This is the last week my kids have of their 2019 summer vacation. Most of the schools in our area are on the same calendar.  So teachers and staff are preparing for the students’ return…getting classrooms set up, take-home folders stuffed, lessons prepared, etc.

I was an elementary teacher for 13 years, and I always feel a bit of excitement at this time of year. Oh, how I loved putting my bulletin boards back up, rearranging the desks and furniture, smelling the new text books, visiting with everyone and hearing about their summer adventures, learning the new technology and curriculum being introduced, putting the students’ names on everything, laminating, and evening sharpening pencils.

Speaking of pencils…

I received an adorable 3-D swap from Sophie Prestrelle a couple incentive trips ago…

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

…and decided I HAD to recreate it and share it with you using the colorful, new Dinoroar Designer Paper. What a great gift this would make for someone heading back to school (a student, teacher, staff member,…) or for someone who loves pencils or dinosaurs. Hahaha!

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

It takes a bit of time to make a box, but it’s not difficult. I made two similar in size to Sophie’s. And then I expanded the dimensions and made a wider third box. Below are the instructions.

Measurements for the skinnier box:

  • Lovely Lipstick (or Pretty Peacock) Cardstock
    • 8-3/4″ x 4″ scored parallel to the long side at 3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-1/4″ and at 1/4″ from the other end AND scored parallel to the short side at 3/8″, 3/4″ and at 3/8″ from the other end (see photo below)
  • Basic Black Cardstock
    • 7″ x 1-3/8″
    • 7-5/8″ x 1-3/8″ scored at 1″ from each end
    • 5/8″ x 2-5/8″
  • Dinoroar Designer Paper
    • 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip
  • Whisper White Cardstock
    • 1″ x 3″
    • 2″ x 5/16″

Products I used: See below for a complete list of products I used linked to where you can find them in my online store.

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Directions for the skinnier box:

  • Score and cut out tabs from the Lovely Lipstick (or Pretty Peacock) Cardstock as shown. Use a 1/2″ Circle Punch to make the thumb slot.
  • Assemble box using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Die-cut two pieces of Dinoroar paper with the Stitched Rectangle die (second from the largest skinny ones). Adhere the designer paper pieces to the 7″ x 1-3/8″ Basic Black Cardstock. Then adhere the 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ Basic Black. Add this to the box.
  • Stamp sentiment on 1″ x 3″, then die-cut with the Stitched Rectangle die (smallest of the skinny ones). Adhere to the 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ Basic Black.
  • Stamp numbers on 2″ x 5/16″. Draw in a hyphen with the Basic Black marker. Trim, then attach on top of the word “future” using Mini Dimensionals while at the same time attaching the leaf trinket with Glue Dots.
  • Cut down the middle of the ends just to the 1″ score lines. Punch small holes at each end – one where the cut and score line intersect and two at the ends of the score lines.

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Add a rubber band to each end: loop around one half of the end, then twist and loop around the other half.

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Insert pencils. Put pencils into the box and close the box.

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Measurements for the wider box:

  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock
    • 8-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ scored parallel to the long side at 3/8″, 3-1/4″, 3-5/8″ and at 1/4″ from the other end AND scored parallel to the short side at 3/8″, 3/4″ and at 3/8″ from the other end (see photo below)
  • Basic Black Cardstock
    • 7″ x 2-3/4″
    • 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
    • 7-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ scored at 1″ from each end
    • 5/8″ x 2-5/8″
  • Dinoroar Designer Paper
    • 3″ x 12″ strip
    • Scrap for fussy cutting a dinosaur image.
  • Whisper White Cardstock
    • 1″ x 3″
    • 2″ x 5/16″

Products I used: See below for a complete list of products I used linked to where you can find them in my online store.

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Directions for the wider box:

  • Score and cut out tabs from the Mossy Meadow Cardstock as shown. Use a 1/2″ Circle Punch to make the thumb slot.
  • Assemble box using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Die-cut three pieces of Dinoroar paper with the Stitched Shapes die (largest square). Adhere two pieces of designer paper to the 7″ x 2-3/4″ Basic Black Cardstock and one piece to the 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Basic Black Cardstock. Add the square layered piece to the middle of the other using Dimensionals and add this to the box.
  • Attach the cut out dinosaur to the square area.
  • Adhere the 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ Basic Black over the top.
  • Stamp sentiment on 1″ x 3″, then die-cut with the Stitched Rectangle die (smallest of the skinny ones). Adhere to the 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ Basic Black.
  • Stamp numbers on 2″ x 5/16″. Draw in a hyphen with the Basic Black marker. Trim, then attach on top of the word “future” using Mini Dimensionals.
  • Attach the leaf trinkets with Glue Dots.
  • Cut down the middle of the ends just to the 1″ score lines. Cut down the middle of those two sections. Punch small holes at each end – three where the cut and score lines intersect and two at the ends of the score lines.
  • Add a rubber band to each end: loop around half of one of the halves of each end, then twist and loop around the other half.
  • Insert pencils. Put pencils into the box and close the box.

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

School is starting soon! Send them back with a fun and festive box of pencils. I decorated mine with the Dinoroar Designer paper, images from the Royal Peacock and the Make A Difference stamp sets, and some Leaves Trinkets. Click here for directions, measurements, tips, and a list of products I used linked to my online store. #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

To all of you starting off the new 2019-20 school year, best wishes and enjoy!!

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Product List

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  • rubber bands (I bought mine at Walmart, but I can’t find an online link for them)
  • Crop-o-dile or similar hole punch (you could also pierce the holes)

 

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