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Friday, June 3, 2011

Kindergarten "Diploma" Treats - See you in 1st grade!

My 6 year old daughter Mya Alexis is graduating from Kindergarten on Saturday and I made these "diploma" treats for all her classmates - luckily there was only 11 of them in the class so these did not take me that long to mass produce ;). 

Besides the ribbon that wrapped around the box and the tag, I'd pretty much kept the front simple and used plain white cardstock to mimick a diploma.  But if you flip on the back, the box says "See you in 1st Grade!"  That sentiment was computer generated on an 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock using the Curlz MT font on MS Word, at 72 pt, in blue ink and in landscape orientation.  It took a little bit of planning on my part to make sure it prints where I wanted it in the box.  I first cut a "dummy" cut of the pillow box I wanted to use (in blue) then used the negative portion of the cardstock to see where the sentiment would best be centered. I left a bit more spaces between "See" and "you" and "1st" and "Grade" as those were the spots where the ribbon would hit when I wrap it around the pillow box.

Here are a few pics to show what I'm talking about.

BTW I used the pillow box in the Wrap It Up cart but hid the score cuts and the image of the diploma in the final cut.  I made it as big and wide as it would fit an 8 1/2 x 11 page cardstock, allowing for the treats I intended to stuff the pillow box with.  

I used the "positive" dummy image (blue) as my guide to score for the flaps.  I first cut off the flaps in my positive dummy image then used that as guide to score the inside of the white pillow boxes (the side without the printed sentiment).

with the flaps cut off

scoring was easy this way without the annoying score cuts

creased at score marks

I used the coordinating tag from the Wrap It Up cart, cut at 3.5 inches.  The top layer is embossed with D'vine Swirls CB folder.  Here's a pic of what I stuffed the pillow boxes with (actually I was able to get in some Pixie Sticks in there too).

And there you go!  Hope the kids like the presentation as much as the inside treats (LOL) - but I doubt it!  It's ok though cause I enjoyed making these.

Once again, thanks for looking! 


Colleen said...

This is such a fun idea! I bet the children will love it!

Linda Kaiser said...

Love it! Super cute. One quick question, did you use CCR or your Gypsy to remove the score lines? Turned out great!!

Enfys said...

These are fantastic Melody. One of the many things I love about the USA is the way you embrace all these rites of passage - In the UK you graduate from university (if you get there) and that's it! I am sure the children will love these
big hugs

Melody said...

Thanks for the nice comments, ladies!

@ Linda: Hehehe! Got my invite to the craftroom early March, logged in once and never came back LOL! Not surprising though since I really hardly used my DS - my SCAL I did use a lot but it has been over 6 months yikes! I used my trusted G to remove the score lines.

girlia said...

How did I miss this. This is an awesome project. I always mess up when it comes to cutting out words with the image with my cricut.

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WifeandMotherof3boys said...

I love these how cute are they!!! Bet the kids loved them!! Great blog I'm loving going through it and Congrats on your blog award :)