It’s that time!
Time you scroll down the Facebook wall to endless posts and pictures of everyone getting their kids headed back to school
So why not be the cool Mom or Aunt or Friend and send your special guys back with a card and treat!
Designer Audrey Pettit shows how easy it is to make and use our Square and Round tools to be a STAR!
Back to School Set by Audrey Pettit
Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Shape Studio Tool and Round 25 Clear Bubble Caps
Epiphany Crafts Square 25 Shape Studio Tool and Square 25 Clear Bubble Caps
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon and Making Memories
Cardstock Stickers: October Afternoon
Stamps: Hero Arts
Dies: Papertrey Ink
Scalloped Border Punch: Stampin’Up
Baker’s Twine: The Twinery
Felt: Craft Supply
Ink: Stampin’Up and Clearsnap
I love to make back to school gift sets to tuck into my kiddos’ lunchboxes on their first day back. It’s fun to surprise them with a few words of encouragement in a pretty card, and who doesn’t like a little chocolate, too?
Whenever I make a gift set, I want the pieces to coordinate, but not necessarily be completely matchy matchy. I think the whole set has more visual interest that way. The key for me is to use the same papers and elements throughout, but to change up their arrangement. You’ll notice that I used the same four patterned papers, banners, and layered die cuts on both pieces here, but changed up their placement for a bit of fun.
For the card, I created a simple background from the blue grid paper. Layered a couple of border strips across the top and tied the seam where the papers meet with twine. A banner strip comes down over the borders, and detail is added with lots of layered die cuts in different shapes and textures. Adding foam adhesive between the layers helps add definition. I added a hand-stamped sentiment strip, and a custom bubble cap embellishment made with the Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Shape Studio Tool dresses up the center of the star. Then I created a fun border for the bottom corner of the card using all my patterned papers and the Epiphany Crafts Square 25 Shape Studio Tool.
The treat pocket has the same basic design so it was quick and easy to make since all the design work had already been done. I love this little pocket pouch. So easy to make and can hold so many different treats, school supplies, notes, or even gift cards. Just cut a strip of 12″ paper to whatever width will best hold your treat. Here I measured the width of the candy bar and added an extra inch. Fold up the bottom of the strip and decorate the front. You can cut down the paper, or add extra to fit your needs. Staple or stitch the pocket closed, use brads, or in my case, just tie some twine around the pocket, leaving the sides open. Anything goes. Just have fun!
So have you heard the news?
Michaels Craft Stores is now carrying Epiphany Crafts products! That’s right! Now you can find at your local stores our two must have shapes…that just happen to be this week’s product focus.
Our Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 and Square 25 along with matching Bubble Caps and Charm Setting can be purchased!
So be sure to stop on by and pick yours up today!
Don’t have a Michaels Store nearby? Well let us help you by offering you a chance to win our Epiphany Crafts Studio Shape Round 25 Tool and a pack of matching Bubble Caps. Just post a comment today and let us know what you’ll be using our tools for and we’ll enter you to win. We’ll collect all the comments let this week and announce a random winner right here next Monday!