Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TIOT32 - A Gift for Back to School!

Welcome to this week's Try it out Tuesday from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! It's gifting time again (TIOT32) and this week we are staring down the barrel at Back To School for all the kids in the neighborhood! Yes, that's with all capital letters, LOL. And my DS #1 is starting a 4K program this year, so it's our first real gear up for school as well {hence the capital letters}.

What better for back to school than an altered lunchbox, decorated notebook and some shiny pencils?? I also made a little gift card to add on when we give it to her. I had wanted to make something girly, so this is for one of the neighbor girls that my kids play with almost every day {her name is Avery, obviously!}.

I do believe I made my position on
Scor-Tape excessively clear in my TIOT29 post {haha!!} but I used it to adhere the paper to this lunch tin as well {not as durable as the Mod-Podge route, but WAY less messy and less overall project time too} and I'll say again - everyone needs Scor-Tape. It's the BEST for giftie projects of all types - boxes, bags, tins; as well as adding heavy embellishments, ribbon, etc. I'll leave it at that this week. ;-)

So I measured and cut all my Daisy D's patterned paper and adhered it to the tin with
Scor-Tape. Added ribbon in those hard-to-cover areas - if you had started with a WHITE or other neutral-colored tin {I didn't}, you could get away with leaving these white, or if you wanted to paint and then Mod-Podge to keep it on there {I didn't} you could do that too, but ribbon is the "go to" item for me for these types of areas for me. You can see in the photo, the ribbon is the pink "frame" around the sides of the tin lid.

Stamped a whole bunch of coordinating
Lockhart images to go on the various pieces, cut to size and colored with Copic markers. I used Itty Bitty Vase of Flowers, Violet Cupcake, Delphinium & Peony, and Polka Dot Butterfly. After coloring and assembling I added some Baubles and various paper flowers to spruce it up and we were all set! I added some pencils to go with the decorated notebook, we'll put it all into the tin with space to spare in case she has anything else she'd like to keep in there; and we've got a great little friend gift just in time for our end of summer party!

Some
Susana's Custom Art and Card Design NEWZ today too! I want to say a big WELCOME to our TWO newest DT members - Carolyn Bounds & Dianne Prewitt! Yay!! They are super-talented ladies, stop by their blogs & say "HI". PLUS lots of FUN is coming to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design this week! New Victoria Case for SCACD stamps will be released on Friday!! Blog candy will be up on the store blog tomorrow so stay tuned. If you have an "old" Victoria Case for SCACD Stamp Company blinkie on your blog, please update the code!! Susana has expanded that section of her store so there is a new link for the blinkie!! Thanks!

Last thing, I wanted to say a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to KraftyChic in NC, she's the winner of our
IBFS "Thank You Della" blog hop prize, so be sure to contact Susana with your info! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you play along with us on the Try It Out Tuesday Challenge this week!

7 people made my day!:

Juls said...

such a gorgeous set! Its beautiful!

Linda Elbourne said...

What a fabulous gift - you have done an awesome job!

Susan said...

Jen, this is just adorable! What a great idea and what young lady doesn't love having a beautiful box to put her treasures in? Love the paper and those images are just perfect! Love it!

Big hugs to you,

Susan

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh my goodness!!! This set is gorgeous!!! Avery is going to be tickled pink when she receives this stunning ensemble!!!!

Thank you for the very warm welcome:o) I am so excited to be working with all of you amazingly talented ladies!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Anki said...

What a fresh and cute set my friend! Love it! Kram - Anki

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful gifts Jennifer--love the girly fun dp & fabulous images! Just wonderful!

hugz,
Suzanne

Jodi said...

Very cute set!! Love the pastels you used!
Hugs
Jodi =)