Back to School Backpacks!

Hi – Happy Friday!  Kids started school here on Wednesday and get to ease into things with a 3 day week followed by a long weekend – no sense rushing into things!  Here are two mini backpacks I made for the lovely secretaries at my son’s elementary school.  I filled them with candies and a large paperclip bookmark that matched the scallop circle on the front of each one.  The first one is Real Red and Basic Black.  newly imported 837 I used a retired wheel that goes with Crayon Kids for the main background and then some striped DSP in black and grey from a Halloween pack.  The front flap is held closed with a velcro dot.  The top strap and the back straps (which you can’t see…) are black grosgrain ribbon.  The apple is from the Tart and Tangy stamp set.  The whole thing is about 5 inches tall!  newly imported 839I closed that small pouch in the front but you could leave it open and fit something cute and tiny in there.   The second one is  Old Olive  with the Summer Picnic DSP.  Also retired – can you tell I’m trying to use up some old things!!  More room for new things :0) that way!  For this one I used white twill for the handle and straps.  Same apple stamp.  One has a definite “school” look to it and the other is a bit “fresh” looking.  I love them both!  Hope you like them too!  Thanks for stopping by -  kirstin

newly imported 840