We have a few back to school projects to share from our Biker Chicks Greta, Liz, Corrie and Robbie today. We hope that you will feel inspired to create some keepsakes for someone special in your life or your child's life...
Biker Chick Greta Hammond created this amazing altered display of the ABCs and books. Here is a tip from her... "I found these oversized wood letters and books at Hobby Lobby and thought they would be perfect for the Makin' the Grade line. I think the Locker paper is so fun so I started with that paper where it fit the best and then worked in a variety of other colors and patterns to make the display cohesive."
Biker Chick Liz Qualman (me) created an altered composition book. I wanted to send something special to school with my daughter for her first day and I loved how the journal tag from the Tear Out Ticket book said "This book belongs to... so I made her a custom compostion book and bookmark."
The tip to making this cover last for the entire school year is to make sure all of the paper and embellishments are flat, so I focused on the Favorite Pieces and Fresh Verse Cardstock Stickers as my main embellishments. Then I will use strips of clear packing tape to "laminate" the design to the book. Trust me as a teacher of many year, the packing tape is the bomb and will preserve this project pretty much forever.
Makin' the Grade Products:
Biker Chick Corrie Jones had this to say about her project... "I wanted to create a mini album to record all the important details for my kindergartener's big first year of school and Makin' the Grade has so many fun embellishments that it is going to be easy to capture those moments."
Makin' the Grade Products:
MG-106 Chalkboard Doodles
MG-135 Cardstock Stickers - Favorite Pieces
MG-140 Cardstock Stickers - Fresh Verse
MG-304 6x6 Paper Pad
MG-305 Paper Crafting Kit
MG-308 5 Things Pocket
MG-1100 Tear Out Tickets
Biker Chick Robbie Herring decided to add the altered project to her layout. That is a real clipboard nestled in her layout. Here is what she had to say about it, "Think about using actually school supplies on your layouts. On this one, I used a mini clipboard as part of my design. It is a bit thick, but not any thicker than a lot of the flowers I include on some of my pages. If it's thicker than you would like in your book, try putting it in a shadow box. Use foam dots to help your design sit on top of thicker pieces.
MG-102 New Notebook/Blue Fun Dot
MG-110 Brown Bag/Kraft Mod Dot
MG-305 Paper Crafting Kit (48 pieces)
MG-308 5 Things Pocket - with embossing (11 pieces)
MG-135 Cardstock Stickers - Favorite Pieces - with foil and embossing (30 pieces)
MG-1100 Tear Out Ticket & Journaling Card Book - with embossing (24 pieces)
Have a wonderful day!