Hi there, Simple Stories friends! Shellye sharing a few "Back To School" ideas with the new Smarty Pants Collection.
While perusing the 'decorate-your-locker' aisle with my daughter, she stated how much she wanted a couple of magnetic organziers to hang up...my thought immediately went to Smarty Pants and how I could adapt her ideas into things I could make at home!
First up is a very simple steno-styled notebook. I made this using a sheet of medium weight chipboard that I cut into two 4" X 6" strips.
Next, I cut four pieces of patterned paper to the same size as the chipboard and attached to each side with a strong adhesive.
For the front cover you can choose from a variety of designs and sizes of journal cards. Layer on stickers and add a few brads or other decorative pieces to make your notebook one-of-a-kind.
The inner pages can be made up of notebook, graph or copy paper...just cut the pages down so that they measure approximately 1/4" smaller than the actual album. Reserve the left-over cuts of paper for the project below. Use a binding system or rings to complete the notebook. You can also add a small magnet to the back cover so that it can be hung inside of a locker.
Slip those extra cuts of paper from the notebook project into one of the SN@P Pockets! Decorate the front and add a magnet to the back.
I took a wide 1" ribbon and applied it to the back of the SN@P Cuts opening with fabric glue. This would make a sweet teacher gift that could hang on the side of a filing cabinet.
Lastly I have a Smarty Pants card that I made for the CHA booth
I fell in love with the cute bus motif! What a great card for those bus drivers who safely transport our kids to and from school :)
NOTEBOOK- Smarty Pants: Blue Composition/Ledger Paper; Bingo Cards/Stars Paper; 3X4 Journaling Card Elements; Brads; Expression Cardstock Stickers
POCKET- I Heart Summer: Chipboard Stickers; SN@P Pockets; SN@P Cuts; Layered Stickers
CARD- Smarty Pants: Fundamental Cardstock Stickers; Red Composition/Notebook Paper; Blue Composition/Ledger Paper; 4X6 Vertical Journaling Card Elements; Designer Brads; Expression Cardstock Stickers
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