Hello SCT fans! Aly Dosdall from We R Memory Keepers here and I’m so glad Catherine invited me to come back today. I’ve missed being here with you each month, but I’ve been plenty busy over on the We R blog over the last year!
Since my kids are going back to school next week we’ve been busy shopping and preparing for the new school year. While I usually buy most of our school supplies, I enjoy using my craft stash to create a few uniquely personal items for my kiddos each year.
Supplies: Patterned Paper (Pebbles), stickers (Pebbles), decorative tape (Pebbles, We R Memory Keepers), enamel shapes (We R Memory Keepers), alpha stickers (Bella Blvd), wood veneer (American Crafts), tab stickers (We R Memory Keepers), tab punch (We R Memory Keepers), envelope punch board (We R Memory Keepers), binding tool (We R Memory Keepers), binding wire (We R Memory Keepers)
My daughter is starting 6th grade, which will be her last year of elementary school, so I wanted to create something special for her to celebrate this memorable year. I used some of my favorite craft tools from We R Memory Keepers to make her a custom school agenda to help her keep track of homework assignments, projects, notes, and memories.
I used some papers, stickers, and decorative tape from the new Pebbles Home Made collection by popular U.S. blogger and DIY-er, Jen Hadfield. I love the fresh colors, geo patterns, pops of black, and gold accents.
To create the covers I trimmed some chipboard paper pack inserts that I saved to 7”x8” and covered them with patterned paper. The inside pages are a combination of loose leaf paper and patterned paper that I trimmed down to 6.5”x8”.
I used washi tape to divide up the loose leaf pages by subjects to she can write down her homework each day. I added a strip of washi tape to the end of a jumbo paper clip to create a book mark that my daughter can use to mark the day that she’s on in her agenda.
I trimmed some gold metallic paper to 6.5”x4” and added it to the bottom of some patterned paper pages to make pockets. I also created some envelopes with my envelope punch board, trimmed off the top flaps, and added those to the other patterned paper pages for including notes from friends and other tidbits.
Then I created some divider tabs with my tab punch and tab stickers. Finally I decorated the cover and divider pages with some stickers, decorative tape, and enamel shapes.
Not only will this be handy for my daughter to help keep her organized at school, but it’s something unique and handmade that she will enjoy sharing with her friends.
Thank you for letting me join you today–SCT fans are the best! Be sure to pop over to the We R blog this week for "Back to School" week if you’re looking for more school projects and ideas. Creative cheers!