Creative Circle Backpack Blog Hop

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Today, the Creative Circle design team is featuring another of Liz’s fabulous 3D patterns – this time it’s a backpack.  So appropriate as all the kids in my neighborhood have just gone back to school!  Here’s my 9-5-15a

I’m a complete Vera Bradley freak.  In fact, I have two of their backpacks.  I just love all their floral patterns and the English Garden designer series paper pack really reminds me of Vera Bradley fabric.  I thought it was a good fit for my backpack ensemble.

Liz’s pattern has the flap and buckle on the front.  However, while working with it, I thought it would look nice with a pocket on the front, so I created a small gift card envelope using the Envelope Punch Board and attached it to my backpack.  Wouldn’t this make a nice teacher’s gift?  A Starbucks card in the pocket and some mini note cards with envelopes inside – what teacher wouldn’t like that?  Another thing the front pocket could hold would be some postage stamps – convenient to mail out the cards inside, eh? 9-5-15cIf this looks like a lot of work to put together, let me tell you, it was a snap!  Liz’s pattern comes in both .pdf so you can hand cut it, and .svg to be used on an e-cutter.  There’s also a video tutorial showing you exactly how all the pieces are assembled.  Easy!

Would you like to win a copy of the pattern? Leave me a comment and tell me about one of your favorite memories of being in school.  On Sept 20th, I will pick a winner at random and Liz will send you a link for your free copy!

Can’t wait until then?  Go ahead and order yours today.  The pattern with video is just $3.99 and can be found here

Go ahead – you know you want to!! 9-5-15b

Ok, off you go now to see how Sandy decorated her backpack.  Thank you so much for hopping with us today!  I hope you have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.





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  1. Marlene says:

    Sweet sweet bag! Loved being able to do special things for my teachers whether it be bringing them flowers,having them to our house for lunch, or planning a classroom surprise party : )

  2. Eileen McClean says:

    Sorry I forgot to add that I love your backpack colors and paper used!!, thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. Eileen McClean says:

    In Northern Ireland my fist year teacher was Miss McKeever. I swallowed a fish bone and it hurt my throat. She sat me on a hig windowsill to look down on the world while sucking on a candy. I came to Canada almost 40 years ago but would visit her every year until she died two years ago as she was such a wonderful teacher and inspired me to be a teacher!

  4. Diane Bizzell says:

    Love the backpack. My favorite school memories are of shopping for school supplies. Those Big Chief notebooks and brand new pencils just made the start of a new school year all that more exciting for me. I still love new supplies but have graduated to cardstock, DSP and new in-colors.

  5. Patty Stanley says:

    Amazing how just changing the colors you give the back pack a totally different look and feel!

    Favorite memory was when we got to go to a new school and everything was fresh and new

  6. Lyn C says:

    I love the colors on this one! Non seasonal and great for a gift.

  7. Darling projects! Imagine how happy someone will be to receive such goodness!

  8. Sandy Mott says:

    Just beautiful Barb!

  9. Sue G says:

    Love the backpack. As far as my favorite memories from high school it would be my time in band.

  10. BeverlyBL says:

    Thanks for sharing your cute gift set. Vera would be proud.

    I’m not real good in the memory department, seems to be a gene my family is missing. But I still have some good friends from elementary and high school and they remind me of the fun times.

  11. Sue says:

    You used my favorite paper on these projects, just love them. Thanks for the inspiration

  12. Liz Holloway says:

    Love it! A totally Vera Bradley bag!

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