August 14, 2011

Books for School

Just a few days ago, I talked about how I didn't do very many 3-D projects, but here I am with another one. Just recently, my supervisor took on another position in the school district. I've been wanting to create something for her that would be useful for her in her new office and when I saw this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge photo, I knew just the thing!

These books are actually really easy to make and take no time at all. Here are the DEEtails:

I die cut some Natural White card stock with the Bigz Matchbox Die and assembled them. Then I printed my book spines (the font I used was Imprint MT Shadow) on Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Garden Green card stock and trimmed the card stock to be a little larger than the matchbox. I adhered the book covers to the covers of the matchboxes. For the Cherry Cobbler book, I only adhered the bottom cover to the matchbox, so the cover opens up.

I lined the inside cover with some Natural White card stock and wrote a little note on that first page. Then I stacked my boxes and glued them together with some removable glue dots. I stuffed the inside of the boxes with some fun supplies then tied the books together with some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

You could definitely decorate the cover, but I chose to keep mine blank, mostly because I wasn't sure what to put on it. Surprisingly, I don't own any school themed stamps. I like the simplicity of it anyway...

So are you ready for school to start?!


  1. What a innovative and creative project! Thoughtful gift too!

    Thanks for having me as (1) of your Guest Sweeties for the week. =)

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  2. Great Idea/Gift! What teacher wouldn't like something this cute!
    Cheryl McAskill

  3. This is just the perfect creative project!! I love it and will be featuring this project on My Crafty Picks #30 with a link back to your blog on 8-21-11. Make sure to stop by on Sunday to pick up your blog badge for being featured!!

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    Take care
    Tiffany Bauer