Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Inspired by Project: Back to School Gift by Shellye

It's back-to-school time and that means it's time to make some fun teacher gifts...we're taking this one-step further than the standard apple :)  This idea was inspired by a previous project created by Ro Philippsen:

I'm covering a standard 10 oz. bottle of lotion, but you can adapt the tag to the size that will fit your bottle.
  1. For the base piece, cut your paper to 3.75"W X 5.75"H. Corner round the two bottom edges.
  2. Cut the inner mat paper (shown as yellow) to 2.75"W X 4.75"H.  Corner round the two bottom edges; center and adhere to base paper.
  3. Place the paper onto a score board.  From the top of your paper: score at 1/2" and 1.75" marks. 
  4. Place a 1.5" circle die (or paper punch) approximately 1/4" from the top center of the paper and cut. 
  5. Fold paper along the score lines and you now have your bottle tag!

 I free-handed an apple motif onto the red dot Kraft In Color paper, but you may certainly use a template or digital cutting file.  My apple measures approximately 2.5"W X 2.75"H.  I sanded around the edge of the apple and added enamel dots for dimension.  The stem is actually a portion of a tree sticker found in the Happy Harvest Collection!  The leaves were trimmed from a Doodle Pop sticker.

Doodlebug Design has all sorts of tag stickers to choose from if you'd like to add that to your apple's front.  The Teensy Type alphabet stickers are a great size for adding a sentiment to smaller projects like this!

The opening slides right over the bottle top and hangs nicely.  I added a couple of small, low dimension glue dots to the back flap of the tag to secure it in place.

Keep this idea in mind for your upcoming Christmas gifts too!  


  1. How cute is this!!! Love your "scraplift"!!!!

  2. i love the "have a smooth year" sentiment! Great idea for a teacher!

  3. I love everything about this, great job on the lift. Awesome original project too. Hugs.

  4. Such a darling idea! Love your little sprinkle polka-dots! :)

  5. FUN & FABULOUS Shellye!!!
    LOVE your inspiration and LOVE your CHEERY version, the sentiment, colors and layers make me feel so HAPPY just looking at it, so the teacher will be thrilled :)

  6. Love love love these projects! Shellye, your back-to-school caught my eye on Facebook and I had to pop over here to say FABULOUS, girlfriend!!!

  7. WOW.. loving all the bright inspiration!! ♥


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