Last year I bought 4 composition books for $1 and just stashed them until now, because I like to alter them and give one to each granddaughter when school starts. This was done with a sheet of double-sided dsp by American Crafts. I used the side that looked like lined notebook paper and used the red patterned side for the border. The words "happy" and "good times" were cut with red card stock and borrowed dies from a friend, and I think they're by MFT. The image is from Sarah Kay, and it was colored with Copics. The chipboard black & white flower and red corner accent have been in my stash forever, so I just added a die-cut button with some twine and adhered them both with glossy accents. The word "days" was made with acrylic letters from doodlebug designs, and they too were adhered with glossy accents. Other stamps used are from CTMH and stamps by Judith, along with assorted stickers, border stickers & assorted die cuts from my stash. You can click the photo to enlarge for more detail. I really enjoy making these so that the grands have a one-of-a-kind item to take back to school each year.
I had a bit of the paper left, so I made a matching mini composition book to go along with the large book. The diamond pattern was a border strip on the edge of the dsp. I made some punched flowers, corner die cuts and added silver strips of stickers for fun.
I'm entering these in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "back to school."
I'm entering the larger book in the Shopping our Stash #165 challenge "chipping away" - to use chipboard. (Chipboard flower & corner accent)
I'm also entering both books into the Snippets Playground #138 - to use snippets.
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