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!


  • 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!


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous 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! :)


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!

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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?!) ♥♥♥