Summer is officially on the wane now that August is here, and back to school time is in the air. My kiddos are pretty grown up these days, with both of them in college, but I still like to put together little treat packages for them to send them on their way. Just a few supplies tucked into a cello bag and a matching card is a perfect way to let them know I am wishing them the best on their first day.

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Stay Positive School Gift Set by Designer Audrey Pettit

Gina K. Designs White Premium Cardstock
Therm O Web XL Memory Tape Runner
Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Squares
Zots™ Clear Adhesive Dots- Small
Patterned Paper, Cardstock Stickers: Photo Play Paper
Tag Dies: Sizzix
Corner Rounder Punch: Marvy
Ink: Ranger
Twine: Maya Road

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Back to School Gift Set Instructions:

It takes no time at all to whip up a cute little gift set like this one using my go-to stash of favorite Therm O Web adhesives and a fun back-to-school paper collection, like Photo Play Paper’s Real Genius. I’ve got the step-by-step directions to share with you, so let’s take a closer look.

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To begin, gather your supplies. I used a variety of papers and stickers from the Real Genius line, some basic tag dies, and natural jute twine. And for adhesive, my must-haves for every paper project…. the XL Memory Tape runner, 3D foam squares, and Zots dots.

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Create a 5″ square card base from Therm O Web Gina K Designs Premium White Cardstock. The 120 lb weight of this cardstock makes it the absolutely perfect base for all your card-making needs. Turn the card base so that the opening is to the bottom, and then adhere patterned papers to the card using memory tape runner.
*Note: I edged all my paper pieces with brown ink to add to give them a slight look of age.TooltipText

Cut out a square journaling card, and layer it onto a slightly larger cardstock square. Wrap twine around the bottom, tying into a bow on the left side. Place 3D Adhesive Squares onto the back of the panel, and adhere it to the center of the card. Add additional pieces of foam adhesive onto the backside of a cardstock sticker, and adhere the sticker to the journaling card.

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Continue to add details to the card with cut out paper icons and cardstock stickers. Use foam adhesive for extra dimension, or adhere your accents using super strong Zots dots.

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For the matching treat pouch…
…add back to school supplies into a clear cello bag. Cut a strip of patterned paper to wrap around the top of the bag. I cut two strips of paper and layered them together for a bit of extra interest. Place Zots Clear Adhesive Dots at the end of the strip, and wrap the other end around to secure. The Zots are strong enough to keep the band firmly in place.

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Wrap twine around the paper band, and tie together with die cut tags. Top with a pair of pencil cardstock stickers. Instant easy treat set! Enjoy!


2 Comments on Stay Positive Back to School Gift Set

  1. Lynn Darda
    August 21, 2017 at 11:17 am (3 years ago)

    These papers are really fun and Audrey did a great job showcasing them! I love her work.

  2. ctobas77
    August 23, 2017 at 7:34 am (3 years ago)

    This is AMAZING. I absolutely adore it!