Hey there! Melissa here for today’s Sizzix Inspiration with a quick end of the school year Summer Teacher Gift! Show your thanks to your favorite teachers with a sweet little goodie bag to send them right into summer vacation relaxation mode. With a few Sizzix dies and some fun paper straws, your kid's teachers will be sitting poolside in style.
I first made the main treat bags using the Sizzix Bag Classroom Series Die. To create the sandwich, I layered a Extended Cutting Pad, the Sizzix Ellison Bag Die, the red paper, and then the Extended Crease Pad on top. I repeated this once more to create the back and bottom panel of the bag, as well as the apple embellishment. What I love about the Sizzix Ellison Bag Die is that it not only comes with the template to make the bag, but it also includes a apple and flower die!
Once assembled, I then cut out a rectangle using white cardstock and attached it to the front panel. I then used a scissors to cut out a triangle using purple cardstock. Before adhering on the triangle, I used the Sizzix Eileen Hull Polka Dots Embossing Folder to add some texture. When using embossing folders in the Sizzix Big Shot machine, open up your Multipurpose Platform to tab 1 and lay down one Standard Cutting Pad. Lay your material inside of the embossing folder and close it. Place this on top of the first cutting pad and then place a second Standard Cutting Pad on top. Roll this sandwich through your Big Shot. Once embossed, I then attached it to the front panel overtop the white, followed by the red apple.
To finish things off, I filled the bag with some fun paper straws and lemonade packets to give the teachers something sweet to sip on during their time off. And for some added fun, toss in some extra die cut apples for them to use as straw toppers or attach them to a few straws yourself!
Other Supplies Used:
- Red, Purple, and White Cardstock
- Paper Straws from Sweets & Treats Boutique
- Lemonade Packets