DIY Hand-Sewn Notebooks // Back to School with Right at Home

Hello there crafty friends!  I am so honored to be here today on the Right at Home blog!  I get to share a quick, CAS project today using some of Right at Home's new stamps called Back to School Planner.  

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My kids have officially been back for one week.  So far so good!  I have one loving it and one was is basically take it or leave it.  :)  My daughter is the one loving it, so I thought it would be fun to make her a little "to do" book.  She is just like me and loves to make lists.  Let me show you how easy it is!

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This is just a simple little kraft covered, white inside booklet. Super easy to bind the card stock together.  HERE is an easy tutorial on how to tie the binding and HERE is another link on making these adorable little books!.  I simply stamped the images from the Back to School Planner set and did a little fussy cutting.  I used that adorable sentiment to finish off the book.  So simple and these stamps just really give it such a fun look!

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I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Thanks to Nicole for having me!  Hope you all have a great day!

Laurie

DIY Teacher Apple Bookmarks // Back to School with Right at Home

Hello, hello!

Isn't August flying by? Sad face. However, this is the beginning of my favorite time of year so I guess I just have to deal with it. And who doesn't love a good pencil?! Today I'm back with another DIY project featuring my Back to School Die Set and Planner stamp. I whipped this project up within one afternoon so it's perfect for a last minute teacher gift.

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I started by using this bookmark die from Paper Smooches. I dug it back out of my stash and I can not believe I haven't used it more! It's totally adorable and the projects they have on the site are the cutest! I cut it three times: twice out of yellow, polka dot paper (one for the front, one for the back), and once from some thin chipboard to give it some stability.

I glued all three of those pieces together so I could move on to the apple portion. I cut the apple twice: once out of red paper and once out of the same chipboard. I also cut a stem and leaf to finish the apple off. Before I glued the apple together, I embossed the quote onto the center of it. Then I adhered all the apple pieces together.

When gluing the apple to the bookmark, make sure to only put glue down the center of the apple so that it doesn't stick to your book's pages! Otherwise you'll have a big mess when you go to use it.

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I created two versions of these bookmarks so you can see how you can dress them up or keep them simple. On the one above, I stamped out some of the images from my planner set and arranged them around the sentiment. I'm dying over that little pencil!

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The other one I kept super simple, with just the stamped apple. You can see from the picture above you can see it tucks perfectly around your page. You could tuck your finished bookmark into a new book you think the teacher would like. Or maybe even a fresh new planner! Either option is adorable.

We have two more Back to School DIY projects lined up for you so stay tuned for those. Make sure to let me know what you think of today's post in the comments below!

Nicole

P.S. The book featured above is First Comes Love by Emily Giffin.

DIY Planner Tabs + Paperclips // Back to School with Right at Home

Hi everyone it’s Holly here today and this month we are celebrating Back to School with lots of fun school themed projects from the Design Team. I’m using the Back to School Planner set and the Back to School Die set for my projects today.

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DIY Planner Tabs + Paperclips // Back to School with Right at Home - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I created some fun paperlips that you can use in a notebook or on your planner pages. I created several different small paper clips using some washi tape and the elements in the Back to School Planner stamp set. I stamped the notebook paper image onto some white card stock using Mermaid ink from Lawn Fawn and then I trimmed off strips of it and stamped the sentiments with black ink. Then I adhered them around the paperclips and trimmed the ends into fish tails. I also used some fun school themed washi Tape I found and added elements from the set with some mini glue dots. You could use just washi tape and stamp the words onto the tape but I used card stock so they would be a little more durable.

DIY Planner Tabs + Paperclips // Back to School with Right at Home - rightathomeshop.com/blog
DIY Planner Tabs + Paperclips // Back to School with Right at Home - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I used the Back to School Die Set to create two different apple clips as well. I used a large paperclip for the one on the left and I added some Distress inks to all the pieces to create some extra depth to the pieces. Then I adhered some foam tape between the layers and and added the paper clip in-between with mini glue dots. For the clip on the right I used a large silver paperclip and secured the clip in the same way. I used some fun patterned paper for the leaves on the apple. I also stamped the notebook paper image from the Back to School Planner set and added a red line and die cut a banner shape from it and adhered it to the apple. This way you could personalize the clip.

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DIY Planner Tabs + Paperclips // Back to School with Right at Home - rightathomeshop.com/blog

These would be great packaged up as teacher gifts or planner accessories for anyone headed off to college. Thanks for stopping by today .. Be sure to check out the other projects posted this month from the team. 

Holly