Friday, August 10, 2012

Inaugural Ladybug Blog Hop: Back to School

Greetings! Welcome to my blog! And if you are participating in the Ladybug Blog Hop, thank you for taking part in our inaugural blog hop! We're excited to share with you a little of what us Ladybug Stampers like to do. This month, we are focusing on Back to School.

I have to admit that the Back to School theme was a little bit of a challenge to me since I'm not really involved in school anymore. However, my daughter is two and goes to daycare. Next week, she will be promoted to the next class and I wanted to give her current teachers a little thank you gift. If I remember correctly, teachers appreciate thank you gifts. :)

My gift comprises four parts: the box, pens, a lanyard, and of course, chocolate!

The Big Shot makes making boxes like this so easy! Use the Fancy Favor Bigz XL to cut out the box and decorate it.

I used the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die to make the rosette and the A Fitting Occasion stamp set to put my "Thank You So Much" greeting. Make sure to include lots of chocolate in your box.

I love pens. And recently, I have developed a love to decorate my pens (that way I know when someone steals my pens). I used a strip (1" x 3.5") of Floral District DSP to decorate the inside of this pen.

I actually made this lanyard for the Ladybug Stampers who attended the Stampin' Up! Convention with me, but I also decided that this lanyard would be great to include in my thank you gift. I found a super easy tutorial here, and used the Twitterpated Fabric to make the lanyard.

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Kim said...

Again I say "love, love, LOVE that lanyard!" = )

Kim said...

Again I say "love, love, LOVE that lanyard!" = )

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!! I'm also part of Ladybug Ink. I live in Denver....Theresa Q.

Carmelita Wasson said...

Kim...noted. :)
Theresa Q - welcome to the Ladybugs! Hope I can meet you soon.