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Friday, August 27, 2010

Back to School with Liz

Hi everyone! As many of your know, my "real" job is as an educator and this month has been my department's Back to School month, which consists of helping teachers in our district prepare for the return of our students. Since I have been consumed with work, which always encroaches a bit on my hobby (LOL), I thought it would be appropriate to share little desk caddy created with the delicious Apple Cider Collection. Below are just a few directions on what I used to create this special gift for a child's teacher.

First of all, I started with one of these... 
Purchased at Hobby Lobby

Then I painted it with this...
Burnt Sienna Acrylic Paint
Next I covered it with these...

Fall In Love 12x12 Paper
Nature Trails Ribbon
I also used one of these:
Fiskars Scallop Border Punch
Then I cut this...


Using this...
Cricut Country Life Cartridge
With this...
Cricut Expressions Machine
And ended up with this...


Ready for a Giveaway???
Leave a comment and be eligible to win one of these...
Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge

Thank you so much for stopping by - Liz
My Little Sketch Blook

251 comments:

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Carla Clark said...

So cute! I've been looking for a good back to school gift for my kids' teachers. Unfortunately I don't have a Hobby Lobby close by - I'll have to improvise. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jer and Kylie said...

I would love to win!!!

pdrnc said...

Love this! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kimmy said...

How stinkin cute!! I think I'm going to make one! Oh wait I have everything but the cartridge! Maybe I'll win one! :)

Kathy said...

I don't have kids in school anymore, but I still think that is very very cute, and I'm thinking it would be a good place to store my scissors and tools in a cool away along the back wall of my scrappin' desk!

Hilarie said...

I love this! It's my oldest first year of school so I'm collecting ideas. Thanks for the chance to win too.

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is such a cute little project!

Jamie said...

ADORABLE!!!!! This is wonderful, thanks got the tutorial!!

Vicki said...

Great project. Thanks for the inspiration. My daughter recently purchased 3 of these at a yard sale and didn't know what to do with them.

Thebug415 said...

ADORABLE! What a lovely gift for a teacher. Wish I had seen this before I made gifts. Thanks for the idea, and the chance to win.

jenlynnie said...

great idea! i think that my daughter's teacher would love this as a 1st day present.

Lesabe said...

That is super cute =) I am going to hobby lobby today to see what I can find for little boxes =)

Shawnee said...

How adorable!

Wanita said...

That's a great Back to School project! I can see using the same basic idea for so many other holidays and events :) TFS!

lisakelly110803 said...

very cute! I'll have to remember these cute idea's for when my youngest goes to school in 4 years! (lol) The oldest are in middle school!

Kathy said...

Love your project! These would also make cute Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors. Too bad we don't have Hobby Lobby in southern CA. Thanks for sharing!

Renée Storch said...

Oh that is so adorable!!! I love it, thanks for sharing the idea.

HeatherC said...

Definitely going to lift this project. Awesome Liz!!!

Arline said...

Love this so cute. I have 2 grand girls going to shool this year! Its a keeper

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

what a cute project, love it ! thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win such a nice cartridge.

shelley

lostnwa98@verizon.net

María Castillo said...

Hi Liz!! Your project is simply adorable and very useful too!! I´m also a teacher!! Hpe you have ana mazing school year!! Hus, María
http://mirinconcitodescrap.blogspot.com

MC said...

First of all, I love the bag and the accents you cut with the Cricut Expression. I have been eying up this cartridge and I simply love it. I also love your blog. Thanks for the constant flow of inspiration an the opportunity to enter!

Kelly Massman said...

Very cute project, and I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

Lacey said...

This is so cute and clever! Love it and the products you used on it! Great work!

Shelly said...

OMG, this is so incredibly cute!!! Thank you for sharing it with us! I live in California & we don't have Hobby Lobby's or Robert's or even Archivers (I sure wish we did though!) but I'm going to be looking at Michaels or Joann's to see what I can find. Thanks again for the idea and a chance to win the giveaway!!!

Samantha said...

Fabulous idea :)

Brenda said...

These are so cute. Thanks for a great project idea.

Burffrau @ aol dot com

yvonne said...

What a great project! I love your pictorial directions, short and right to the point, had me giggling :)

scrapaholicaef said...

Extremely, awsomely, cute! Is awsomely a word? Giggle Oh I would love, love to have this cartridge!!!! Huggers Alesia

Diann said...

Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie said...

Awesome idea! And thank you for the great directions! Can't wait to try this myself! :-)

Holly said...

Super cute ideas, I think I will make one for my sons teacher! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I want that cartridge so bad. Its on my must have list! Thanks for the wonderful project!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Jenn said...

Cute project! I'd love to win...so pick me! :)

MeganLynn said...

So cute! Cant wait till im near a hobby lobby again so i can buy the container! Thanks for the opportunity!

Megan
MLynn2@gmail.com

Teri Berrios said...

I really ♥ this project!!!! I did something similar for the teachers a couple years ago for Christmas and put their gift cards and candy inside. Love this paper collection - one of my faves!!! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous cart ;) Hugs, T

craftymom205 said...

Love this project. So Cute. Would love to win the cartridge. Don't have that one.

Sharon said...

that is a very cute project thanks for showing it

rosemaryschild said...

Such cute ideas! I luv it!

~Heidi said...

So cute! Love my Country Life cart. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amanda said...

would LOVE to WIN

Nan said...

Love Cricut! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just way toooo cute! thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lan said...

This is sooo cute! thanks for sharing where you got your supplies and what you used. I will have to make one...loving the giveaway cart.

Deborah said...

Nice looking...I love Fall themed items...it's my favorite time of the year. It's so appropriate for a classroom.

Kathleen said...

That is adorable!! I will have to go check out HL for the bags!!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

That is so cute and with your instructions looks like a fairly easy projects... I just love this new cart and hope I get win one...

I sure any classroom would love this and the teacher will just adore this
The Scrapbooking Queen

Michelle said...

oh now this is just downright adorable...and inspiring!
Michelle

Ann Edwards said...

What a cute project! Love everything Fall...usually take vacations then to view the gorgeous colors. The cartridge would be such a great asset!

Jen said...

Adorable! I would love that for my desk at school. I was thinking I would make something similar and wishing I had that apple cut, then you showed it was from Country Life which I own! Ha ha ha!

But, I would love to own Simply Charmed, so thanks for the chance!

Molly said...

I love that! I have those bags and will have to make these for the boys' teachers! :D

Scrappin with the bug said...

Wow that is so cute. I love the paper.. I can't wait to get me some.. Thanks for the chance to win.. Would really love this cartridge.

Stephanie said...

SO Cute!! love how you did your instructions too! :)

Renata Moni said...

Great idea,Liz! love it!

Harvest Moon Papiere said...

This sample is an awesome idea for any teacher!! My son just started Kindergarten and this would be the perfect little gift to give her :) I love the way you told us how you did it. Very clever. Would LOVE this cartridge!!!! Thank you!

tdgillespie said...

so cute!!! Might have to try this one!!

Helen said...

OMG!!!! That is so cute! I just love this idea :-)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Colleen said...

That little desk caddy would be so adorable sitting on my desk, but alas back to school (we started 2 1/2 weeks ago) has me way to busy to play.

Judy Webb said...

Only if I had some talent. Love the desk caddy.

kkundert said...

So cute I love the School theme!

Ryan Ann said...

I absolutely LOVE that!!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! :D

Java Jen's Creations said...

Such a cute project!! Love it!! Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge! It's so super cute!!

Melissa Kaye said...

What a great idea! I have SO many ideas based on this adorable project!

mom2my3bears said...

What a great project! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to wim:)

Ashleigh said...

Love the project and loved how you showed us everything you used!

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

DREAM CARDS said...

Beautiful Project !!!!
I would love to win !!!!
Patty
dreamcards@hotmail.com

charli24 said...

Very cute project! Perfect for a teachers gift

chignon said...

Oh I feel the same way about the job getting in the way of crafting! lol. I am off to do some shopping so I can finally get the apple cider papers - love 'em!

Jana said...

I'm loving the step-by-step instructions! Very cute idea!

by Alleycatmom said...

I totally want to "scraplift" this project. Thanks!! devanie99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

sentimental Xpressions said...

That is such a cute project. I loved the way you gave directions with the pictures. I am a visual person and I could understand exactly what I should do to recreate this adorable project.

Susan in KS said...

What a cute project....and I really LOVE the way you stated the tutorial...blunt, to the point, and simple for a visual learner like me!!! Thanks, teach!

aimeelou said...

All I can say is CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!! Would LOVE to win the cartridge to make one. Thanks!!

John & Betsy said...

So very cute! Thanks for the fantastic idea!!!

scrapperbecka said...

That is so cute. Where did you get the wood bags at, awesome teacher gift!

Mandi said...

Sooooooo cute!!! And I just love the way you explained your process, too! :)

Jennifer said...

I love how you did this...then you did that...then you did this...and then you did that. And that is what you ended up with! So, so very, very cute!!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

What a great project! I love it! And the instructions you gave are awesome!

Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge ... it's at the top of my wish list :)

Have a great weekend.

Yvonne said...

I love this idea. My daughter just started Kindergarten, so it is a great back to school gift for thee teacher! Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

Amanda said...

What a neat and adorable idea! My little guy is a few years from school but by changing up the theme this would be a great gift for grandma's or aunties too!

Bobbi said...

That "bag" is so adorable. I also loved the way that you gave the instructions with all the pictures, made me laugh. Thanks

Christy said...

great project!!! Love those cartridges too!

sandyh50 said...

Oh how cute!! I am an educator also and love these for the first day of school! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nicole said...

This is so stinkin' cute!! What a fun project!!

erin lee creative said...

WOOT! That is really cute and fun for school days! Thanks for the chance!

NANA R NASSAR said...

OMG...Am I ever gonna win one of these amazing giveaways, kkk? xoxoxo

The Kernea Family said...

This is precious! I think I'll make them for my kid's teachers!

Dustin said...

That is really cute and fun idea for school! Love it! and glad I found this Imaginisce blog. Will be back soon to get project ideas that I'm ready to do!

Creative Char said...

Lovely project! So, so cute!

jodie said...

omg-too cute-luv it:))))would love to win this-ty:))))

LL said...

Love this project - thanks for the idea!

nanapuddin said...

That is so cute! Makes me wish I had kids still in school so I could make them one! NOT!! But I do wish I had a teacher to make it for! But then I'd need the cartridge! Maybe I'll win! Thanks for the chance!! I've loved this cart since I saw the first pics of it!

Melissa D. said...

I love your blog post today. Keepin' it simple :-) I love your end result too. I need to put my Circut to work more! Thanks for the inspiration!

SequoiaLynn said...

Very cute baskets! I love the Country Life Cart! I need it in my collection!

Kristin said...

SO very cute! Love all the back to school stuff I've been reading lately :) This is such an awesome giveaway as well!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Cute little "bag"!

Chelle said...

that is the perfect teacher gift. I may just have to try one.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Woohoo! What a fabulous giveaway! I'd absolutely love to win this cart! Thanks for the chance!

Steph B said...

What a great gift!! Love this cart! Since I am in charge of "Teacher Appreciation Week" this year, I think I will try this out!!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Liz, that is sooooo cute! I'd love to make this for my daughters teachers for the first day of school! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

danielle said...

super cute project! fantastic giveaway!

leeannescrappin80 said...

Love the idea great gift for anything.. Great ideas thank you

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Connie said...

ADORABLE!! Thanks for the chance to win!

GIANE AMARAL said...

I would love to win!!!

giane-amaral@hotmail.com
kisses - BRAZIL
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http://www.scrapbookbygi.blogspot.com/

Drayia said...

LOVE this will have to see if Michael's has something like that wooden tote. Always looking for ater items ideas and love the chance to win this Cartridge. Thanks

Sharon said...

What a wonderful idea. I hope I win the cartridge too. I really want this one.

Leah said...

I buy these little wooden things for my children to paint as little projects but never do anything with them myself...thanks for inspiring me to grab one for myself as well next time and get out my scrapbooking supplies!

Deb Long said...

What a great idea - that would make a terrific back-to-school teacher's gift for my kids!

Heidi G said...

How cute is that!! Thanks for sharing it. Count me in for the giveaway.

Valerie Chmielak said...

That is SOOO adorable!! I just LOVE the plain wood items from Hobby Lobby!

Jessica said...

Super cute idea would be great party favors for a fall party. Love it!!!

kate said...

That is so cute. I love it!

Moira said...

This is so stinking adorable!!

What a great idea for a teacher!!

Creativejuices said...

That is just so cute!! I am so going to have to make one of these!! I would love to win the cartridge!

creative patti said...

Wow!, I've been wanting this one,w ould be great to win this, great project, think I will make some for christmas for the staff and teachers. Thanks.
pattig161@yahoo.com

Rosa-kreattiva said...

I would love to win!!!
saluti dall'italia

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH---I would love to win this! I love this super cute bag:) I was a teacher--miss the kids (but not the paperwork!). Good luck this year--and thanks for a giveaway:)

Iris said...

Very cute project and I love your straightforward instructions on how to make it. Love the apple die cut. Thanks for a chance to win. Iris

jayma15 said...

this is my favorite "new" cart! thanks for the chance to win!

serena said...

I am heading back to university after a 20 year break :) plan on becoming a high school bio teacher. love your school project. super cute

Molly said...

That is tooooo CUTE!! great job. Thanks for the chance to win....

Jacqueline said...

I love this project... the paper makes the project!!! would love this cartridge too!!

Ashly said...

Wow what a generous givaway!!! Thanks for the chance. Also might have to "scraplift" your project, its darling!!

Julia said...

Adorable project and how can I not enter to win an awesome Cricut cart! Perfect combo...Imaginisce + Cricut!! ;-)

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

I love this! I made one for my daughter to give to my BFF as a small gift for her birthday (she is her Godmother)

HappyExpressions said...

Super cute project! Great job! Thanks for the chance to win this great cart.

JustYolie said...

Super cute project!!!

Denise said...

What a wonderful back to school gift!

Jean said...

What an adorable Back to School project!! Anyone would love to have it! Just love the papers!!

Janet Z said...

Well how cute is that! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Joli said...

This would make an adorable teacher gift!!! I need this paper and that cartridge!!

juliem said...

That is a great project.
Hendersonville

Laney said...

Love your project, thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

Casey said...

I love it! I would love to use it in my new classroom! I am a student teacher just getting started!

Amy C said...

I love the apple on the front of this little bucket! And the patterned paper is to die for! I love it!

Cristi said...

I just love these little desk caddies. I think I am going to make them for the girls teachers. I love them!!!

swellprincipal said...

OMG! That is absolutely adorable! Your work is FANTASTIC!

*Linda* said...

Great post!!! My son is just starting Kindergarten and I'm sure I could earn him some good brownie points with that cute gift...TFS!!! Also wouldn't mind having that adorable cart. I've been eyeing it for a while but haven't had the money to buy it. Thanks for the chance to win this terrific prize.

Monika Wright said...

I am a Hobby Lobby enthusiast and will check out those baskets for gifts tomorrow, love your creativity. These would be great for grandmothers, too, to keep near the telephone with a notepad and pens!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is soo great. TFS.

Kelly Rae said...

Oh, wow! How cool is this? I love the idea and the inspirations. I surely wouldn't mind winning that cartridge, too! I've been put on a very restrictive budget. So, unless I win it, I will just have to admire it from afar and via blogs and videos! Thanks for the chance to win! Kelly

Diana said...

this is a DARLING project!

Margaret said...

I don't know why I even try..... it is soooo depressing when I don't win! But a girl's gotta try!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

My "real job is like yours"....and I love this...thanks for sharing.
Rosana

Robyn W said...

That is such a cute project! I have been eyeing that cart - thanks for the chance to win.

MySalute2Cute said...

Oh!!! Too Cute!!! I just love finding great teacher appreciation gifts!!! This is a good one!!!

pcrusberg said...

I just think this project is wonderful! I could see filling it up with pencils for my favorite teachers. Thanks for the chance to win and for a great project.

Nannie of 3 said...

Too funny, I just donated 3 of those boxes to Leftovers - a "recycling" center where teachers can shop for free. Really like this cartridge and the project you did with it.

Denise said...

Love all the ideas for back to school! Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway too!
DeniseB

Pamela Aigner said...

Great project for all of my teacher friends!

MsSweetP said...

What a great idea! I would love to make this. Hmmm, now if I only had that cartridge. Thank you for the chance to win one.

Jessica said...

What a super cute teacher gift idea! My daughter starts kindergarten NEXT year so I'm collecting all the ideas and inspiration I can THIS year!!

Maria said...

Would love to be in the draw.Thanks for the chance to win.

RxDrMom said...

Great idea- this is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

Saren said...

Very cute project! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Kim M said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing ever! I would love to make one of those for my little one's teacher and we have a HL nearby. The wheels are churnin.

Kim VanSheppy said...

Thanks for the cute idea, I was looking for something to make for back to school and this is a great idea.

Veronica said...

What a neat project! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura S said...

What a great gift, I hope I win, could have allot of fun playing with it.

Amy said...

What a fabulous gift for a teacher!! Thanks for sharing this great project with us!! I would love to win this cart. It is on my wish list.

Pretty Little Paper Love said...

I love those little wooden totes too! I purchased some at joanns as well. Great idea for school gifts!! Thanks!!

Michelle said...

This is just too adorable!!! What a great idea!! You have been just having a blast with your cricut machine!!!! :D

Shannon said...

Love it. It is so cute!! Wish my kids were little so I could make one. LOL!

Dena said...

Adorable! I really like how you used pictures to show the step-by-step process. Would love to win the Simply Charmed cart! :)

Lagene said...

Very CUTE!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

CraftyRia said...

That is adorable and such a great project! Thank you for sharing! Thank you also for a chance at winning the cartridge!

PamS said...

That is such a cute container. Thank you for showing us how to put it together.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic back to school project for the teachers!!!!

Sparksgal said...

How cute is that!!! What a great gift idea! Love it...thanks for sharing. :) Have a great weekend!

GrannyCharlotte said...

Awesome project. Thanks for sharing how it was made. Thanks for an opportunity to win.

April said...

Love it!!
- April W

Sandra said...

great project!
Love this paper!
Sandra

ruth said...

Oh so cute!!

moloneyat said...

Super cute and such a wonderful idea - my nephew started school today and this would be a great gift :)
Thank you for the chance to win!
TracyM #6773

crittercrafts said...

Cute wooden purse. I love all the fall colors on it.

Jelly said...

Cute project idea for my little sis' kindergarden class :)

Jill P said...

Always looking for new teacher gift ideas! This is a great one!

Sarah said...

How cute is that! Being a teacher myself, how can I not resist scraplifting this!

Raven said...

OMG! I love this! And I love the simple and awesome format of your post! All those pictures are so helpul.

Laura Stewart said...

great project!!

alwayscharlie said...

What a great back to school teacher gift. I have more than a week till the kiddos go back so maybe I'll get a chance to try a few of these.

Sandy Davis said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing

kellmg said...

What a great idea!! My girls start kindergarten this year - that would make a GREAT gift!! Thanks for sharing!!

ScrappyScavenger said...

This project is a great gift for teacher appreciation!I am a Substitute teacher. I have 3 girls. I gave my oldest a Cricut Create for her 11th Bday! We don't have that cartridge. Great give away, and thanks for the chance to win!

daisey1977 said...

That is such a cute project!! My sister in law is a teacher so I'm always looking for cute "teachery" (LOL is that a word?) gifts. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful prize!!

Tina said...

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous project with us all !!! Keeping my fingers crossed for a chance on that nice looking cartridge too ;0) xxx Tina

Vana63 said...

Awesome Project! I so need one of those carts too for an apple picking party :-) Thanks for a chance to win one!

cmw said...

Simply adorable! I'm always needing little ideas for teacher gifts and I am SO adding this to my to-make list :) And I love this cartridge!

Kris said...

I'm an educator, too, and that super cute desk caddy would be perfect for my office... I need to make one! Thanks for the inspiration as well as for the chance to win that wonderful cartridge!

paperpapier said...

Thank you for the chance to win. Love the new Apple Cider Collection and gonna rush to my local store this Monday to get it!

Amy said...

Love the new collection/line! And the desk caddy! What a great idea!

sucor said...

I love the Apple Cider Collection and I'm thrilled to see another project using it. Thanks for the awesome idea, and the chance to win.

Wendy Crowe said...

I've seen those little boxes too! Thanks for the great idea! I love the Apple Cider line!

Celeste B. said...

Cute teacher gift. I like that you used the Cricut to make your apples. They are a perfect embellishment.

Robin said...

What a super cute gift! So simple too! My 9 yr old grand-daughter and I make projects together and this looks perfect for her. I love the Apple Cider line and it matches this project theme to a T.Thanks for the idea AND the chance to win a prize.

carrie said...

Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori C. said...

I am a third grade teacher and I LOVE the cute gift that you made and the Cricut sets are just to cute! We have a couple of Cricut's at our school and I know that we would all enjoy using this to make great things for the school year! Thanks! Lori C.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh - how cute is this!?!?!? Love it!

Erin said...

the apple looks like it was made for this collection sweet!

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

OH,I NEED,I NEED,OKAY,I WANT TO WIN,POSTING ON FB AND MY BLOG.LOVE THIS COLLECTION

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