Thursday, July 28, 2011

Personalized Notebooks

It is hard to believe summer is almost over, and my children start school in 2 weeks.  How on earth will I have a 5th & 10th grader?  I just can't wrap my head around that one.  My daughter has an especially hard course load this year (so does my son), so we sat down, and I let her go through my pattern paper stash, to re-cover/alter a composition notebook.  We made one for one of her really good friends as well.
Kendall, finally settled on some beautiful Crate paper, and picked out some girly Teresa Collins paper for her friend.  It just made sense to use some Lawn Fawn stamps to personalize the notebooks for the girls.  The larger alphabet set is Quinn's ABC's and the smaller alpha set is the Harold's ABC's set.  I also used the Schoolhouse backdrops set too.  I love that the Harold's set fit so perfect within the lines!!  I colored in the girls names using Copic markers to make the names pop a little more, then accented the letters with a white gel pen.
With all of the school supplies out and on sale at your favorite stores, this is a really quick and simple project to complete.  It is also a great way to use up paper you just have sitting around.
I love the fact that my daughter still likes things pretty and personalized :)

materials used:
Crate Paper
Teresa Collins pattern paper
Lawn Fawn Schoolhouse backdrops
Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABC's
Lawn Fawn Harold's ABC's
2 composition notebooks
strong adhesive (i used some Helmar 450)
Memento ink
Copic markers
white gel pen


DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh I love how you fancied up your daughters Comp-books... I to look forward every year when the school supplies go on supper sale and stock up on Comp-books to make over... I give them as gifts and everyone LOVE's them... It's funny how something so easy gives such pleasure!!!!

Kelly said...


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