Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sketch

I used this week's sketch to make a graduation card for one of my first students. My first class graduated this week!
And, a gift for the grad:
 
It contains M&Ms, Snickers, microwave popcorn, Ramen, applesauce, easy mac, animal crackers, apple juice, granola bars, raisins, chocolate covered pretzels, and disposable flatware.  I think I forgot a couple of items, too, since I packed it up a week ago.  I bought the groceries largely at Dollar Tree  and spent about $20-25 including the container.  The smaller packages at DT seemed like a good idea for a college girl and allowed me to offer more variety in one compact container. 

I was inspired by the exam week care packages that parents could order through the Women's League at my college.  Mom only ordered me one once (the rest of the time she made me a specialized one with my favorites), but I remember being impressed by the variety of snacks included.  They filled a plastic shoe box with individual serving sizes of about 20 snacks. 

14 comments:

  1. Oh, that's perfect! I'm guessing the school colors are blue and white? I'm going to have to remember that for grad cards. It's so clean and simple, but elegant at the same time. And, thinking about it, it would be perfect for New Years cards! TFS!

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  2. That is a fabulous graduation card! I love the gift idea, too!

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  3. Clean, simple, elegant. Love everything about this beauty!

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  4. What a take on this sketch! What good way to use this for other occasions.

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  5. What a cute card and gift. The ramen really brings back some memories. =)

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  6. This sketch is perfect for a graduation card!!! CASEing this one!!

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  7. Your card is striking! So clean. Perfect for graduation! CASING (pinning so I don't forget!) Love the care package too. I agree, I think they would like variety over quantity of same thing. Congrats on first grad! :) Tamara

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  8. What a great idea for a graduation card!! Awesome.

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  9. Oh, that's a great graduation card! That care package is a wonderful idea. I still have some gifts to give for this year's graduates and I might try this. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Kathryn,

    The only thing I love more than your interpretation of the sketch is that adorable gift.

    Your students are pretty lucky to have such a dedicated teacher. :)

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  11. Great idea to use this sketch as a grad card!

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  12. Perfect use of the sketch for a grad card.

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  13. Love the CAS look to this graduation card! And what a fantastic gift to go with it! I wish someone had done that for me when I was headed off to school.

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  14. Great card and a super fun idea on the 'emergency dorm rations'. Love that!

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