Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Samantha Walker August Blog Hop - Back to School!





You should have arrived here from Diana Fisher's blog!

We have a fabulous giveaway for our hop!  

This month you could win the Pattern Basics Stamp Set!   

All you need to do is enter below using the Rafflecopter widget! You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.

Our theme this month is Back to School!  
Samantha has some great new cuts that arrived in her Silhouette store this week, just in time for back to school projects!  I am using her new A is for Apple and the 2 Piece Easy School Bus along with her 3D Circle Gift Box to create a Teacher gift that holds supplies requested and a gift card to help start the year off right!


 Samantha Walker Supplies:

Other supplies:
Ribbon: Nylvalour Velvet RIbbon (Ribbons Unlimited)
Twine: Solid Maraschino (The Twinery)
Tag: Avery
Misc: School Supplies & Gift Card

Tutorial:
1.  Cut out the circle box and fold on the score lines.
2.  For the sides, place the slots together.
3.  Push down to secure them in place on both sides.
4.  Place adhesive under the tabs to secure them in place.
5.  Place adhesive along the outer edge of each side.
6.  Secure the round side to the box sides as shown.
7.  Next cut out the A is for Apple shape set.
8-11.  Assemble as shown.
12. Cut out the 2 piece bus shape
13. Assemble as shown.
14. I modified the circle box cut by removing the closure tabs in the handle piece and discarded the scallop wrap piece (shown in step 1 photo).
15. Cut a piece of velvet ribbon and tie in a knot.  Trim the ends in angles.
16. Add foam adhesive to the back of the apple piece
17. Adhere on the box as shown.
18. Place the "teacher" sticker on the tag and tie twine to the top then adhere it the tag to the box and use foam adhesive to adhere the bus piece as shown!  All there is left to do is fill the box with goodies for the new teacher!


Don't forget to sign up for Samantha's Newsletter 
through the Rafflecopter widget to receive your
FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file! 

This will only go out to those who sign up for the newsletter by Sunday night (August 18, 2013) After that, you can find the design in the Silhouette store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
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32 comments:

Deliaha said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamps. I would have a lot of fun with those in my scrapbooks. I love all your designs on the silhouette and the instructions that you provide.

Della

SueZee Alg said...

What a thoughtful idea for a teacher and I'm sure it is appreciated. Thanks for sharing the directions.

~ Jo ~ said...

Jamie this is such an awesome gift idea! I appreciate that you take the time to show pictures and give detailed instructions so thank you and thanks for the chance to win the stamps!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Kim said...

Great gift for a teacher!

Guiseppa said...

Very cute gift box Jamie!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What an adorable little gift box. My son would love to give this to his teachers. Yup, he's got 3 this year and is only in the 3rd grade.
Amy Jones

Linda Kaiser said...

Great project and I love how you used Samantha's new designs. Perfect!

mary h. said...

All of your projects are so cute and useful! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

great project, thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra ltb

Beejay said...

What a wonderful teacher project!

stamper said...

Very cute teacher gift!

Linh C. said...

What a cute gift for a lucky teacher!

Scrap2day said...

I just adore this gift box. I know that my grandson would have a huge smile giving it and the teacher would have another getting it! Thank you for the free cutting file. I am so in love with your cutting files and really love all the organazition ones that have been coming out. what a great way to be functional and decorative at the same time. The best part..I can come to your blog and see how to put them together!! Love Love Love that!

Sadie Hahn said...

What a cute idea!

Iris said...

Darling gift bag

MariaR said...

What a clever way to give a gift :)

Classic Creations By Shawn said...

Thanks for the tutorial. When my grandkids get old enough for school, we'll have a project to make together.

gobluektb said...

So awesome and cute! Thank you for the tutorial too!

Antonella said...

I love your projects and your tutorials are always so helpful! I really like the school bus.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Scrapper69 said...

What a wonderful Teacher Gift! I like seeing all the different ideas out there for Teacher gift giving! :o)

Sue D said...

Wonderful teacher's gift!

Sandy C said...

Great idea for a teacher or teacher's aide gift. Something they'd treasure for years to come.

Samantha Walker said...

SUPER DUPER cute, Jamie! Love how you used my new files...you were QUICK! My fave is the highlights you added on the simple school bus. It really adds the touch that it needed.

SherriB said...

I love this round bag! You made it extra cute by adding some of Samantha's school cuts to it. Very cute!

marylouh said...

After the present is taken out of the box it can be used on the desk to hold other items (pencils, etc). Great idea.

Ruthie Lopez said...

Great tutorial!!

Jun Bug House said...

Loved your project.
**U**
Nance

Dianna said...

Such a cute box! I just love back to school theme projects! Thanks for a chance to win the stamps!

marg0006 said...

So cute! Love all the cuts and the cute box.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

D- said...

This is so cute. I love how you embossed the apple. I bet they will LOVE this. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

TeresaK said...

My goodness- this is the cutest back to school project I have seen! Thanks for sharing!
Teresa
www.CreateEnjoyShare.blogspot.com

Buffy Esser said...

your project is so cute!

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