Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back to School Gift Bag~~ For a few Challenges :)

Hi everyone!!
I had some free time without the kiddo's around today to get some back to school crafting done.
Usually I have one or both kids asking for stamps to be printed to colored...or can we stamp with your stamps..or what can we make now. Now don't get me wrong I LOVE having them around when I am making cards and such but what could take me 2 hours from start to finish can take me all day :)
So anyways both boys had play dates today so I made a Back to School gift bag.
I made this bag with a few challenges is mind but it is not 100% complete. I am stuck as to what to put on the handles.
I am not good with tying bows so every ribbon I placed on the handles didn't look HELP...suggestions welcomed please!

Ok so my bag was on I had laying around from the Dollar Store.
I used DCVW~Grade School Paper Stack as well as recollections primary color papers.
The apple was cut from Making the Grade Cartridge~one I have never used and one that is also retired. It was cut at 5 1/2" with both the shadow and top layer. I cut 2 additional apples to change the stem and leaf colors also.
I tried something new today...I used glitter and lots of it for the apple. I had never used glitter like this before and it was both messy and ended up all over the place. I used glue but I know I have read about people using their Xeron machine....mine is just not big enough so I did it the old fashion way!!
My worm is from Create a Critter and he is cut at 3 1/2". I hid the face so I could stamp a PK face on him. Way cute...don't you think?
Oh and the #1 Teacher is also from Making the Grade Cartridge.

So this gift bag is being entered into the following challenges:
Cropstop~ #32 Back to School
Creative Cutter Room~ Back to School
Throwback Thursday~My Creative Time~ #230 Retired Cartridge
Fantabulous Cricut~Challenge Me Monday~ Add a Bug
Die Cutting Diva's~Challenge #27~ Fruits/Vegetable
Craft Junkie Too ~Linky Party #20

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT night!


  1. Hi Jessica.I'm GDT Coordinator at Craft Your Passion and was wondering if you'd like to join us for September.Please contact me ASAP here.
    Cute project.Try knotting a fairly wide ribbon and snip the ends at an angle.It gives the illusion of a bow without having to tie one.
    Lisa x

  2. Your gift bag will be a great surprise for a teacher. I can just imagine all that glitter all over. Fun! Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Carson's Creations
    Die Cuttin' Diva Design Team member

  3. Jessica
    Ty for coming by Chatter Scene and playing in our challenge:)
    I just love the bag.

  4. WOW this is such a FUN project Jessica!!I LOVE your idea,SO COOL!!:)

  5. I love this bag! That apple is the cutest thing... well, besides the worm, of course! :) I love to just add some twine or ribbon in a knot on handles. I'm not so great at tying bows either, but a knot is a bit easier. Great work!!

  6. I totally understand Jessica! Love your bag though! Super cute! "My" day for Back to School stuff is tomorrow.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Tina- a follower

  7. love that gift bag especially that sparkly apple

  8. Cute bag and a thoughtful project with emphasis on the #1 teacher title. ;-) I love the glitter work though I still have to try it. I just work with glitter glue but the work doesn't end up the way yours shines with the color red still visible. TFS! And continue enjoying and growin with the craft!

    Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  9. Super cute bag! Love the glitter apple! i like to tie little knots along the handles with my scrap ribbon, it adds lots of color and texture!

    Be sure to come over and enter your BONUS entry into my blog candy because you entered your project over at the CCR! Details are on my blog! :)

    Thanks for joining us over at the CCR DT Member Carri~abusybee

  10. That is super cute!! Great idea!!
    Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  11. I love your bag! It tuned out super cute:) Love the shimmery look and the little worm is adorable! Good luck in all the challenges:)
    Sherrie K

  12. What a really cute idea!! I love all that sparkle!! :) Great Job!

  13. Wow! This is fun. Anyone would love to get this cute little bag. Thanks CallyAnn(new fllower)

  14. This gift bag is great! I LOVE that sparkly apple and the teacher will too! How fun! :)Amy

  15. That is so cute!!!! I love the sparkly apple. Thank you for joining us at CropStop blog Challenge

  16. This is so adorable! Great teacher gift idea-I'm definitely going to try one-thanks for sharing it in the Creative Cutter Room-Cathie

  17. Great bag! The teachers will love these!! Thanks for stopping by my blog- glad you like the LO's. I definitely pack on the pictures. Since they're always event-based LO's, I have a hard time paring down the pictures that much! :)

  18. Such a cute project idea.
    Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  19. Hi Jessica! Love the bag just as is!!!! Great job with the challenges! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  20. What a great bag! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week.

  21. Love this idea! This is an adorable bag! GREAT job!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD!!

  22. What a fun goodies bag!!! It is almost the size of my purse LOL I would love to give them to the teachers at my son's school..Thanks so much for sharing..

    Die Cuttin Diva

  23. I love this idea... better get something started!!!

    Thanks for playing with us at CropStop's Blog!

    -- dalis

  24. This is an adorable bag! Thanks for getting buggy with us at FCCB!!

  25. Awesome, awesome job! I love that glittery apple! SO super cute! You are so talented! I LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

  26. I think you did a great job on this bag. I too have had trouble with bows and then I found the best tool... the Boe-Easy. Many people use forks but then you cant make diffent size bows. google search Bow-Easy, I know you will love it. Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette

  27. Your gift bag is so stinkin' cute. I'm sure any teacher would love to receive it. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room. We look forward to seeing you for our next challenge.

    CCR Design Team

  28. Your bag is your glittery apple. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!

    Happy Craftin'!

  29. Great bag!
    Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

  30. What an adorable take on our CropStop challenge.

    Thanks for joining us!