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Cute & Functional Mini Backpack

Have I got an DARLING 3D project for you! I'm going to show you how to make a Mini Backpack in this Facebook Live Video Replay. It's oh, so cute, functional, and fun to make. This  Mini Backpack can be used for so many occasions - graduations, teacher appreciation day, embarking on a trip or new adventure, birthdays, Father's Day, and more. I'm going to use the Mini Backpack use see in my video demonstration gift for my niece. Avery is graduating high school this month and will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall. I used OSU colors and will fill the main section of the backpack with various gift cards that I know a college student will enjoy. I'll put some mini sticky note pads in the front pocket. Then, I'll put the Mini Backpack in a clear cellophane bag and tie it up with a pretty bow and handmade tag. I think Avery will love the handmade touch I put on her graduation gift.

 

This is the Mini Backpack I received from my friend and SU! team member Tracy Dahling that inspired me to make my own Mini Backpacks for graduation gifts. Tracy had a package of flower shaped sticky notes & a chapstick in her backpack and chocolate mints in the front pocket. 

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And this is my version of the Mini Backpack.

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Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:

  • Cut card stock for main backpack 8" x 11".
  • Score at 1 1/2", 5 1/4", 6 3/4", 10 1/2" on LONG side.
  • Score at 2", 6 1/2" on SHORT side.
  • Partial Score on LONG side at 3/4" and 6" down to 5". 
  • Make angled score lines (see video).
  • Cut DSP 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"

 

  • Cut card stock for front pocket 8" x 4".
  • Score at 1/2", 3 3/4", 4 1/4", 7 1/2" on LONG side.
  • Score at 1/2", 2 1/2", 3", on SHORT side.
  • Cut DSP 3" x 3/4"

 

  • Cut card stock for 2 handles 1/4" x 7" each

 

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Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks so much for spending some of your time viewing today's Stampin' Peace blog post. I hope you feel inspired to make something special for that someone special in your life. 

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Teacher Appreciation Day is May 4th

As a former teacher and mom who made sure our family showed our appreciation for our children's teachers, school employees, and bus drivers,  I can say a little token of appreciation goes a long way in helping people enjoy their jobs and stay motivated to do and be the best they can be. Tuesday, May 4th is Teacher Appreciation Day. I kept that day in mind when planning my April 28th Facebook Live projects. I created 2 sets of cards and a fun 3D gift tag that you can make quickly and easily and with limited supplies. All projects feature one of my favorite punches, the Apple Builder Punch. If you don't have it yet, I think you're going to want it after seeing this video demonstration. AND you'll want to order it quickly as this item is retiring on May 3rd and is only available while supplies last. AND if you can believe it, it is on sale for just $7.20 (originally $18.00). It doesn't get better than that. 

The projects you're about to see in this video are not only great for Teacher Appreciation Day, but for other reasons as well. How about as a Back to School gift, a hostess gift, fall harvest notes, a co-worker gift, or simply to surprise someone with a little pick me up or gift of cheer? How about using these apple cards to send notes and gifts to the "apples of your eyes" - grandchildren or students on summer break?

 

Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

I used Real Red DSP from the 2020-2021 Regals Paper Pack for these card sets.
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

In the following sets of cards, I used the NEW 2021-2022 Regals Paper Pack Collection. I LOVE the tone-on-tone patterns of the new 6" x 6" DSP's in Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2021-2023 In Colors. These will be available for all to order on Tuesday, May 4th with the launch of our brand new Annual Catalog.Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Who knew that a simple $3.50 product could give so much dimension to an otherwise flat shape? That's exactly what our White Stampin' Chalk Marker does for these apples. It's my best $3.50 investment ever! It also works great for coloring the center of small flowers and so much more. Trust me when I say, "Everyone needs one".
Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

Apple Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!

 

Stampin' Up! products used in today's projects - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

Paper Snips
$10.00

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Your viewership means so much to me as I continue to work hard building my small business that I love so much.

Have a great day and happy stamping always!