It's barely September and most schools are already back in session. You know what that means – time for the annual trek to the store to stock up on everything from crayons and markers to three-ring binders and paper clips. While you're there, why not purchase additional supplies to donate to the class? Here's the thing. You will have to wait till May for Teacher Appreciation Day, or you can take a leap of faith and jump in a little early with a pre-appreciation gift of school supplies for the class.
The easiest place to start is with a box die cut. There are lots from which to choose, including ones that are shaped to mimic the look of strawberries, lemon slices and wedges of watermelon. Of course, with different embellishments, the melon can become a slice of pie, strawberries transform into raspberries and the lemon can easily convert to a lime, a kiwi or an apple.If die cutting is not an option, simply recycle a box that came to you with a gift inside.
I admit it – I am in love with boxes. My current obsession is a box that I can decorate to look like food. Thing is, boxes come in all shapes and sizes and, because they can be created with paper, you can make them yourself. The easiest place to start is with a box die cut. There are lots from which to choose, including ones that are shaped to mimic the look of strawberries, lemon slices and wedges of watermelon.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".