect! I used it for today's project afterall :)
Thanks so much for peeking today! I am soooooo sorry (and sad) my videos have not been available to you- after all, they did take A LOT of work & the whole point was to make it easier for you to see how the projects are done.
I have decided that I'm going to be holding off on the rest of the projects until next week. Sorry if that is disappointing to my wonderful friends, out there. I want to be sure I can get this all straightened out before spending more time on it, KWIM? I have 2 posts (not for this) that I already have ready to go for Wed & Thursday, though.
Thanks for your patience & Big Hugs!