Saturday, August 4, 2012

Back to School Notebooks

My kids are back in school in a couple of weeks.  Along with buying new clothes comes school supplies.  Although we haven't received their official school supply list, while in Target the other day I decided to pick up a few things I knew they would need.

My daughter prefers composition books for taking notes.  I purchased a few for her to use, but decided to  personalize them with scrapbook paper.  I purchased a few other supplies(some I had on hand).  Then I sealed each book with Mod Podge.

I've been hearing so much about washi tape lately and decided to give it a try.  I used to the tape to decorate a few of the books with.

Washi tape is so easy to use.  The possibilities are endless. You are only limited by your imagination!










My daughter loves her new books and can't wait to use them!

43 comments:

  1. So cute and creative! I love the colors. The little banner made with the washi tape is so adorable.Good to know it is easy to use. xx

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  2. Wow, these look great!! I love all the colors. So creative. :) Visiting from AA Linky Party.

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  3. OMG!!! This is such an awesome idea, I'm going to do this with my sister

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  4. Kids really love this. I use to do this during the first week of school all the time. It works great with elementary and middle school kids. Thanks for the memories.

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  5. Brandi, these are beautiful! You did a great job.

    I loved buying school supplies every year. Brand new notebooks and pencils - so hopeful, so full of possibilities. :)

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  6. Amazing! What a great idea. I think these would be perfect for journals too. Great gift idea!! Can't believe the kiddos here start Monday. So glad I have an extra week before we head off to college. Oh, and my daughter will NOT miss AP U.S. History. And, she is done with French...all 7 years of it!

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  7. That is creative I am loving this. I am going to be emailing you soon about something look out for it.

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  8. so cute! hope she has a great school year.

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  9. How could she not love those books?? Created with love by her Mama...so precious! They look terrific! :)

    Blessings,
    Camille

    p.S. Thank you for stopping by my place a little while back. It's lovely to *meet* you.

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  10. Brandi they are too cute. Your daughter is gonna have the best looking notebooks in the whole school. You're a great mom!

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  11. The washi tape is perfect for decorating notebooks! These are too cute!

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  12. Hi, I mail you from Italy: wow but your blog and your photos are so nice!!! Many many compliments!!!

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  13. Such a good mommy and here I thought I was "special" by not buying those boring black and white composition books and getting the ones with "color" lol!

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  14. They are so totally cute, and I think I may do some for my daughter. She is going to KINDERGARTEN! What a creative idea!

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  15. Love these composition notebook makeovers! I always remember loving to write on new stationary or that first sheet of my new school notebook. With notebooks as cute as that, taking notes will be kinda fun. :-)

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  16. What a great idea! I know your daughter must looove these. I would be eager to use those myself. It would make it so much nicer to take notes in a pretty little book like that. Wow! Nice job, Mom!

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  17. How fun Brandi! You have got to be one of the coolest moms and I'm not just saying that. I'll have to do creative stuff like this for Dally once she's school age. Her friends are going to be asking where she go her cool notebooks.

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  18. O my goodness those are adorable!! What a great idea, and such a cute think to do for your daughter. love them

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  20. Those are darling!! I wanna make a set just for my, lol!! I'm sure she loves them, and will get orders from her friends for a set too!

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  21. Love those notebooks! Great job! Stopping by from the party at Coastal Charm. :)

    sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

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  22. This books are cute! (and I love the twiggy pencils. It's been years since I've seen those.)I'm going to have to look into this Washi tape thing. I wonder if I can get it with rabbits?

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  23. Your daughter is going to love using these at school, very cute and washi tape is one of my favourite ways to jazz things up. Love the stick pencils too:)

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  24. The books are too cute!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  25. This is a great idea, and very stylish! I would love this too if I was back in school.

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  26. How cute are these! Your daughter will be one chic school girl! Good Mom award!!!!
    Tutorial Tips and Tidbits is so much better because of your creativity!!!!

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  27. These are great! So fun and colorful - great job! :)

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  28. I love how you dressed up the school notebooks. I'm in college...now I want to dress up all of mine!

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  29. These are so cute and simple at the same time! Love it!

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  30. Ok those are really stinkin' cute!

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  31. Cute! I have just heard of that tape the last few days...where do you get it?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love to make new blogging friends!

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  32. OMG these are so cute. Love what you did...very creative. :)

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  33. I love those notebooks! Wouldn't mind having one myself =) xo Anja

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  34. How stinkin' cute! Your daughter and all her friends will love these notebooks. As a former teacher, I thank you for making your child's education a priority. I'm sure she is successful due to your interest and efforts! Now I've got to get some of that Washi tape!

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  35. Adorable! I wish they'd had these ideas when my kids were school age!

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  36. I for sure never had notebooks like these! So pretty.

    Thanks for sharing at Show & Tell on SNAP! I am totally pinning these to my back-to-school board.

    xoxo

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  37. Hi. These look great. How did they hold up through the year? I would like to make some for my daughter and I'm just wondering if you would still use the same method. Thanks!
    Janine

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  38. Hi. These look great. How did they hold up through the year? I would like to make some for my daughter and I'm just wondering if you would still use the same method. Thanks!
    Janine

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  39. Hi Janine! Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your visit. The notebooks held up really well. My daughter used them the entire school year. She is now junior with different set of classes and asked me to make her a new set. I hope your daughter has a great school year.

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