Hello paper crafting friends! Anya here today and I am happy to share the last five projects in the “One Collection, fifteen projects” challenge. Again, I am using the “Back to School” line by Echo Park and today I have some more ideas that might become useful.
- Card for a Teacher
Every teacher deserves a card. They’ve got a tough job teaching our children and they deserve some words of encouragement and gratitude! Cards are a good idea, but handmade cards are always so much better.
For this card I used the “Apple a Day” stencil and a white ink pen to trace the apples onto red paper. This is a fun way to create your own patterned paper in any color you like. The sentiment to this card was added with the stamp from the “Star Student” Stamp Set .
- Prize Ribbon
It’s interesting how little things make a big difference in children’s’ lives. They like to be noticed and encouraged – so I created these simple ribbons that any kid would be happy to receive, with the help of the Prize Ribbon Die set . I like how the stamps from the same stamp set fit perfectly inside the circle. To each ribbon I also added a tiny banner that was fussy cut from the School House Fun paper.
- School Album Cover
School and denim go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly. I wanted to add that denim feel to a mini album I purchased at the store to keep school memories. All I had to do is take a piece of denim fabric and sew a simple cover, which didn’t take long to do.
To decorate the cover I used patterned paper pieces, journaling card, stickers, brads and other elements. I added them to the fabric cover with a strong double sided adhesive and stitched them down using a sewing machine. Wouldn’t it be amazing to keep memories throughout the school years in one book? And that special cover really makes a big difference.
- Card for a student
How can you not want to create a card with all of these framed chalkboard pieces in the Chalkboard Cards patterned Paper? I used lots of layers on this card and tied all of the elements together with a bright yellow bow. I also covered the eyeglasses sticker with some Glossy Accents to give them more of a realistic glass look.
- Decorative Banner
Another way to use up lots of leftover scraps is to make a happy colorful banner!
I cut up leftover pieces of patterned paper in different widths and lengths and cut one end in a banner shape or diagonal. You may add stickers and fussy cut pieces as I did here, and also you may add stamping to random banners for a fun look.
I hope I have inspired you to start thinking about back to school and making that day a little more special for your little ones.
To create all fifteen projects I used the following products:
Brads and Enamel Dots from other Echo Park collections