Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back to School Backpack

I made this paper back pack a few weeks ago for the technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Although I am quite pleased with the results, I must admit it was the hardest paper crafting project I have done. It was not the directions, they were very well done, it was just me. The construction was probably a little too complicated for my totally left side brain. If you'd like to give it a try, there is a nice photograph tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. Maybe you'll find it easier to do than I did. LOL!

Anyway, onto my project. The base is constructed of white card stock of which I printed and cut out the pattern. I then covered it with designer paper from DCWV 'The Grade School Stack'. I then printed out the flaps and pockets on Yo Yo Yellow and Real Red card stack, and cut those out. The image is called 'Susie Squirrel at School' and is by Digital Stamp Oasis. If you'd like to buy this image, simply click on my Digital Stamp Oasis Blinkie in my sidebar and it will take you to the etsy store. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The sentiment is just a portion of the DCWV designer paper that I cut out. Here is what the back of the back pack looks like. The ribbon is shaped to look like the straps of an actual back pack.

And here is the side view so you can see what the front pocket looks like.

Have a great day! Amy

11 comments:

  1. This turned out so cute! The little squirrel at the desk is adorable and so perfect! Your sunflowers have given me great inspiration for a card too!

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  2. The paper and image you chose are perfect for a school theme. This is really cute! I know what you mean about left brain crafting. With those projects, precision cutting and folding is necessary to make things come out right and when I do them and it's off just a little, it drives me nuts. That's why I rarely do 3D projects.

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  3. OMG Amy this is just sooo SUPER CUTE!! YOUR DP is the perfect choice and that image...omg sooo darling...WOW this is a perfect back to school creation!! Thanks for sharing it!!! Enjoy your evening!!

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  4. I agree with the difficuly of this project. I tried to make one of these and it ended up in the trash. Great job on yours.

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  5. OH my gosh, this is ADORABLE! Love those papers!

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  6. This is great! IKWYM about left brain crafting...I use my left brain at work all day so I find that my joy is more with cards vs. 3d and scrapbooking. Never thought of it that way before. Anywho...really awesome backpack.

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  7. Just love the little backpack - it's so cute and the image is so adorable - just perfect for school! Liz

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  8. I'm sorry you had difficulty with this creation but ... WOW ... this is AMAZING!! Love EVERYTHING about it! You ROCKED this challenge!!!

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  9. What an awesome job on this challenge. Your paper choice works wonderfully and the squirrel is perfect as well. :o) Tracy

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  10. How adorable...what a great idea.

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  11. Fantastic & totally adorable...I love it Amy.
    Emma x

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