An Apple A Day...Gift Ideas-Day 4

Here in California most of our schools started yesterday or begin today. So I thought this gift idea was perfect for that occasion. It's be a simple idea that would be perfect for that new teacher and a bit more fun than just a plain apple. I know I would have LOVED getting this yummy treat from a student on the first week of school.

  • I used one of Stampin' Up's medium cellophane bags and filled it with the apple and caramels. I added a stick that's intended for lollipop molds (these can be found at any candy making or craft store). Black Gingham ribbon was tied around the bag and added just the right contrast to the gift. (I am a bit biased as these were the colors of my High School:)
  • For the tag I printed the phrase directly onto Real Red card stock and trimmed it with my Paper Cutter. (HINT: Printing directly onto the card stock really adds that professional touch and then can be embellished for an added pop.) A gold metallic eyelet was attached using the Crop-A-Dile to tie it to the ribbon on the bag. (HINT: Eyelets make attaching tags easy and add additional reinforcement against the tag tearing off.)
  • Finally I used one of my FAVORITE stamp sets, Tart & Tangy to embellish the tag. I stamped the apple image onto Whisper White card stock. Because I wanted to really detail the apple image, I used Stampin' Write markers so that I could really be specific in my coloring. (HINT: SU's markers allow you to really customize an image. Sometimes we forget we have this option and think the image has to be monotone.) I used my Paper Snips to cut out the images. (HINT: Paper Snips are perfect for intricate cuts.) The bottom apple was adhered with SNAIL adhesive so that it would lay flat and the other apple was popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional (I know, shock, I said I love these things:)

Stunning Stamps: Tart & Tangy {111514}
Magnificent Markers: Real Red {100052}, Old Olive {100079}, Close to Cocoa {100072}, Blush Blossom {100037}
Pretty Paper: Real Red {102482}, Whisper White {100730}
Timeless Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Crop-A-Dile {108362}, Stampin Dimensionals {104430}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, Paper Snips {103579}. Medium Cellophane Bags {102757}
Elegant Embellishments: Gold Metallic Eyelet {105319}, Black Gingham Ribbon {104832}

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