Aug 27, 2012

SSS/Core'dinations/Petaloo Day 1

Good morning!  Sweet Stamp Shop is teaming up with Petaloo and Core'dinations this week to bring you lots of back to school projects!

Up first is Jamie!
Today I am altering a pencil box that I picked up from Office Max last week for 10 cents...yes, $0.10!  I love the office store back to school specials :)  I used the Sweet Alpha Doodles stamp set along with some goodies from Petaloo and Core'dinations!
Have a look...
Stamps: Sweet Alpha Doodles (Sweet Stamp Shop)
Cardstock: Lime Green and Purple (Core'dinations)
Flower: Cardinal Red Mulberry Paper Flowers (Petaloo)
Adhesive: 1/2" Tape (Scrappy Tape)
Adhesive Runner and 1/4" Zapdots (Helmar)
Ribbon: Green (May Arts)
Ink: Tuxedo Black and Pistachio (Momento)
Other: Pencil Box (from Office Max)
1.  Cut the lime green paper to 9" x 3-1/2" then score at 2-1/4, 3-1/2, 6-1/2, and 7-1/4.
2.  Use the Core'dinations sanding block to sand the score lines and around the edges
3.  Apply adhesive tape to both ends and wrap it around the box.  Remove the paper backing and 
4.  Your box should look like this
5.  Cut a 1-1/2" x 3" piece of the lime green paper and sand all over.  Remove all the dust.
6.  Stamp the large frame from the Sweet Doodle Stamp set in the center of the small green 
7.  This is my favorite little trick for letter placement!  Line all your letters up just how you want 
     them in your frame so that you can read them.
8.  Then simply place your acrylic block over the stamps and press down and they are ready to 
9.  Ink the letters and then center them in the already stamped frame.
10. Use the lined stamp and Pistachio ink and ink the paper on the box using the stamp horizontally.  Note: Keeping the paper on the box gives a more distressed pattern as it does not stamp fully in some spots.
11. Then go back and stamp vertically to create a checked pattern!
12. This is what your box should look like.  Embellish as desired!

Next up is Misty with a quick and easy gift set.

I'm so happy to share this sweet little teacher gift with you. My kids will start a brand new school right after Labor Day. I want to make a good impression on their new teachers ;).
I began by printing out the template from PI. I used the given measurements to cut and score my Core cardstock. I love the two tone weave look of this particular Core paper. Then I stamped the strip of apples from School's Out on the yellow Core paper and then water colored them in red and green. I traced the pencil holder template, cut and folded it and then attached it to the notepad holder piece. I finished off the gift by adding gorgeous coordinating Petaloo flowers to the front with a great sentiment from Sweet Stamp Shop's School's Out set. Thanks for taking a look and I hope you make some time to create!

Aren't those projects just the coolest!?! 

As school is getting back into full swing we're ready 
to give you some 'back to school' inspiration - so, come 
back tomorrow and check out what we have in store! 

Also, we have a little give-a-way if you hop with 
us this week - 

We're giving away a SSS-Petaloo-Core prize pack 
valued at $50! Wanna see what it'll include??

Come back tomorrow for a full look at what 
your in for!! 

How to enter - Be sure to comment below and 
head over to the Core Blog and Petaloo's Blog!

Also, be sure you're following us on the blog and 
on any social media site that you frequent! (let us know 
in your comment that you do!) 

Winner will be drawn at random next Monday 
and announced here on the blog! 

Thanks for stopping in and checking out the fun inspiration! 

See you tomorrow! 

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  1. Such cute projects! I follow you on GFC as Emma Bourke and on FB as Emma Zajac.

  2. Sounds like a fun week! Loving these projects - I follow you everywhere (here, FB, Twitter, Flickr).

  3. wow great projects...thanks for sharing...

  4. I wish I had thought of teacher gifts when I was going to school. These are great gifts.

  5. Great back to school projects today, Misty and Jamie! I follow your blog and also on Facebook.

  6. Very cute back to school projects!
    I am a blog follower.

  7. i signed up to follow by email

  8. What super cute projects for Back to School... I love how fun and easy they are too! Great job Misty and Jamie!!

  9. I love the projects! Very cute. I follow you on FB and your blog.

  10. super cute projects. Wish I had kids in school to make the projects for them. But alas - they are grown and their kids are grown. TFS

  11. Adorable projects! Such a talented DT you have!

  12. Wow these are some seriously amazing projects! I love that pencil box! And the stamp sets are fantastic.

  13. How cute are these! I love them both, but that pencil box could def. come in handy for me! Thanks!

  14. Great Projects - thanks for including the measurements :) My favourite school memory is all the new school product and covering the books with my own creations even way back then

  15. Hello! Both of these handmade goodies are fabulous...
    The Pencil Box and the Gift Set are both good ideas
    and I just may make them for a classroom party!
    Many thanks to you, Cindi

  16. Very nice. Makes a plain pencil box have lots of personality

  17. Very cute little projects! Looking forward to making lots of school projects for my lil' one this year!

  18. Very cute projects. Really great ideas ! TFS and a chance to win. I follow your blog and FB page.

  19. Lovely DT projects!Thanks for sharing the tut.!!

  20. Wonderful idea for projects, really like the gift set. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

  21. I already like you on FB (PaperCraftingAddict).

  22. Cute projects, I'll have to scraplift them!

    Carla from Utah

  23. These are so cute! Love those little apples! Great find on the pencil box too...10 cents?!

  24. These are such cute projects and I'm already seeing seasonal variations in my head.Thank you for such great inspiration.I'm following you here and on FB.

  25. It's such a wonderful creation. I love it!

  26. How cool altering that steal of a deal pencil box, love that it is personalized. Great tip on using the alphas. And that teacher gift set is so cute and functional, any teacher would love to receive that.

  27. Great projects thanks for the tutorial

  28. luv these projects! I'm going 2 have 2 go get sum 10 cent pencil boxes:) I follow ur blog & FB page! Thanx 4 the inspiration & giveaway!

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  30. These projects are both so adorable! Thanks for the tutorials! My youngest is now in high school so teacher gifts are kind of "weird" to her age group, but I think anybody would love the notepad holder! I almost forgot to tell you that I am a FB fan and I follow your blog of course :)

  31. Such cute cards. Those stamps ork so well with so man projects.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  32. Am following you on facebook.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  33. 10 cents? No way! I need to check out those deals. I'd love to make some of these for the kiddos in my life. Nice job. Oh, I follow your blog, and Facebook.

  34. Love these back to school projects!

    1. Forgot......I follow you here and on FB!

  35. What an adorable little pencil box and YES, I do love those back to school sales too! Clever way to customize anything!

  36. I also follow your blog by GFC and on FB and left a comment over there! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Oh, my goodness, these are both cute, cute, CUTE! I love projects like this that make such good little gifts.

    I follow the blog, on Twitter, and Facebook too!

  38. What fun projects. Love the pencil box and the teachers card with the pen is adorable. The stamps and flowers are so amazing as well as the great paper. Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Great school related the stamps.

  40. Wow, I'm impressed by the pencil box project. I'm inspired to decorate my supplies now.

  41. I am doing an artsy birthday party at the end of the end of next month, for my youngest. I have been trying to come up with a cute favor for the colored pencils to give away As favors. The pencil box is IT... THANK YOU!, now I know what I am doing, just love this project :)

  42. What an awesome blog hop. I'm loving how you are using Petaloo and they work so well with Core'dinations and your school stamps are adorable!!! I'm in love your stamps!

  43. Nice projekts, love your stamps.
    Christina P.

  44. Awesome boxes- thanks for the fabulous instructions on them.

  45. What awesome projects! Thanks for the inspirationM