All you moms know what I mean! This is the time of year when the kids are bored and driving each other (and you) crazy. And that means one thing...school cannot begin soon enough! With that in mind, I wanted to share a project that I'm demonstrating at my September workshops. Actually, it's a project that everyone at my workshops is making (demonstrators call those Make&Takes, or M&Ts for short). The idea came from the monthly magazine that Stampin' Up! sends to its demonstrators. I tweaked it a bit in measurement and used different stamps, colors, etc. Although this holds pencils, it could easily hold a mini ruler, pixie stix or other candy sticks, etc. Anything long and skinny would work.
To create this pouch I started with Blue Bayou textured cardstock. Textured cardstock is available in the 12x12 assortment packs and is so much fun to work with. It really gives a much different look. I also used my scallop punch (finding it hard to put it down) on Purely Pomegranate. The little ladybug comes from the Garden Whimsy set that I used on the card from my last post. As you can see I punched the ladybug out using the 1 1/4" punch and then layered it onto a More Mustard circle punched using the 1 3/8" circle punch. I finished off the project with the Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched Ribbon. I am beginning to think I have a serious addiction to the double-stitched ribbon. It is a wonderful width and the feel is just as great. The stitching is perfect on both sides and it's just so easy to make any project look great when using it.
This makes a nice little gift for your child's classmates (just change the colors for Halloween or Christmas or Valentine's Day or ...) or even his/her teacher. Actually, depending on what you put in it, I'm pretty sure anyone would love to receive this little pouch!