We are so excited to share some Makin' the Grade projects from Cycling Team Member Kelly Jo Massicotte. She does a wonderful job of spotlighting some of our embellishments, but let's have Kelly Jo tell you all about it...
This year, back to school signaled a big change in our house. My littlest was going to preschool. His very first, 1st day of school!
And as exciting as it was, Ben was most excited about his backpack. The LYB backpack embellishments were perfect! I cut a strip of backpacks out of the 'School Bands' paper and used the backpack from the dimensional stickers. Layering with the canvas stickers, cardstock stickers and journaling cards, I created the perfect spot to tell the story.
And what's preschool without some ABCs? The fabric favorites layered on the banner from the paper crafting kit created a perfect title spot for my page.
And I love the cork stickers! They can be used in so many ways. My future projects will surely have one that I've stamped on. For this page I used the scallop circle to layer with the paper crafting kit.
And now it's time for my 2nd grader's first day of school pictures. The Little Yellow Bicycle's clear cuts seemed to be made just for my photos.
One of my favorite ways to use the clear cuts is to 'pop' them off the page. I cut a thin 1" long strip of plastic package material (the thick acetate that comes with most toy packages) and fold it to look like a letter 'C'. Then I use a liquid adhesive that dries clear to glue the top of the 'C' to the back of my clear cut and the bottom to my project. This really adds dimension and it completely blends in.
The paperclip clear cuts were adorable! I used my craft knife to add a slit so that I could attach them to my project like a real paperclip.
I used the 5 Things pocket to have my 2nd grader do the journaling about her favorite things at school. I love that her thoughts and hand writing (mistakes and all) have been recorded. She was so into it that she wrote "I Love School" on an extra banner from the pocket set, which I attached to the page with a stick pin.
I love that Makin' the Grade can be used for preschool right through high school. In fact, I think I might hoard some lockers paper until my kids reach Junior High.
Thank you, Little Yellow Bicycle, for letting me ride along as part of your cycling team for Makin' the Grade.
Please visit Kelly Jo's blog Scrappin' My Memories, One Page at a Time for more ideas from her.