Friday, August 22, 2014

Giving something back better than you received it!

One of my grandsons was receiving tutoring over the summer, and the teacher sent a deck of vocab game cards home with us for further practice.  She asked us to return them when school started, so I thought it would be nice to dress them up a little and add a few tokens of appreciation.  I have been wanting to make the backpack from SVG Cuts Back to the Books kit, so I thought this would be a great way to tackle two issues.  1.  Returning the cards in better condition than we received them, and  2.  Making the backpack.

I put the cards and a couple of note pads, and sticker sheets into this little darling and sent it off with my grandson this morning.  I'm sure she loved it! 

As a side note:
I used 2 12x12 sheets of AC solid color card stock for the back pack.  One sheet of DCWV premium stack called The Grade School stack. The pocket on front was made from scraps.  The dot sheet from the Grade School stack, and the main pocket piece was from Making Memories Dilly Dally collection.  The button and letters are from Doodlebug Designs and the twine was from the bargain bin at Michael s.  I did ink the edges of the pocket and the panel.  I think I got is cut and assembled in about an hour.  Super easy.  Super cute!  

To keep my crafting costs down, I buy all of my paper stacks when they are on sale for 40-50% off.  I try not to buy online unless I'm getting free shipping.  I use to find great deals at Oh My Crafts, but they have gone out of business.  I now find a lot of great deals at  That is where I buy my AC card stock when it's half off.  And right now...

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All projects are cut using the Sizzix eclips version 1.

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