Hi Simple Stories friends! It's Kellie here today, and I am having tons of fun playing with the new SN@P line. I am in love with all the bright fun colors and my favorite piece of the collection (if I had to choose just one favorite) would be the stickers. And SN@P is now available! Well I could talk all day about SN@P... but onto the project.
I know it's a little early for teacher gifts, but the project today goes along with another project I have planned at the end of the month. During the day I have the privilege of working at a elementary school and everyday I get to work with a lot of amazing teachers. I am always on the look out for cute gifts to give my kid's teachers at the end of the year, and here is what I came up with..
It is actually a 3D apple. I made the stand out of a wooden circle plaque with a dowel attached to the center of the plaque. The apple slides over top of the dowel so the apple album can spin around. I painted the stand dark brown and covered the dowel with Brown Mini Dot paper and added a sticker at the bottom from the Sn@p Life sticker sheet. I tied it together with some jute twine to hold the pages back and added a Sn@p pocket to hold a note or a gift card.
Once you untie the twine it opens up into a little 3D apple album. I used a svg file to cut out the apple, but you could certainly make your own pattern to cut the pieces out. I cut out 14 large apples (7 3/4 x 7 3/4) and 14 small apples (6 3/4 x 6 3/4). For the large apples I used Red Dot, Red Mini Dot, Green Dot, and Green Mini Dot paper. The little apples were cut from the Sn@p Life 6x6 Pad.
After you cut all your apple pieces out you need to score the apples down the center and fold them in half. I distressed the edges of the large apples and inked the edges of the small apples.
Next is the core of the apple, this is what holds the album together. I used 3 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 Kraft cardstock (you can use any type of cardstock). I cut the cardstock into 14 strips 2 inches wide, and I scored them down the center.
The strips need to be folded in half
Then you take the strips and glue them together back to back. I just start stacking them on top of each other gluing them one at a time. I really like to glue them good, because this is what holds it together.
After your core is all glued together, you can start adding the apple pages. Basically it is just a repeat of what you did with the strips, but you are gluing the apple pages back to back and to the core strips. Once I have all the large apples glued in, I like to add the small apple pages.
Next is the fun part... decorating the pages! The Sn@p 6x6 pads work really great for this project. The little cards fit perfectly in this album. To show you a few example pages I used some of my kids school photos, the small wallet photos work great.
There is enough room where each child could write a sweet message to their teacher.
I hope you enjoyed the project today, and now you need to go and get some SN@P!
Simple Stories Products used:
SN@P! Pockets-Just the basics #4013
SN@P! Stickers-Labels #4019
SN@P! Stickers-Icons #4018
SN@P! Pockets- Just the basics #4013
SN@P! Life Basics 6x6 pad #2823
SN@P! Life 6x6 pad #2801
SN@P! Color Vibe
Red Dot #2828
Red Mini Dot #2829
Green Dot #2832
Green Mini Dot #2833