August 16, 2010


Today I'm posting the cutest little "First Day of School" books using the New stamping set of the same name.  I found the directions for it while blog hopping at Mike Funke's blog, so I won't bother to write out all the directional details as you can get them by clinking on the link if you're interested.
  I made the book jackets with two colors of CS; one Poppy Parade and one Pumpkin Pie, which will settle any arguements between two of my school aged grandchildren. Aren't they adorable. So much cuter in person too, but you knew that.

This is what they look like finished. I tied them closed using some stash ribbon I had, one with crayons and the other with numbers and math symbols. I used some bronze embossing powder (doesn't show up to good here) to heat emboss the cute little "Inch-worm Book-worm". See his cute little glasses?
Then under that I stamped the "First Day of School" sentiment. On the binding I used the entire alphabet  A-Z stamp from the set. Very tiny but perfect for this project.

and on the back the row of Apples! So cute.

NOW for the surprise! When you open the book you'll see it's the Matchbox die attached to the back
inside cover. I stamped the "This book belongs to" stamp on W.W. and attached to the match box cover and filled it out. Then on the front inside cover I used two more of the stamps from the set; "Grade" and "A+".  This would make a perfect teacher treat.
As most of you know, the matchbox will hold 4 Hershey Nuggets.... But...are you ready????? 

 I wrapped the nuggets in Avery address labels that I stamped with a frame stamp and also used individual alphabet & number stamps to make A B C & 1 2 3. These are suppose to look like little school books. The Avery labels fit perfectly and you can decorate depending on the theme of the matchbox.
 I think they are cute, cute, cute!
Hope you like them too.

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Nancy said...

Diane, I absolutely LOVE these little "First day of School" treat boxes, they're so stinkin' cute. I'd love to see your "girls" faces when they open them!

Nance said...

So cute Diane! The girls are going to love them. Your photos outside look great!

Created By You said...

Really cute idea Diane! Thanks for sharing them!! Great way to start school :)

Kerin said...

Oh my gosh this is the cutest!! What a fabulous idea, thanks for sharing :)

Helen said...

This is clever! and, yes, they are cute!


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