Fair Trade fortnight is coming up and I've been a bit busy lately, making up some hot chocolate packages for the school my daughter teaches in. They are in the process of becoming an accredited Fair Trade School and during Fair Trade fortnight, my daughter runs a cafe after school serving Fair Trade drinks, cakes, chocolate etc, and provides literature to show what we can do to encourage Fair Trade. I found some bright mugs in the sales after Christmas and filled them with Fair Trade Hot Chocolate and a Fair Trade Kit Kat, along with some mini marshmallows (we couldn't find Fair Trade marshmallows but it wouldn't be right to leave them out would it?)
I just popped it all in a cello bag and made a label using a stamp I got free some time with a magazine and coloured with Le Plume markers. I then cut it out with a circle punch and layered it onto a lacy circle cut with a PTI die. I made 40 of the bags up and below is a picture of a few of them looking bright and cheerful massed together
The children are taking part in a competition to draw a poster to advertise Fair Trade and the two winners will receive one of the mugs and a bookmark I made for them:-
For the bookmarks I used a PTI die and a gorgeous stamp showing a child reading under a tree from the All Booked Up stamp set. I made the bag topper with white card stamped with Polka Dot Basics, and layered on a Fair Trade logo and a sentiment from the stamp set saying 'There is nothing like a good book.'
I hope you are having a good week and thank you for looking in.