Thursday, August 25

Back to School ... dedicated to Holly!

I can't believe Summer is nearly over.. and so many kids have already started back to school... and I told you Holly got a teaching job at Lake Elementary in Vista School District as one of their First Grade Teachers!!!  They actually started last week. It's very exciting and we're super uber proud of her... and wow... realize now how much work it is to start up with a new classroom....  hours and hours these teachers put in... even before the kids even step into the classroom!

So I found this darling "Teacher Appreciation" Candy holder from Linda Fisher and wanted to share it with all of you... and especially dedicated to Holly!


Please keep in mind that you can also make this worm any size you like just by increasing or decreasing your size in punches.  You can make him longer by increasing the number of punched circles.  You can make it your own by best suiting your needs.



After gluing one on top of the other, you’ll glue these on the very top of the small oval (head).


First using your Word Window punch, punch one, then put it back into the punch from the side and punch again.  Result will be the small piece on the bottom of the picture.  You will need to cut three of these.  One in blue, yellow and green.  No particular length.


Mount each piece onto a piece of scrap paper.  Any excess paper will have to be trimmed off.

The apple (MS punch) was punched in red, punching again with a small piece of Old Olive card stock. Glue this green piece over top the same portion of the red piece giving the leaf more dimension.  The apple was mounted on the top book off to the side with a dimensional.


The TomBow Multipurpose glue is a must for any project of this size.  It is the best!!  If you don’t have it…you need to get it, you won’t be sorry.


You can get these raised sheets (12x12) at a local craft store to use for the chalkboard.  Use Stampin Ups sanding blocks to sand the raised letters and numbers to give the chalk appearance.  Each piece is cut 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” and placed on top of the easel.


Cut a strip of paper 3” X 9” scoring at 3/4”, 5” and 5 1/4”.


Then fold.  Mark where your holes will be, place the candy bar in between the card stock and punch your marked holes.  Run ribbon through. Attach your Worm artwork to the front and give to your favorite teacher to encourage them and thank them for all they do for our kids!!!


Who thought we'd ever be inspired by a worm?????

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