9.14.2010

HSS School Theme Challenge #33



This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are celebrating next week's arrival of Fall by holding a school theme challenge.


This is an idea I introduced a year ago, but it's so simple and not to mention YUMMY, that I thought it was worth posting again. This is the perfect thank you gift for your favorite teacher after the first week or month of school. Who doesn't love caramel apples?


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 poem 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:)
Take a moment and stop by to see the other designer's projects at HSS and join us, as we'd love to see what this school challenge inspires you to create.





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

1 comment:

bernietom47 said...

What a SWEET idea! Love all your tips.
Blessings Bernie