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Sooo, I had to truly make sure she wouldn't be embarrassed and be proud to show her friends what I made her! Ok well she is 7th grade and her supply list included LOTS of notebooks Composition Books. Then remembered I had purchased a few Composition books awhile back, with the intention of making teacher gifts. Well that didn't happen. So I decorated one for her.
This is what I came up with. Definitely not the traditional back to school treats you'd find on Pinterest. But I am extremely happy with the results and my daughter absolutely LOVED it! She's was beaming and super excited to bring to school. I can't wait to hear what her friends think.
Ok I took an ordinary Composition book and covered the outside front cover and back cover using the By the Shore DSP. I used two sheets of 12x12 and cut them down to 7x 9 3/4. I rounded to corners to match the notebook. Before gluing the paper down, I adhered about 16" of the Mint Macaroon Mini Striped Ribbon and the same of the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon. I repeated this on the back cover. Then I adhered the paper down.
Don't you just hate when you stamp and everything is perfect except for a smudge ahhh. Well I decided to cover the smudge rather than starting over! I used the colors in the DSP which were Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral and Mint Macaroon. I cut a few 1" strips and used the Triple Banner Punch to flag the ends. Stapled them to the treat bag. I grabbed a handful of pencils and tied them together with the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon.
The pocket looked a little bare, so I used the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set. Stamped the circle, flower and sentiment and punched it out with the 2" circle punch!
Now for the cover; I decided to use the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, I cut out a few flowers, hearts and butterflies. The "for you" is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I also doubled each flower/heart and butterfly to use on her card, as well, so I wouldn't have to do it later. Finished off the front with some Basic Rhinestones.
To make the card was pretty simple as well! Since I pretty much prepped the card as I was doing the notebook, it was more or less just assembling. I also added the Marquee Messages stamp set to the card.
I made the inside a notecard she can pull out. I used Dapper Denim as my base, with a layer of DSP and Whisper White.
I stamped, in Dapper Denim, "so proud of you" at the bottom of Whisper White. I added the butterfly and some Basic Rhinestones.
I cut a strip of Calypso Coral and flag it at both ends, folded it in half. I also add a piece of the Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and stapled onto the top of the notecard so it can be used to pull the notecard out.
Before adhering the flowers, I stamped the YOU ARE at the top of the treat bag. I glued the flowers/heart/butterfly down. The Awesome sentiment was stamped on a piece of Whisper White and each end was flagged, I added Basic Rhinestones, and attached with Dimensionals.
I hope you enjoyed them too.
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