Back to School Project-Stampin’ Up! Mini Treat Bag

The kids don't go back to school until the end of August, but if you want to do any type of back-to-school party or fun gifts for your kids and their friends, Pencil Holderthe time to start planning is now.  My back to school project keys in on the In Colors Dapper Denim and Delightful Dijon and uses the Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  I love this color combo for masculine projects, and here they have a sort of retro vibe that will appeal to boys and girls. I grew up in the 60s, and this little gift would have fit right in! 

And what student doesn't need new pencils?!!!  I bought mine from Amazon at a good price, but with tax-free weekends approaching and back to school sales, you could stock up then and save a bit of money.

I did this project with my Southern Sweet Stampers team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators as well as my stamp club in San Antonio (click the link for details) this month.  It's quick and easy as well as useful.  I love making things with paper, but I'm also very practical.  So I want to actually USE what I make!

The Delightful Dijon card stock behind the pencils stabilizes the little bag, giving it more body (it's a half-size Mini Treat Bag made with 2 of the side panels).  It also keeps the pencils from rolling around.  So I decided to stamp it and make it into a bookmark with the No Bones About it stamp set.  Rawr!  I used the 2016-2018 Envelope Paper for the one shown here, but I also made some with the 2016-2018 Designer Series Paper Stack. The envelope paper is a bit thinner, but it works here because of the card stock bookmark.

Bookmark & PencilsSo how about it?  These come together quickly with a small bit of adhesive and a 6 x 6 piece of Designer Series Paper.  Use up some of that paper you are hoarding and make some kids happy!!!

The No. 1 stamp is from the Badges and Banners stamp set and I used the coordinating Duet Banner Punch to make the little flags out of glimmer paper.

I've listed and linked all the Stampin' Up! supplies below.  You can easily adapt this to supplies you have on hand.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are inspired to make some back to school projects!

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