Stampers Dozen Blog Hop: Back to School!

logoHello my friends! Welcome to the August Stampers Dozen Blog Hop….I cannot believe the summer is almost over! Why is it we wait and wait for summer to come for what seems like such a LONG time (and it is long when it's SO COLD all winter), and then it finally comes but goes out in a flash?! Before you know it, the stores have stashed the summer stuff in a clearance corner and have all the Back to School supplies out on display!

On that note, this month's blog hop theme is "BACK TO SCHOOL" and I thought it might be nice to create a special 'Welcome Back' gift for the teacher! 

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This is a pencil holder that was made using an ordinary soup can, cleaned out and covered with Coastal Cabana paper and a strip of Strawberry Slush adhered with Sticky Strip, then decorated with punched and die cut elements, as well as some silver ribbon. The Owl Builder Punch was used to cut out each colour of cardstock and then assembled. SO CUTE!!

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I hope it inspires you to welcome the teacher's in your life back to classroom 🙂  Of course, this design could be used for anyone…you could even personalize one for each child to have their own stash of pencils, and even one for yourself so the kids keep their hands off your favorite pens 🙂 

Cutting Dimensions

Coastal Cabana (#131297): 9"x3.5" (or to fit whatever can you use)

Strawberry Slush (#131295): 9" x 2.5" (again sized to fit the can you are using)

Chocolate Chip (#102128), Real Red (#102482), Sahara Sand (#121043), Whisper White (#100730) Basic Black (#121045) and Coastal Cabana (#131297): scraps for punching and die cutting

-Big Shot #113439
-Little Letter Thinlits #133730
-Owl Builder Punch  #118074
-Sweetheart Punch #133786
-Silver 1/8" Ribbon  #132137
-Stampin' Trimmer  #126889
-Sticky Strip  #104294
-Glue Dots #103683
-Snail Adhesive #104332  Refills #104331
-Other: empty soup can


Now click Next Blog to hop on over to Laura Milligan's blog to check out what goodness she has in store for us! 

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