Sunday, August 26, 2012

Paper Issues: Apple for the Teacher - Apple for Teacher

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression2, Cricut Cartridges(Stretch Your Imagination, Elegant Edges, Plantin SchoolBook), DCWV(Red Cardstock), The Paper Company(Black Cardstock) My Mind's Eye(On the Sunny Side), Pink Paislee(Declaration), My Craft Spot("Scarlet Red" Crinkle Ribbon, "Tiny Tags2" Stamp Set, "Traditional Cherry" Baker's Twine, "Tiny Tags" Metal Dies), EK Success Punch(Binding Edge), Misc(Mulberry Rose, Washi Tape).


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Paper Issues' APPLE FOR THE TEACHER Blog Hop Theme!

Its almost September and its time to send the little ones back to school, if they haven't already started.

For the next TWO weeks, Paper Issues wants to see all your APPLE FOR TEACHER projects! That includes teacher gifts, back to school cards, school projects, etc.

A few Paper Issues Design Team Members will be featuring an original APPLE FOR TEACHER project. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration!

                          Marlene - you are here. 

There is PRIZE up for grabs at Paper Issues for one participant that leaves a comment at Paper Issues.

How fun is that?!


For my APPLE FOR TEACHER project, I thought it would only be appropiate if I made some sort of APPLE.

I used my Cricut Expression2 and Cricut "Stretch Your Imagination" Cartridge to create this 3D Apple Slice Box. The APPLE is actually the Watermelon image(pg. 34) cut at 5" with a few tweaks to turn it into an APPLE SLICE BOX.

The APPLE was cut from the backside of the Pink Paislee "Windstock" Paper from the Pink Paislee Declaration Kit, I purchased from the Paper Issues' Store. For the peel, I used the "Parade" Paper from the My Mind's Eye On the Sunny Side, also purchased at the Paper Issues' Store. - Don't forget to use the coupon code SCRAPPINCOOKIE for your 20% off. -

This APPLE SLICE Gift Set will be given to my son's TEACHER on the First Day of School filled with APPLE flavored candy, maybe Jolly Ranchers - although I think those are green.

I used some of My Craft Spot's "Scarlet Red" Crinkle Ribbon to tie around the entire APPLE SLICE BOX and make a double-loop bow.

The Tiny Tag was made using the "Tiny Tags" Metal Dies from My Craft Spot. I then stamped the "Enjoy" Sentiment from the "Tiny Tags2" Stamp Set also from My Craft Spot. Adhered it to the bow with some "Traditional Cherry" Baker's Twine - available at My Craft Spot - and a Mulberry Paper Rose.

Of course, no Gift Set would be complete without a card.

I based the card on the Deconstructed Sketch #63.

I used my EK Success Binding Edge Punch, Washi Tape - I see a NEW addiction coming - and some more "Traditional Cherry" Baker's Twine.

The "An Apple for the Teacher" sentiment is a digital stamp I found at the Brown Paper Packages Blog. I cut a 2-3/4" Leaves Label from the Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge and then printed the sentiment on top.

I basically used the same sketch for the inside only leaving some space for a personal message for my son's TEACHER.

NOW, if you are still with me, its YOUR turn!! For the next TWO weeks - from TODAY(8/26) to Spetember 8th - Paper Issues is ALL about APPLE FOR TEACHERS!! LINK UP your APPLE FOR TEACHER - teacher gifts, back to school projects, etc- projects made from paper for your chance to be featured at Paper Issues.


what is a BLOG HOP without a GIVEAWAY?!

Want to win a FIT-Kit by our very own Paper Issues' Sabrina Alery? 

All you have to do is:

1. Like Us on Facebook.

2. Leave a comment on the Paper Issues Blog

3. As a BONUS, submit an APPLE FOR TEACHER project.

AND thats not all! I have a 20% off discount code towards the Paper Issues Store for ALL my followers and readers.

Simply use discount code SCRAPPINCOOKIE for a 20% off discount on your order at the Paper Issues Store!  


This project will also be entered into the following challenges:


  1. Loving all these back to school projects - thanks for the fun blog hop and the giveaway opportunity!

  2. This is outstanding!!! I am so in love with both!!! I bet the recipiant will jump for joy!

  3. Oh never cease to amaze me! You think outside of the box each time and your work is fresh and exciting and beautifully crafted!
    I've been following you and checked out your baby sock cupcakes since I'm doing a BOY baby shower in Nov. Any terrific ideas? The theme is Welcome Little Prince (we already have 3 Grand daughters).
    Thanks & hope you stop by to enter my giveaway for my 1 year blogaversary.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  4. Wwow, what a cool idea. It looks difficult, maybe you could do aa how to.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  5. Adorable projects Marlene. Love the cuts and the papers.

  6. This is a great gift set. Love the apple box.

  7. Oh WOW Marlene!! These are the cutest things ever!!! I love every detail.

  8. wow this is amazing, lovely papers and colors...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  9. I really love this project! My Daughter is a teacher. Love that apple slice!


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