Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I've got a little gifty project to share with you.  I love everything about fall... especially school supplies.  Although the boys aren't anywhere near school-age yet, I've been so inspired by seeing all the back to school projects in blogland lately.  When I was scrolling through emails I came across Kelleigh Ratzlaff's pencil boxes templates and had to download one and give it a try.

I thought pairing it with the Teachers Count set would make the perfect little back to school present for a teacher, so that was my inspiration.  Kelleigh's template set has cutting files, but since I still have yet to clear a space for my cutter on my desk, I just printed the PDF template out and used that on Smoky Slate for the base of the pouch.  I added a 1.75 x 7.75" strip of designer paper down the front of the pouch for accent, then used a coordinating paper for the pouch band.  My tag uses the Tiny Sweet Scallop Die Set and I stamped the sentiment from Teachers Count onto a flag from the Flag It Die Set.  The apple is stamped onto the coordinating Apples Die Set and then I paper pieced the leaf and apple in coordinating papers.  Some black scrapper's floss ties the tag on and I accented the bow with a red rhinestone.  The finished pouch holds 4 pencils.  The whole project took under 30 minutes, and most of that was deciding which papers to use! {grin}

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Teachers Count  (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Report Card (October Afternoon), Smoky Slate (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Apples Die Set, Flag It Die Set, Tiny Sweet Scallop Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), scrapper's floss (Karen Foster), rhinestone, Pencil Boxes Template Set and Cutting Files (Kelleigh Ratzlaff)


  1. How fun! The boys teachers are going to love you someday. You'll have a stockpile of teacher's gifts just waiting for them!! :)

  2. So cute. Love this idea and the colors are perfect.

  3. I just adore this, Julee! I've used every single stamp in that set now! It's been deeply loved! Such a fun gift for any teacher or school worker :) ox

  4. Meep!! Love that polka dotted apple :) This is such a great set - have a few cards to make using it and can't wait!

  5. This is soooo cute. I would love to receive one of these from a student. TFS.

  6. This is absolutely adorable, as usual!! Love it, Julee!


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