Hi Pebbles friends! It’s Wendy Sue Anderson here with you today, sharing some fun little back to school “backpacks” made with the cute Back to School collection.
Okay, they aren’t really backpacks – but they are cute little gift boxes that look like backpacks! I think they are the perfect little box for a back-to-school bash, or even a simple first-day-of-school gift.
I used my Silhouette Cameo and a Cut File available in the Silhouette Store to create the little backpack boxes.
The backpacks are all made with papers from the “Birthday Wishes” collection, which coordinate so nicely with the stickers from the “Back To School” collection!
I just love how the little straps hook on the back of the boxes, allowing the opposite side of the patterned paper to be seen too!
Here are a few tips I use for projects like this:
1. Sometimes I like to make the boxes or 3-d projects larger than the original file. When you do this, be sure to hold down the shift key while dragging the corner box – this will ensure the proportions remain the same. Otherwise your box might not fold up correctly!
2. If your cutting mat isn’t as sticky as you’d like, use washi tape on all four sides to secure your paper.
3. I always (always, always, always) use Super Sticky Red Tape on my 3-d projects. Once the tape is on there, the box (or bag, or whatever) will NOT pop open!
These boxes are just the right size to tuck in some “first day” goodies – crayons, erasers, or mini markers.
Consider adding a small bottle of hand sanitizer, or a pack of tissues!
Perhaps you’d prefer to tuck in a stack of post-it notes and a little pencil.
Maybe even a little pack of gum or mints and some cash for lunch money!
Whatever you decide to pack in your backpacks, they are sure to make the first day of school extra special!
Birthday Wishes Paper Pad – 732581
Birthday Wishes “Make A Wish” – 732553
Birthday Wishes “Surprise” – 732552
Birthday Wishes “Party Hat” – 732558
Birthday Wishes “Birthday Wish” – 732555
Back To School “Accent & Phrase Stickers 18” – 732347
Back To School “Accent & Phrase Stickers 10” – 732348
Back To School “Accent Stickers 56” – 732349
Back To School “Accent Stickers 7” – 732351
This To That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape – 61753