Supplies for “An Apple for the Teacher” Bag
- Really Red, Classic Yellow, Cobalt Cascata Cardstock – DiscountCardstock.com (note, papers used are on sale this month!)
- Template - Miss Karen’s Back to School Bags – SVGCuts.com (check out Lori’s blog as there is a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait)
- Other – School Buttons (ButtonsGalore.com), Build Your Own Bling (Want2Scrap.com), Twine (The Twinery), Ink (Close To My Heart), Adhesive (Art Glitter Designer Glue, Adtech Hot Glue, Dimensional Foam Tape -3M)
- Font – Sketch Font – new from Lori Whitlock – available in the Silhouette Online Store
I have a Mac and I’m cutting on a Silhouette Cameo.
I used 8.5 x 11 cardstock, so I resized all the svg files to 95% using the Object > Transform > Scale options. I created a smaller red apple to “mat” on the bag using the Object > Offset > Internal Offset options. I did the same with the leaf. On the background piece of the leaf, I removed the opening.
On the tag, I cut it first, at the resized size and left the mat in the machine. I swapped the Silhouette white pen for the blade. I created faux stitching by using the Object > Offset > Internal Offset options and then changing the lines by using the Object > Style > Line Style options and changing the solid line to the perforated line. I added the Sketch Font (this downloads to your alphabets, so you just select it an type – size as desired to fit the space). Before sending it to the machine, I removed the solid tag then “sketched” the outline and the words.
I inked most of my pieces and then assembled the bag and the worm with Art Glitter Designer glue. This glue dries fast and completely clear. I love using it. The top layer of the apple and the worm are mounted using dimensional foam tape. I finished the project off with some Build Your Own bling from Want2Scrap and buttons. For the bookworm’s eyes, I used some pearls from some scrap pieces of Want2Scrap® Nestabling Pennants that I colored black.
I filled the bag with some of my favorite peppermint flavored butter mints. Nom Nom.
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