Ready to head back to school?

It’s a new month and time for a new challenge at Scrap It Girl.

This month, we are saluting heading back to school by making a project that uses school supplies.

Since my house is low on school supplies — my “baby” is 20 and away at college — I decided to use school-type embellishments and create something that would make a perfect gift for a teacher.

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I started with a little notebook that looks like a mini composition book. I found it at Staples, but I’ve seen them other places as well.

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003First, I covered the front and back with patterned paper from Graphic 45. Then, I used my Corner Chomper to round the edges so they match the original book. You can also use sandpaper to trim off the edges of the paper. (this is the back … I used grid paper on the front).

004Then, I added a few strips of Washi Tape (from Tape Works and Studio G). I left the edges until I was finished and then cut them off so they are all the same size.

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Next came a few staples using my Tiny Attacher and a little wooden ruler from Maya Road.

006Then I cut out a few of the images from the paper I used on the back side and added them with Pop Dots for a little dimension.

008Finally, I added some sticker letters from Authentique across the ruler.

altered_notebook_scrapitgirl_Candy_SpiegelSo, what do you think? Have I inspired you? You can alter an item or make a card or back-to-school layout. Submit it to Scrap It Girl and you could win a great collection of prizes this month! I hope you win!

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Ready to head back to school?

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