Well as you know its ALMOST time for the kidlets to go Back to School! 

Many may already be back to the hustle and bustle of getting the kids up early, snacks packed, lunches made (or in my case $ for lunch sent :D) dressed and off to the bus they go! Then after a full day, have it be followed by all the after school activities that come with fall like Girl Scouts, Ballet, Soccer……. whatever it may be. I know my kids are very active as they get older.

Anywho, that all being said, this weekend kicks off our NEWEST! My Timeless Template © Challenge!

Seeing how we are all getting back to school………


If you get to play along link your creation HERE!

Next week I will highlight my top 5 😀

Thanks to Pam for having such a FAB idea for our theme this month!


You can use ANY My Timeless Template ©,

Challenge is to create some sort of Back to School themed gift!

That is it 😀

Let me tell you I personally had a BLAST with this one ;D

My idea came when I got the Back to School letter, that alerted me what supplies each of my children needed for their grade.

When I saw the list-Pencil Box was first in line, then directly under it Crayons, I had my Epiphany!

Drum-roll please…………………………..


Tah Dah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Captured Card Case © becomes Amber’s Crayon Supply Box!

Now picture making these for all your children or WITH your class!!! FUN! FUN! Even as a party favor box for a toddler’s birthday! I know I made Alexa a Crayola Crayon Box cake for one of her parties! —> Click here to view cake<— Trust me when I tell you my paper-crafting skills FAR out match my CAKE decorating skills! LOL!!

My 5 year old, Amber is entering Kindergarten, and needed a pencil box full of supplies. I immediately KNEW that the Captured Card Case © template would make the PERFECT personalized supply box for her cubby!


My inspiration was OBVIOUSLY from the Crayola Box of crayons.

I had also found these SUPER cute Crayon Lunch Box Note Cards (at Michael’s – you get 10 with envelopes for ONLY $1!) which were PERFECT for this project idea! I do have a crayon Sizzix Die, and prior to this find, planned on die cutting my own Crayola Crayons, but this was BEYOND perfect! Plus it made this easy peasy!


So, I printed my templatebase onto New Leaf cardstock. Then cut, scored and assembled as directed .

I then printed my templatelid onto Lemon Tart cardstock. Cut and scored as directed.

Prior to assembling I used my Coluzzle to create the 1/2 circle opening- Like the open box of Crayons.

I then adhered the crayon note cards to the INSIDE lid of the template, making sure they’d pop out a bit!


cardstock-by first cutting a rectangle 1 1/2 X 3 1/2

I then just cut that rectangle corner to corner to get both of my 1/2 triangles! I noticed that the lined image from Background Basics: Retro was perfect for the lines that are on the crayon box. Amber requested GLITTER somewhere, so I used my handy dandy 1/2 inch Scor-Tape © (which is my tape of choice that I use on ALL my templates :D), then sprinkled on some Glitter!

I personalized Amber’s name using the Fresh Alphabet. It was totally perfect!

Amber FREAKED when she saw this! Boy did that make me so happy

The Captured Card Case © holds all her supplies


Don’t they look so cute in there?

We have a box of crayons, glue stick, scissors, folding ruler, note pad, pencil sharpener, eraser, and pencils-with room to spare.

Now, because the “crayons” are little note-cards,  (I adhered them closed) they are dual sides, even the INSIDE looks cute D

Now this is fun and functional, and better yet it cost only 0.66 CENTS to make!!!!!

 (that is because each sheet of cardstock is 0.18 cents-then the crayon notes are 0.10 cents each)


This could be cute to make for the Teacher’s desk too!!!!!!!! Can’t forget the teachers 😀

This project only took about 40 minutes to make-and I think the 2nd would be much faster. I had NO idea HOW I was going to make the crayon box work, but now that you have my version yours could really go quick!

Now it is YOUR turn to give the challenge a whirl! Maybe it will be a EARLY push to start teacher gifts for the holidays too 😀

Be sure to see what ideas the Design team has created too, using the templates! They really work hard each week!

  • Alicia
  • Dana G
  • Jennifer
  • Kristen
  • Lisa
  • MacKenzie
  • Maria
  • Odette
  • Pam
  • Tamara Harder
  • Tracey Cuccia
  • Now I’d like to share the TOP 5 picks from Last Weeks Color Challenge!

    (I”ll be posting MY color challenge tomorrow-with my top 5 from the week before that I missed)


    Please check out their creations by clicking the links on their names 😀






    They all did a great job!
    I can’t wait to see what you all do with this weeks challenge!

    I hope you enjoy it.