Friday, August 10, 2012

Back to School Blog Hop


Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop, brought to you by the fabulous design teams of Made Especially For You and the GoFish Challenge Blog!


These two design teams have joined together to bring you some fun and crafty inspiration to help you get started on those back to school projects! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Made Especially For You.

I decided to make 2 projects for the hop, I have made a card and a gift for the teacher...
First up is my card
                                                               Paper: All seasons stack
Die cut- Create a critter
Stamps- Hampton art and TPC studios
Distress inks- Tumbled glass and Wild honey
MS double rings punch
White signo gel pen

and this is my teacher gift...
a pack of pencils:)

                                                    The "Pencils" are made out of rolos
                                                              and hershey kisses:)

here are all the supplies I used
(yep..my MS scorer is kinda MIA at the moment so I used the one that came in my tools kit lol)
I also used some decorative scissors to cut the ends of the yellow paper to give it that sharpened look.
paper  dimensions are:
Yellow-3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (I scored it at 1/2 inch intervals)
Pink-3 1/2 x 1
1" circles
3 1/2 x 3/8" aluminum foil
(a piece of advice.. I don't know about your paper cutter, but mine did not fair well with aluminum foil. It ended up tearing it... The best way I found to cut it was to lightly score it on my MS score board and then cut it with my scissors:)


We have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on EVERY stop of the hop! Let's see what they have to offer...

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate


3 images of the winner's choice

You must comment on every stop of the hop to be eligible to win a prize. Hoppers have through Sunday August 12th to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday August 14th. 

Your next stop is Eileen's blog.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Thanks so much for hopping along with us!

33 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh! Those pencils made out of candy are just too adorable, I'm definitely going to have to keep that idea in mind. :) I love the fun background paper you used on your card.

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

way to cute

MzLavr2 said...

so many sweet ideas!
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love how you made the pencil!
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

silvia said...

Cute card! LOVE the bright colors!!
Great "pencils'!!

Sarah C said...

Oh my goodness! I'm in love with those pencils :-) What a creative idea!!

Karon said...

Oh my goodness - your card is fab and those pencils are awesome, thanks for showing how you made them. Brilliant gift idea. TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the Hershey Kiss pencil idea. Cannot go wrong with chocolate.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

ScrappinFabPam said...

I love your project. Pencils out of chocolate is a fab idea.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great teacher gift!!
Angela
chewiescrappin@hotmail.com
http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

darling card, love the sweet little face on the apple. and the little package of pencils is super cute too, thanks for sharing the how to!

staysea said...

This is the cutest thing I have every seen. I love it...

D- said...

Love your card and pencil candy treats. TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)

Kraftin' Kathie said...

Love both your projects, but those candy pencils are way too cute! Kathie

Chas said...

I really love the pencils, too bad I probably will eat it first.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Super cute card and gift.love the colors and border on your card.I love that gift.I will have to scraplift it if you dont mind.Love the sentiment.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Great card! I like the papers and your apple cute face. Prefect gift for a teacher. TFS AJ~

Crea-Sandra said...

Wow I love your pencils! Too bad it has Rolo inside, yugh... :)
Hugs Sandra

Craftin Desert Divas said...

The card is adorable!! Great idea on how to make the pencils. Love it!!


Tara

Susie Craft Happy! said...

This is so cute! I love it Robin!! Love those pencils!!

Susie

Nancy Y said...

Fantastic Back to School projects! Love that sweet apple!!
Nancy xx :D

Amy said...

Cute card and I LOVE those fun little pencil candy favors! Adorable project! Great being in the hop with you! :)Amy

J Ake said...

Love the rolo pencil idea. Thank you for sharing the dimensions. I must try this project. Very cute.

Bev Cole said...

Love those pencils...and btw, I'm on the RC DT, too! Cards...

Have fun,
Bev

Georgiana said...

LOVe your projects. I saw that rolo project before and thought about using lifesavers. Do you think that would work?

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Karen said...

Love the card and the pencils are so fun! I made them a few years back for the teachers where I work as the office manager. I think I found the idea in an issue of Creating Keepsake magazine. They were a big hit! TFS

Sassy said...

Rolo pencils are just my type! How cute!

Georgie Horn said...

Nice project!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love this card and the candy pencils are just adoreable!!

Eileen said...

I love all the creativity! Especially that pencil pack! So glad to be on the hop with you :)

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The apple is so sweet and I love the pencils!! Thanks so much for entering my giveaway...I appreciate it :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Luisa said...

Love the rolos's pencil. Very creative and fun!!!

shahbaz khan said...

I think your collection is very nice and informative. Do have some unique ideas for Send gifts to Pakistan?