It's Not All Black and White

Friday, August 22, 2008

Back to School Gift

Yes, I know it's Friday, but I'm just now posting my creation for this week's Whatchadoin Wednesday challenge at Storage Units, Ink & More. The challenge was SPARKLES! So I made this gift packaging to go with my back to school card from a few days ago. I filled mine with some fun colorful pens, but I also thought pencils, erasers, little sticky notes, colored pencils, markers, and/or paper clips would be great too.

The clear part of the box is basically just a tube scored at 2,4,6, and 8 inches with an extra 1/2 inch overlap at the end. It's tall enough to accomodate my pens. The top and bottom need to be scored at slightly larger lengths to fit over the "tube". I put an eyelet through the top center of the box and tied a ribbon loop in it. So you can pull on the loop to open the box. The top has faux eyelets in the scallops: I punched a 1/16 inch hole and rounded it with my white gel pen.

Images (all from A Touch of Class) are stamped with graphite Brilliance ink and colored with Copic markers. My sparkles: I used black Stickles to make a road around the bottom of the box for the bus. More black Stickles dotted around the tag scallops. Star dust Stickles on the bus windows.

You can play along (with or without SU Ink stamps) and leave a link to your creation on the SU Ink blog, here. And if you've been wanting to try the cool new Core'dinations card stock, it's still 25% off through August 25.

What's In It?
Stamps: A Touch of Class (SU Ink)
Paper: real red, celery prints (Stampin' Up!); white (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: graphite black (Brilliance)
Accessories: Copic markers; star eyelet, oval eyelet, white grosgrain ribbon (SU!); white gel pen (uni-ball); hole punches (Fiskars); corner rounder (EK Success); star dust and black diamond Stickles (Ranger); tacky tape (ProvoCraft); transparency film (3M); circle nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); thread


Alex said...

Very cute Bethany, love it! Epscially like that adorable little bus on the bottom!


Rose Ann said...

Fantastic gift for those school kids, Bethany!! Super cute images and wonderful design!!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is super cute Bethany! Great bus at the bottom too. hee hee

Anonymous said...

I love this. What a great idea. Beautifully done too!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute back to School gift not just for the teachers but volunteers too. Love your ideas.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE this! I've been wanting to make one of these boxes. Yours is just perfect! What a great gift!