Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Hello all. I am here with two projects I made using the collapsible bus card from the JGW Back 2 School file from SVG Attic

A few years back, I created the bus box from the SDS Gearing Up 4 School file for my son's driver at that time. I filled it with all sorts of little goodies that I think a driver needs. Like ear plugs and Advil. 

Last week was bus driver appreciation week for my son's school. He has had the same driver's for two years and I always like to do something special for them. Remembering the bus box I did a few years ago, gave me the inspiration to do this bus bucket set for their gifts!

 I decided to go with an all things yellow theme for their gift buckets. Why? Because we DEFINITELY could use some sunshine in these parts! Plus it matches the bus's so why not. 
 Each gift bucket has a chapstick, gum, two kinds of candies, a plant to grow, and a little duck.
 Each bus is the same with the exception of customizing a few things like their names on the side. 
I used my eBrush to spray subtle yellow highlights around each object on the light and dark yellow cardstock. 
 I added brads for the headlights and ran the chrome bumpers and silver lining of the wheels through my Sizzix Big Shot with a Darice embossing folder. 

 A few changes: I moved the stop sign to the drivers side and added a little extension arm so it moves. I added brads to the wheels for a little pop of texture. 
 The back of the bus, I wanted to have the message for each recipient. Plus I added tires and lights to match the front of the bus.
 Overall, I think they will enjoy their gifts and be able to keep the bus card for a long time. 
 I have it on a good authority that his bus driver from 2015 has kept a few of my projects on his desk when he was promoted! 

Materials Used: 

SVG Attic 'JGW Back 2 School
JGW Back 2 School
Core'd nations card stock
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designer's Edition
Sizzix Big Shot
Darice embossing folders
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie markers
AC Elements Brads
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner


  1. Those bus cards are fantastic! I agree that it is so important to thank the bus drivers. They really have a hard job, one that I don't think I would be able to do! I love the collection of treats you included with the cards too!


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