Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back to School Notebook

Good morning and happy Wednesday to you!
I'm glad you stopped by today because it's my turn to post on the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and I've got a sweet back-to-school project to share with you. My granddaughter, Emma begins the 3rd grade in just a few days.  I thought I would put together a fun little notebook so that she can write down all those important things third graders need to keep up with.....

* I started with some chipboard that I cut down to 4.5 X 5.5 inches.  I covered the front and back with some cute school prints and inked up the edges.
* After cutting my paper for the inside pages, I used my Cinch to bind everything together with some fun red binding wire.  Then it was time to decorate!
* The notebook paper and schoolhouse stamps are from the August 2012 Peachy Keen Stamp Club set - PKSC-08.

* I used the letters from PK-155 to spell out Emma's name and colored them in with a Copic Marker.
* I added a bit of "Blue Berry" Twine from Trendy Twine and a cute pair of red glasses to finish up the front of my notebook.

Here's a look at the inside.....

* I created a pocket for the inside cover using a file from the Silhouette Online Store.
* The scalloped circle is from a Spellbinders Die.  I added a fun apple with glasses and "A+" in the bottom corner of my pocket - both of these images are from the PKSC-08 set.
* I randomly stamped the pencil and apple onto pages in the notebook so that Emma can do a bit of doodling ..... during her free time of course!

Here's a photo of the tag that goes in the pocket...

I will be linking up my cute little notebook at the following challenges:
* Craftin' Desert Diva's Linky Party
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog

And that pretty much wraps up my project!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you soon.....

Until next time,


  1. Beautiful altered notebook! I'm sure Emma's friends are going to want one:) Thanks for sharing:)

  2. I love it!!! So cute.

    You should link it up at my Just Because Linky Party!!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy

  3. Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! I love how you decorated it!! The little sunglasses are adorable!! Emma will definitely be the envy of the 3rd grade...they will all be wanting one!! Happy Wednesday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Tanya ~ OOMMGG! Okay I LOVE this project! WOW! Every little detail is so PERFECT and PERFECT for the start of school! That little Miss Emma is one lucky little lady! Totally going to scrap lift this ~ oh wait I will just take one please! LOL! Have a great day!

  5. Awesome Tanya!!! I so love it! Miss Emma is going to be the envy of her friends!! :)

  6. This is darling, Tanya! Emma is going to love this one of a kind notebook. She's a lucky little lady! ~hugs, Saundra

  7. oh what a cute idea...great project i love it..thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Nest Dolls

  8. Adorable!She is so going to love it:)
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  9. love this project!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  10. This is wonderful and I love the little pair of glasses!! TFS

  11. Oh my, that is so cute. My daughter Emma is entering the 3rd grade tomorrow. I would love to make such a cute book for her. I don't have a Cinch but will improvise. Thanks for the great ideas!

  12. What a fun little note book for your Granddaughter! Such a fun idea! I will keep this in mind for a my niece:) I am sure she would love this! TFS!
    Fabulous project!
    Sherrie K

  13. Very cute idea !


  14. This one is fabulous. I like that this one shouldn't take me 3 weeks to make. lol I love every detail on this notebook. Especially the face on that green apple.

  15. This is so cute! She will think of you everyday at school now! All of her friends will want one too!

  16. Aww Adorable, I'm sure she is going to love this.

  17. Super sweet little notebook, I am sure Emma will just love it!!

  18. This is such a fabulous creation! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Nest Dolls challenge of.... xo Nikki

  19. This is so adorable, I love the library pocket with the tag on the inside. You put this together so perfectly!! I am so happy you linked up with us over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog.
    Hugs Sweet Friend

  20. What a good idea. My son could do with one of these, he's 8. Thanks for playing along over at the paper nest dolls x x x

  21. OMGOSH! SO CUTE! Emma has got the best Grandma EVER! Her friends are going to be soooo jealous when they see her pull this out of her backpack!

  22. What a great idea - I wish I had one of these when I was in 3rd grade! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Nest Dolls challenge.

  23. This is ADORABLE!!! My girls would love one ! Thanks for playing at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog.

  24. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Paper Nest Dolls "Color Challenge” with us! Just loved your notebook, and hope to see you back here for our next challenge!
    PND DT
    Jenn Zeeb


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