Back to School with Photo Play Papers

It's almost time to go back to school.
As a young girl I would get excited for school to start because mom would take me shopping for new clothes, shoes, back pack and school supplies.
Now  as an adult, I work at a school and I get excited because it still means new clothes, shoes and fresh supplies; it is also a chance to make new goals.

Also you should see some of the new school products that are coming out.

I have a fun project for Heartfelt's new design team using another kit from Photo Play.

This time I used the product line Real Genius.

Lets take a close up look of everything I was able to do with one packet of paper and stickers.

The 2 page layout is perfect for recording memories from the first day of school and would work for any grade.

Every student knows how important a pencil box is but that doesn't mean you can't have a cute one.
Here is a cute and easy one to put together. 
Follow the instructions here and use your Scor-pal.

Kleenex is one of the more important things you need in your back to school pack!
(They even make a great gift for a teacher)
These little Tissue Box Cards are just the thing and the SVG file is free from Keri Bradford.

Little note books are another great thing to have on hand and these are so easy to make.
Cut your 12 x 12 cardstock into 4" Strips and then score every 3 inches.  
Fan fold the strip and glue the two center pages together. 
Cut a binding piece that is 2 x 4.  Score down the middle and glue to the front and back of the book.  Decorate the book with paper and stickers.
The paper kit has some lined paper that is perfect for this.
Make a few of these because they are so easy, cute and practical.

Need to send a card to the teacher?  How about in one of these little library pocket cards?  There are many templates on the internet or if you have a digital cutter you can find one there as well.
Fill with one of the printed journaling cards and you have a perfect card and envelope.

Last but not least is a fun lunch bag. 
OK lets be real! I know you are not going to make a fancy lunch bag every day of the week but why not for the first day of school, on your students birthday or when they are getting ready to take that big test!
It also would make a great gift bag for a teacher.

Who said back to school couldn't be fun?

Tracy Rushton

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