This month was my turn to pick a template and I have been wanting to try this adorable little backpack template at SplitCoast Stampers - you can find the template HERE. Now this wasn't one of the easiest items I have ever made, but really it did go together pretty well, and I have to say I was so in love with how it came out.
I started with two sheets of paper, one the solid green card stock from Bazzil and then the second is a cute green and white gingham paper from American Crafts.
I followed the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers and put together all the pieces - with the template also provided. I used a white gel pen to stitch around the flaps on the backpack. And found the little Making Memory Mini Button brads that were just perfect to hold everything closed.
Micheal's ribbon is used for the handle of the "bag" at the top and the "shoulder straps"... LOL...
Now common really wasn't it too cute for words? And then was decorated even mor! I used the new Stampavie Helz Cuppleditch image "Ruffles Birdwatching" colored with my Copics and then cut apart and added to the front of the bag. Oh it was all so perfect!!!
So are you wondering why all the past tense? Well we all love little Libbie don't we.... Yes.. my adorable little puppy Libbie with help from her "sister" the cat Gato... it got knocked off of my desk onto the floor - from there it was fair game for Libbie, and she is teething and into shredding things ... this little backpack is now sitting on the corner of my desk in oh.. 10-12 pieces. I hated to even throw it away, I was so proud of how it came out.. OH well I scolded Libbie and shamed her all night... but in the end she wiggled her fuzzy little rear end, held her ears back... batted those ice blue eyes at me and well.. I forgave her :0)
Now it is time for me to run over and check out my Buddy JayJay's backpack!!! Can't wait to see hers! I hope you might try this template as well.. it really is fun to make, and just adorable! I found another piece of this paper in my stash... I may just recreate this one!
Hugs and have a great Sunday!