Monday, September 7, 2009

KSCC#17 - Back to School

Kitchen Crew Member Makiko Jones is hosting Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #17. She has asked us to use any type of school supplies as components in our projects! She says:

Use school supplies or items to make a card or project! Or you can alter the items.

Your finished project doesn't have to be the school theme but it would be great if it is. I altered (embellished) a plastic pen case with index cards and made the matching card. You can alter a composition book, use note book paper for a background of your card, embellish pens, pencils, markers or any other thing you can dream up!

Join us in the challenge! If you use Kitchen Sink images and some kind of school supply to create your project, you will qualify to enter the drawing for the prizes being offered by Kitchen Sink Stamps! Be sure to post your project using Mr. Linky on the KSS Weblog. If you post to other online galleries be sure to use the keyword KSCC#17! Check out these fabulous prizes!!!

1st prize is one NEW Large KSS set from Sept. 25th's Anniversary Release.
2nd prize is one NEW Small KSS set from Sept. 25th's Anniversary Release.
3rd prize is one (NEW SIZE) New Mini KSS set from Sept. 25th's Anniversary Release.

As you can see, the main school supply I have used to create my pencil holder is No. 2 pencils. I emptied and washed a tomato can to use as the base for my project. I got to get out my old Design Technology tools from my teaching years and sawed off all my pencils to 4.5 inches. After placing a strip of .5 inch Scor-Tape around the top and bottom rims of the can, I laid the pencils side to side all the way around the can.

I stamped the ruler from 3 Step School Days by Kitchen Sink Stamps twice end to end on white Georgia Pacific card stock and then matted it with red and black to create the bottom band. The top of the black matting was punched with my new EK Success punch and red rhinestones added for bling. I also added the apple with dimensionals. The "To my Teacher" tag was created using Other Important People also by KSS.

The tags on the pencils were created to look like spiral notebook paper using the Sprial Punch by Stampin' Up. I drew the lines with my markers after printing the message on my computer.

The pencil sharpener was covered with red and black cardstock and stamped with Whisper White ink by Stampin' Up.

Stamps: School Days Multi Step Clear Stamps and Other Important People Clear Stamps
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: White Georgia Pacific, Real Red and Basic Black by Stampin' Up

Inks: Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, and Dimensionals

Tools: EK Success Punch, Spiral SU Punch, Scor-Tape, Bench Hook, Hack Saw

Other: No. 2 Pencils, Tomato Can

I can't wait to see what the rest of the crew has cooked up for us today!! Let's go check it out!!


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  1. You are just amazing!! How you come up with all the wonderful projects! This is so cute and love the pencil can!!

  2. Holy Cow Lynn!!!!!!!!!! Your pencil can is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! What an wonderful & creative project ..... and green to by recycling the can!!!! ;)
    Awesome job!

  3. This is unbelievable, CRAZY CUTE!! Love it...This deserves some kind of prize or something! If nothing else, have a cookie and pretend I sent it to you! :D

  4. Wow! What a wonderful project! Awesome job! Blessings to you!

  5. I love it.. Had to come over here and leave a comment to... How very cool that the pencil can is made of pencils!!! Love it!

  6. WOW Lynn this is SUPER!! I love the cut pencils around the can - what a great great idea! Everything about this project just looks so wonderful!! :)

  7. What an awesome project, Lynn! Love how you used the pencils for the pencil can.

  8. Oh my goodness, Lynn!! My jaw just dropped for your fabulous pencil can!! What a fantastic gift for teachers!! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!!

  9. How stinkin' cute is that! Awesome project Lynn - not only does it fit the challenge - it's a great "green" project!

  10. Lynn This is absolutely amazing!!! I love how you cut down the pencils and how you recycled a can as well! Just amazing!!!

  11. I so want this for my desk at school!!!! I'm practically squealing because this is such an awesome project! TFS!

  12. What a fabulous gift. Great idea.

  13. This is a great take on the challenge, nice work, wouldn't something like that be well received!!

  14. Wow!! This is fabulous Lynn! I bet tons of teacher's will get this for Christmas:) Totally awesome girl!

  15. Lynn this is awesome!!! What a fabulous project and gift for a teacher..Thanks sooo much for sharing this!! LOVE IT!

  16. WOWZERS, Lynn!! This is just amazing!! What a fabulous idea, and love how you decorated it too...lots of details that work so well together!!

  17. Oh Lynn! The moment I saw this cup my jaw dropped. What a brilliant idea, and to put your name on the can tell you're a teacher. *giggle

    I just might have to "borrow" this idea. *wink

  18. I think teachers are the most creative and innovative crafters in the world! This is genius!! I love every little detail, and to think it was created from a tomato can blows my mind! Absolutely amazing and clever!!!


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