Monday, July 30, 2012

Back to {Home} School Treats!

Pin It Now! For all of us with kiddies, back to school is right around the corner.  Here in Avery County, NC, that means August 8th!  No kidding!  However, my boys will have sweet Mrs. Clark for a teacher.  Don't laugh - that's ME!  I'm homeschooling for the first time this year and I'm so excited about it!  

This week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is Party Favors!  So I made a little party for two for my boys for them to enjoy the first day of homeschool in September.  

My favors include pencil holders and a mason jar full of chocolate Nuggets for when they get their work done promptly :)
There are just a couple of sneak peeks from the Holiday Catalog here...the Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim is to die for!  And the 7/8" Cotton Ribbon will be a fave for everyone - you can tie it, tear it, stamp it, stitch it, dye it, whatever you like.
What's a party without chocolates?  Pennants?  Nothing, really.  
The Nuggets are wrapped in Storytime DSP - the ruled paper is the perfect fit, 1" wide x 3" gets you oodles of wraps from one sheet.  The little charms on the jar are hand cut from the DSP too.  The tiny pencil is punched from the Word Window punch.  
I love the "H is for Home" from the alphabet sheet, it suits my needs perfectly!
The pencil holders are a snap to make, and you can make FOUR from a single sheet of cardstock!  You could make these for a whole class, or for any occasion!  I got the template and directions from Sweet Miss Daisy here. So easy. 

Won't you join in the virtual party at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week?  I can't wait to see what you cook up!  


  1. OH.MY! I want to go and case this right now! This is adorable! Kudos to you on the home schooling, hope to hear more about it during the year.

  2. Looks like a fun school year! I can't imagine home schooling! My DH is a teacher and it would be tough -- although you'll have 2 and he'll have 22! (or 29, 29, 30....)

  3. WOW!!! This is so adorable!!! I love all the special 3d accents- great job!!!
    Love the bright color combo- Perfect for the start of school!!!

  4. Good Job! This project is absolutely adorable! And kudos to you for homeschooling! I homeschooled my children (many years ago) and wouldn't have had it any other way! Will be anxious to hear how your year goes.

  5. this is so sweet. I don't have a child that is ready for school yet (he's only 19 mos old) and I want to make these! Sweet little projects and nicely done.

  6. I love your mason jar and all the goodies inside of it! Everything about this project is just too adorable. Good luck homeschooling your kids! How old are they? My kids have asked if I would homeschool them - and they'll both be in middle school starting Sept. 5. Wow, NC starts EARLY!



  7. So so sweet-hope the teacher gets to enjoy these goodis as well as the kids! ;)

  8. SOooooo cute! Love the look of that suite with a glass mason jar! Very retro!