Friday, June 1, 2012

School's Out for the Summer Blog Hop, June 2 and 3

Welcome to the "School's Out for Summer" blog hop, hosted by Tina!

Since I don't have any kids left in school, I didn't think I'd be able to think of any projects suitable for this theme. Well, I thunk wrong!  I couldn't stop thinking of projects....

So for today, let me show you this adorable paper school bus 3-D project. With a solid box bottom and a tied rear door opening, this box could be used to hold a gift card or candies.  The finished bus stands 3.25" high, by 5.25" long, and 1.75" wide.  
I purchased ($3.95) the template and tutorial for this project from Lorri at "Confessions of a Stamping Addict."  It was very easy to follow, and to add your own touches.

My changes: Lorri used a "thank you" stamp at the side of her school bus for the greeting ... I simply typed my sentiment on my computer and printed it on the yellow cardstock.  I also added the front "destination" flag with the sentiment "See you in September!"  I didn't have the embossing folder Lorri recommends for the front grill, so I simply wove some silver papers together to make the grill.

Summertime for my Grandbaby, Charlotte
I hope you enjoy this project ... and the "School's Out for Summer" Blog Hop.  Please stop back tomorrow to see another fun and unusual project from CardMonkey.

Now it's time to move on to the other Hop Stops.  Your next stop is JAMIE.  And in case you get lost along the way, here are links to all of the stops:

Katina ~
Lissa Marie ~
Ellen ~ (You're here!) ~
Jamie ~
Robin ~
Jearise ~
Cicily ~
Jessi ~
Anna ~

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


lorby said...

As usual a creative and cute project. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve tomorrow. : )

Babe O'Mara said...

Love this little school bus. What a great idea. TFS


Anonymous said...

You amaze me. Thank you so much Ellen! I love it!

Anonymous said...

That's a cute idea Ellen, would be a cute last day party favor at school.

rlovew said...

Adorable project- what an lovely bus!

Pink Dalmatians said...

What a cute bus Ellen. would be an adorable teacher appreciation gift!

melllisssa said...

That school bus is so stinkin' cute :) I don't know what else to day because it's left me in complete awe.. Lol.

Thanks so much for sharing!
misshoanggg (at)

Robin said...

Wow, I would not have thought of something like that! Great project.


Maria said...

Super cute project! TFS

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

Liz said...

wow what a great project and it turned out perfect!

Unknown said...

I love this little bus. its super cute