Saturday, August 24, 2013

Back to School Notebook.......

Happy Saturday everyone!!
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend so far!
I was able to sneak into my craft room today to make another Back to School project for a few challenges....
With my kiddo's heading back in alittle over a week, we are busy getting school supplies, haircuts and all those last minute school clothes in between playdates, football and baseball~ Yikes it seems like there is never enough time in the day to get it all done. And I am planning our welcome back luncheon for the teachers~ I think I need a vacation from our summer vacation.... LOL!!

Anyways for my project I was inspired by 
Candace from Paper Crafts by Candace 
to make a mini notebook based on the one she made HERE but instead using
My Creative Time~ Stitched Journal Die and making it Back to School themed.
Here is what I came up with.... Wouldn't this look adorable clipped to a backpack and used to doodle in? Or given to the teacher on the first day of school???

This was such an easy project to make and put together! I die cut a bunch of the Journal cards in white card stock and then another using the matching designer paper. Then using my cameo, I cut the apple, eliminating the face only because I  knew that the label die would go right through it. After all my pieces were put together for the apple, I attached it to the front journaling card. I die cut the label die and stamped the sentiment and popped that up on top of the apple.  Using my hole punch I added a hole to the top corner for the binder clip, then tied some coordinating 3GJ crinkle ribbon on the ring. Finally I finished off my notebook by stamping the date and adding some green candie's to the label die.

Supplies Used:
Paper~ American Crafts~Mayberry paper pack
Kraft, White (stash)
Stamps~ My Creative Time~ Just Simply Live & Tab Notes
Cuts/Dies~ My Creative Time~ Stitched Journal Die & Vintage Stitched Label Die
Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon~ Apple from the Back 2 School Cutting File
Embellishments~ 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon~ Latte, Holly Berry, Mistletoe, Gold Crown
Binder clip, white gel pen, green candi's

So there is my finished project. What do you think?? My kids are always writing or drawing on the school bus and I know one of them will want me to make one that matches their favorite color plus something Minecraft related I am they can be put together in no time!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT rest of your day!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
My Creative Time~ 3D Back to School
The Friday Mash-up~ Back to School
Cut It Up~ Back to School Altered Notebook
3GJ~ Back to School w/Ribbon
Scrappy Moms Stamps~Back to School
Just Be Creative Crazy~Just Because Linky Party
DL Art~ Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes
Sunday Funday~ Linky Party
Cameo Creations~ Back to School
Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon~ Back to School


  1. Awwww..cute! Love the apple and the paper!!! Good luck with Back to School...always used to be my favorite time of year!! :) Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  2. This is fabulous Jessica!! I so love the apple and the great paper. And those crinkle ribbons are wonderful!! :)

  3. This is just fabulous, Jessica!! What an awesome project!! I love the apple and the ribbons are gorgeous!! This would look adorable clipped to a backpack!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Totally cute and yes I can see it hanging for my grand daughters back pack for sure. Do you need my address? LOL!
    Just kidding. Have a great weekend and thanks for the inspirations.

  5. This is just cute as can! And what a great idea to clip it to a backpack. It's been so long since I had kids in school, I am totally outta the loop and would have never thought about that! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  6. Fabulous idea and so cute! Love those ribbons, gorgeous fall colours! TFS

  7. So super duper cute Jessica! Love these journal cards!

    Enjoy the last few days, we are dealing with all the same stuff! We have two soccer teams this year and my oldest plays ball in college and he just transferred closer to home so lots of baseball too :)

    Enjoy Jessica!

  8. Great mini book! Love that polka dot apple. Thank you for playing along with the Back to School Challenge over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!!!

  9. I saw her notebook and I loved it. It was very inspirational. You've done a fantastic job on yours. I love that MCT die.

    Be blessed, Beckie

  10. Really cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

    - Mel

  11. It looks great! I love the apple in gingham.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  12. What a cute and fun notebook. Love the stitching really makes each sheet pop.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  13. How fun is this, but I would not want to doodle in it, it's way to cute, OCD would kick in like crazy haha!! Thanks for linking up with us over at PPPR!!

  14. Fun idea! I bet the kids will want to make one, too!

    You are such a cool mom. :)

  15. super cute little mini notebook!
    Deb C

  16. Wow, Jessica this is beautiful!!! Excellent choice of papers and cuts, great job! Thank you for playing along with the My Creative Time Designer's Challenge! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  17. What a great idea! Love the paper you used for your apple and the ribbon adds a nice touch. Have a great week my friend. Thank you for joining us at CIU Challenges. ~Tami

  18. This is fabulous! Love it, just used the wrong die :) haha. Super cute!!!

  19. what a super cute project, Jessica!! thanks for playing with us a PPPR!!!

  20. Adorable!!!!! Love the different colors of ribbon you used!!!

  21. SO super cute Jessica!! Love that crinkle ribbon and the patterned paper you chose for the apple! :)

  22. This is fabulous!!! Great job and thanks for playing along with us at Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons =)