It's Ian here from A Newbie Crafter. For those of you who don't know, I am an Area Coordinator at a small college. An Area Coordinator is a Residence Hall Director - just a different name to it. So I work in Residence Life. Through this, I oversee Resident Assistants throughout the year.
This semester I have chosen to do a camping theme which includes doortags for their residence hall room door, the semesterly programming board banner and a small gift that they will receive when they move in for training.
For the gift, I decided to give them a snack to keep their energy up as the days can get quite long during training. What screams camping more than s'mores? I saw this idea somewhere a couple months ago and thought - YEP! I'm going to do this for my RAs! So here I sat, in my craft room, with the NEW Artiste cartridge. I cut the box on page 37 of the handbook. I used 12"x12" paper from The Green Stack by Die Cuts With a View. I cut the box at 5.5" (which is as high as it will go with 12"x12" cardstock).
I then used wood grain paper from the same stack and grabbed my Tiny Typewriter Alphabet (D1222) and Giggle Lowercase (D1137) and stamped "s'more kit". To take it even further, I grabbed the Happy Camper stamp set (C1457). I stamped the camp fire and raccoon on white cardstock, and colored them with Close To My Heart's Watercolor Pencils (3505 - currently out of stock until late September) to color them in. I cut the images out and adhered them to the s'more kit layer. I then used pop dots to adhere it to the front of the box. Due to the way the box folds, some of the images or words were upside down so I adhered that layer on the side that was upside down.
Inside the boxes I am putting a mixture of Golden Grahams, chocolate chips, and marshmallows, hence...the kit. :) I will also give them a Kool Aid bottle to wash it all down "campin' style". :)
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