I LoVe 3d items...sooooo fun!!!
I also linked this to the Allsorts Challenge Blog and the Wee Memories Challenge since they had a BaCk to ScHOoL challenge as well.... :)
I used the new Papertrey favor die which Nicole Heady used for Halloweenie goodies...I'm sure I'll have to try that too!!...but a spider isn't very back to school...at least I hope NOT!!!
So, I turned it into an apple! I cut one of the dies from paper and just trimmed it down a little to use as a template for the apple center, then traced it onto felt and cut it out. I still used the felt like Nicole Heady did on her blog but I cut off the handles that were on the front and back and added a ribbon handle to the middle instead...The apple stem and leaf fit better that way. i just free hand stitched the seeds on. Next time I would use small pieces of brown felt instead.
A gift card fits inside perfectly...I should have made a cute envelope to hold the gift card, but I was so excited to post this that I didn't wait :)
I used a glue gun to assemble and I did learn a few other things for next time...I would use a paper layer too, adhering the felt to the paper. The box portion (where the gc sits) is just a little too free form, not very crisp because you can't really get a clean fold on the felt...I think if you glued paper to paper on that section and basically just made a felt shell, it would look cleaner...it would also hide all the stitching on the back of the apple. I'm definitely trying it again that way!
Thanks for looking and have a GrEaT week!!