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Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to School projects

If you haven't entered our current "Back to School" challenge at My Grafico, you still have until Friday August 31st:)
Remember to link a new project and to only link your project, not your whole blog.

 .Here is the set we used for this week's challenges:

Isn't this an inspiration in itself? I have thought of many, many items I could make using this set.
First I made a card, for a very special young lady who will begin second grade this year. She is also my crafting buddy!
Now just pull up on the ribbon:
Her mom uses these cards on the kid's scrapbook pages too:)
I am sharing this card with:
MCreative Stamp Friends: Special shaped cards
eureka stamps: Anything Goes
fashionista challenge: A card for a child
lollipop crafts: Back to School
make it monday: Anything Goes
paper pretties blog: Back to School
squigglefly: Falling into fall/Back to school
tammy scrapin corner: Lots of Layers
totally stampalicious: Anything Goes
cute daisy may: Two patterned papers
scrap-creations1: Back to school
Wdigi stamps 4 joy: Back to school
inky impressions challenges: Back to School
the paper shelter: Anything Goes
Next I designed a post it note holder using an acrylic photo frame from the Dollar Tree, for her teacher.
The pen is also from the Dollar Tree. I unscrewed the bottom and inserted a small piece of the paper from the above image.

Then I designed a magnetic holder for post it notes. A teacher can never have enough post it notes!!

Finally, an altered composition book for my "Peace Lovin" Second Grader.
The name and subject tag is from the above images.

I had so much fun with this set. The best part of digital stamps is that you can make them any size you wish, alter them using names, words etc., and this set does not even have to be colored!

Materials Used:
Image: My Grafico
DP: Recollections from Michael's
Adhesive: Modge Podge
Embellishments and ribbon: Michael's

Thank you for stopping to visit today. I hope that you have enjoyed my paper craft projects and that you will leave a comment to tell me what you think. I would love your ideas on how you will use this Back to School set. Please feel free to follow this blog.


  1. What great projects for making back to school more fun! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  2. Wonderful creation. Love all those primary colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope you will join us again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  3. I love all of these great projects! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  4. Thank you so much for entering our Challenge this week. I really love your Creation and Wish you the best of luck.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  5. Barbara I just love this. Such great gift ideas. Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely DigiStamps4Joy digi stamps of your choice to the value of $20 Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  6. This is great so bright and colourful. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

    Joan x

  7. Barbara, what a feast on the eyes you've posted here. I never get tired of ways that people appreciate our teachers. What a fabulous project and gift set. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make It Monday and Squigglefly. Best of luck to you!

  8. Wow, you've been really busy creating lately and all of your projects are delightful! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  9. Fabulous back to school projects!

    I saw your project on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


  10. Great back to school projects. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  11. Two wonderful and colourful projects, just love the verse on the pull out on the first card. Best wishes to your crafting buddy on her second year of school!

  12. Such a lovely tag and note holder.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  13. Beautiful card and love the colours.
    Thank you for joining in the fun over at Whoopsi Daisy
    Hugs Linda

  14. Saw this on MIM. Cute card with the pull up note part. What a great idea for a scrapbook page, and nice group of projects.

  15. Fab colourful card, love the theme, super elements. Thanks for playing along with us this month over at Fashionista. Carolxx

  16. Fabulous creations sweetie I love the colours they are gorgeous & cheery. Love the design of the card.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  17. What great back to school projects and just perfect for this week's squigglefly challenge. Thanks for participating with us! Cheers, Holley

  18. Wonderful projects, Barbara! Thank you so much for joining us in our "Lots of Layers" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  19. Fantastic projects for back to school gifts. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member
    My Crafting Corner

  20. Love these back to school projects - so creative and fun! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Squigglefly Challenge.

  21. lovely makes
    Thank you for joining us this time at Squigglefly
    Love Jan

  22. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  23. These are just gorgeous, love the colours and your designs are beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy
    Hugs Linda

  24. This is really fab. Love the design with the pull our tag, with the the back pack and ribbon. Thanks for playing along at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Hope you'll join in tomorrow as well. Bettina xx

  25. Great projects! I love school themed projects (must be the teacher in me)

  26. Fabulous Back to School stuff - I love every project! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy for our Back to School Challenge!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang