Creation Station Goes Back to School

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Welcome! It’s time for another Creation Station creative tour.  This week we’re headed back to school and I almost missed the bus!  For those of you who follow my blog, you know I’ve been wrapped up in band camp the last couple of weeks.  I had completely lost track of the dates and yesterday I thought August 17th was still a week away.  Yikes!  Well, the good news is I created two blog posts for today.  One for Creation Station and another below this one for #stampingsunday.

Once I realized my date error, I got busy yesterday afternoon and created a couple of back to school themed items.  Maybe it’s good that I lost track of time.  Everyone dealing with back to school is short on time.  So, these projects will be perfect for your time crunch.

Some of back to school for us is about tradition.  Years ago, we were introduced to a book for the first day of school.

The Kissing Hand






I won’t tell you how many years we’ve been reading this lovely book on the first morning of school.  But, it’s still something we do.

And as I thought about back to school and our book tradition, I remembered a tradition from my childhood.





Curvey Keepsake Apple from




When I was in school, we took a real apple to the teacher on the first day of school. Looking at the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit ( #135853 )from the Holiday Catalog, I thought it would make a perfect apple for the teacher.  I cut it from Real Red cardstock and added two Garden Green leaves cut with the Flower Fair framelits.  It’s the perfect size for a few small treats.



From there, I started thinking about all of the items that are requested at the beginning of each year.


My Digital Studio Hand Sanitizer Wrap from




Hand sanitizer is a classroom must.  I thought, “Why send it in plain?”

So, I created a wrap for the bottle by overlapping 2 banner punches in My Digital Studio, adding a Crushed Curry mat and layering them with the fonts of my choice.  An 81/2″ strip was just right to wrap the bottle.  I printed it out and trimmed the excess Whisper White cardstock.  Behind the wrap, I’ve added a Tea Lace Doily that I’ve stamped with the large ray image from Kinda Eclectic.  It was inked with Crushed Curry.  To attach everything to the bottle: Fast Fuse does a dynamite job of holding it all together.


Kinda Eclectic Teacher or Backpack Notes from





Finally, I created a stack of 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ notes using images from Kinda Eclectic.  I masked off the bottom 3/4 of each note and stamped my collage.  I’m sure any teacher would love to receive a stack of these.  They’re perfect for writing a quick note to a parent, student or colleague.  Or, make them for yourself and use them to tuck into lunchboxes and backpacks.  Either way it’s a win!

After this round of creativity, I think I could be about ready for school.  Well, after one last week of band camp.

Thanks for stopping by for Creation Station.  Now it’s time to move back to Teneale or forward to Jennifer.  Either way, I’m sure you’ll love what they have for you.

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  • Reply
    Kathy Kartak
    August 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    The apple for the teacher is so cute! Great idea to give teachers notecards. They always need them!!

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    Jenn Frost
    August 17, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Love your little notecards Sara. Such a clever idea to have some of these on hand

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    Jen Arkfeld
    August 17, 2014 at 7:21 am

    That apple is clever! Super cute and I love your notecards!

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