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For most of you, there’s only a week left of summer until school begins again. So I thought I would share with you some fun scholarly projects with you today.
My only son, Spencer, is going into Kindergarten this year and we had a variety of school supplies to get to start him off at school this year. So instead of sending him with boring old looking supplies, I thought I’d make a few special more personal items just for him.
So I grabbed some fun school related papers from GCD Studios called “Schooled” to use as my inspiration.
I first created the cover for one of my son’s notebooks. This is originally what it started off looking like. I know… just not inspirational or fun looking at all!
And this what it became…
I used the Rough Copy Alphabet stamp set to create a name plate for the front. I stamped all the letters so they touched each other and then cut it out all as one word. I added some pizazz to it with some fun colour coordinating mists and my Copic airbrush system.
Then I created this cute little faux chalkboard piece… so very simple to make. I stamped my little view of the school yard on smooth black cardstock using my Neighborhoods stamp set using white ink to make it look like chalk. Then I created a brown mat and adhered it over the stamped image to appear just like a mini chalk board.
I also used my file tab punch and added a stamped “subject” element too using the word from the Snapshots stamp set.
I layered all the elements including a fun embossed ruler piece using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, mini book mark and my faux notebook across the front of my book.
Next I created a fun little back pack. I thought it might make a cute little mini card holder to give to his teacher as a gift.
I used the GCD Studios lined papers for the back pack and they worked perfectly with the myStamp BOX Mini Alpha – Small Box stamps so I stamped a variety of fun school related words all over the lined papers on the front and back of the little back pack.
And finally I thought I’d make a cute little book mark for his reading books at home. So I took the fun school themed paper scraps I had and made a fun book mark.
To add some school elements, on the front, I stamped the numbers using my Review Time stamp set. I also used the star from the set and stamped a row of those in blue ink. I had some small scraps of lined paper left and using my Mini Alphas – Small Box stamps to stamp a variety of school related words on the back to match his mini back pack.
So in the end, I have a fun notebook, a cute little back pack and a fun book mark for him for school next week. I thought even if he wasn’t allowed to use that actual notebook, that I would keep it at home to either practice his printing at home or use it as a communication book between myself and his teacher. One way or another, I have 3 fun school projects I just adored making.
Why don’t you look at your young kids school supplies and see what your stamps can do to jazz them up and make them more personal. And get your kids to help… that will make them even more special!