Monday, August 4, 2014
Walking through most stores these days there are displays of school supplies every where. This month the group's theme is - crafting with school supplies. Here is what I selected to work with:
This project began with two different folders, one plastic colored folder (yellow) and one glossy, heavy paper folder. Each of these were cut apart. The paper folder pieces were cut slightly smaller then the other plastic folder pieces. Use double faced tape along one edge of the paper pieces and adhere onto the inside of each of the plastic folder pieces. NOTE: The yellow plastic folder used, had an inside pocket on both front and back that were left in place. Using two different types of decorative washi tapes, wrap randomly around the front and back covers in any desired way. Any tape that goes over the inside pocket area can be cut open with an X-acto knife.
Run washi tape along the left edge, on both sides of the front and back cover. Mark the left edge for holes to place the binding rings by using the rulers. Punch the three holes.
Place a length of 1/4" double sided adhesive tape along the left edge and place the ruler over the edge, matching the holes. Place the binding rings through the holes. Add paper pages with matching, punched holes along the edge onto the binding rings. A small square base was cut from foamcore for a frame. Wrap the foamcore frame with washi tape. Cut pencils into lengths to fit the front of the frame. Glue onto the top of frame. Use a scrap of the plastic or paper folder to place a back onto the frame to hold a photo. Adhere the photo frame to the front cover. Die-cut letters and numbers from a sheet of duct tape and place onto cover.
This "school" related, personalized scrapbook can be used to write in, draw in and add any mementos of the school year.