Here in northeast Missouri schools are ramping up – teachers are getting back into their classrooms to decorate for the year, open houses are taking place, and the school supplies in the area stores are quickly depleting. It’s time for school!!! By this time next week all of the area school districts will be in session and life is back on schedule. Our oldest granddaughter is visiting this week before she starts back and the only thing her mother asked was please no late nights, no sleeping in. Getting them accustomed to those regular bedtime schedules is one of the best things to prepare for school.
Yesterday’s Crafting Session – A Treat For The Teachers!
Nora and I worked on a cute treat for her and sister Fiona to give to their classroom teachers on their first day back. I had ordered Werther’s Carmel Apple Filled candies from Amazon last week. Now how to package in a cute – and fast – way. Recognize those clear acrylic bags??? Probably not because they are the CLEAR ENVELOPES Stampin’ Up carries! I cut a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock 6 x 4.25 and layered a real red gingham print from the Gingham Cottage DSP pack measuring 5.75 x 4 inches. Adding strips of adhesive we stuck the candies to the paper and slid them into the envelope just as you would a card with the flap to the back.
My Go-To Package Topper For A Quick Closure!
We took a piece of card stock 4.25 x 3.75, scored in in the middle at 1 7/8 inch, ran it through an embossing folder, and lightly notched out the sides with a punch to keep the ribbon in place. Pull the strip on the clear envelope, and stick it down to the inside of the topper, then adhere the front and back of the topper to the envelope with tear and tape! Tie the ribbon around. Nora stamped the apples on basic white card stock then colored with the Granny Apple Green and Real Red blends. A simple greeting was added with a label punch, and now for the actual greeting! What to use???? There was no greeting that said “have a sweet year” or “hope your year is candy-apple delicious”. Nora’s mom suggested “hope this year doesn’t suck” and that was a definite NOPE!!! When you are searching for the right thing to say, go through the catalog! I found this greeting from the Peaceful Deer set, and with a bit of snipping was able to separate it from the remaining greeting with our paper snips. It fits back with the remaining greeting just fine so two greetings out of one!!!
I’m cutting cards this morning for our Christmas Card class later in the month – may seem like I’m way ahead of schedule but with Back Stage in New Orleans stuffed in between I’m trying to work ahead. So are our little treat bags perfect? Nope, not at all. Pretty sure one of the embossed toppers is upside down, but Nora did most everything – stamping, coloring, embossing, and cutting. Nana simply designed, cut, and taped the card stocks together. I think she did an awesome job and I guarantee their teachers will be tickled – it’s those little things that bring smiles to teachers’ faces and reminds them that they truly have a great job. Here’s hoping the year doesn’t suck!!!! Best of luck heading back to school!!!!Product List