HSS Back To School Challenge #79

Good Morning Stampers!!! It’s time for another Challenge- YEAH!!!!!
I actually for the first time in a LONG time made something yesterday JUST FOR FUN!  Don’t get me wrong, I always have fun when I am being crafty but lately I have been preparing for classes so I haven’t been able to do my own thing…  BUT today I got to make something that I have been wanting to do for a while, and I just gave myself permission to sit and be selfish with my crafty time.  The best thing is that what I wanted to make fit our HSS Back To School Challenge perfectly!!!  I LOVE these little back packs- as soon as I saw it on another blog (kari Metzer) I knew I just had to make one!!!  I wanted to do these for a slew of different reasons… more on that in a moment.  I made this one with my left over Ice Cream Parlor paper from Sale-A-Bration.
I think there are a few changes that I will make for the next one… I am going to make the ribbons on the back longer so you can actually see them from the side.  I love how it really does look like a child’s back pack.  I am planning on making several of these and giving them to my children’s new teachers for the year as TEACHER SURVIVAL KITS.  Yes, you got it- serious brown nosing… I know what kind of help my kids need and I need them on MY side. :-)

I really do love and appreciate ALL the work all teachers do, they give the best of themselves to our kids.  They really do deserve an appreciation gift not JUST for my own selfish reasons.  This was a great way, I think, to tell them THANKS A MILLION!!!!

Isn’t this the cutest thing?? I just love how the brad holds it closed.  Here is a tip… put the brad on BEFORE you glue ans assemble this envelope.  Especially if you have sausage fingers like myself, getting those stubby meat sticks in that tiny area was a talent I didn’t know I possessed.  Aside from a piece of card stock and a top note and scalloped envelope and some ribbon you don’t need much more. I LOVE THESE!!!!!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks project for the HSS Back To School Challenge, I can’t wait to see what you all create- I LOVE making things for teachers and I can’t wait to be inspired by all you creative people!!!  Please pop on over and share your projects with us, thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again shortly.  Until next time~


  1. Cute, cute, cute, idea! I love that it has different pockets and the brad are a great way to keep the front one closed. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. This is super cute! Love the paper you chose!

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