Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SPOOK-tacular teacher treats/Using 6x6 no scraps TUTORIAL

If you know me well, you know I make use of scraps that most (normal) people toss in the bin.  I designed this tag to not have ANY pretty paper scraps.

For these pocket tags (I made 28 total) I needed a little more than half of a 6x6 pad of paper (Echo Park Apothecary Emporium), I used up two rolls of ribbon (and then used ribbons from my scrap bin to complete), Doodlebug twine, and SRM stickers.

I also love making little treats for teachers, but since my two children have so many teachers, teacher assistants, and therapists, there are a lot of people to recognize.  In order to keep my spending costs down, I am challenging myself to use my craft room stash and not purchase anything new for the entire school year.

I created 27 trail mix packages at the start of school, and all I purchased was one large bag of trail mix.  This time I purchased only one Hershey snack-size bag of candy…everything else came from my stash!

Tutorial:

  • Cut black card stock at 7 1/4" x 3 1/4".  (I got three out of a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11"…yes, there will be scraps.)
  • Scallop the short end using a border punch.
  • Notch the other two corners to look like a tag (I used a Stampin' Up! corner punch.)
  • To create the "pocket" score at 2 1/4" from the scalloped end.


Decorate:  I used 6x6 paper, leaving no scraps (*almost*)

  • Cut a 3"x3" square from patterned paper, notching to top corners.  Adhere to black card stock. *I got exactly four from a sheet of 6x6…no scraps!
  • Using strong adhesive, tape up the two sides to create your pocket.
  • Cut a 2"x3" rectangle from a coordinating patterned paper to decorate the pocket.  Adhere to outside of pocket.*I got exactly six from a sheet of 6x6…no scraps!
  • Embellish as desired.*I used some extra to punch circles for the stickers, so I did crete a few scraps
Happy Tuesday!

8 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Cute! Once again I'm so happy it wasn't standard procedure to make teacher gifts back when my kids were in school. Or maybe it was, and I was just a clueless bad mom. :)

Sherrie K. said...

These are SUPER CUTE!!! They make such fun little gifts:) Great job on using up stash...I need to challenge myself a bit to?!
Sherrie k

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mylittlecraftblog said...

I love them! I have so many scraps already, so I love making projects with scraps so small you can just toss them. Thanks for the tutorial. I bookmarked it! :)

Evelyn

Windy Hills said...

Charming gifts--thank you for the inspiration. This will make for a lovely gift at anytime of the year.

Julie M said...

More beautiful gifts, June - those tags are so cute. I'm chuckling at you talking about not throwing away scraps - I am exactly the same - just how tiny does a piece of paper or card have to be before it goes in the bin?!!!

Julie x

Scrapper69 said...

Those are so CUTE!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

lauren bergold said...

these are SOOOOOO INCREDIBLY COOL!!! (& not just cuz there's chocolate in 'em tho obviously i love that part too lol!) seriously awesome design and SO CLEVER as well!!! (but then when you need 2doz+ of anything ya gotta be smart, eh?!) (You realize that just the mass-production of these endeavors impresses me, right?!) ♥♥♥