DIY Back-To-School Supplies

It’s that time of year again… back-to-school for the kiddos (and even college students)! In today’s post, I will feature my TOP 3 DIY school supplies! We don’t have much time until school starts, so let’s jump right in, shall we??

Project Idea #1: Holographic Notebook Cover

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Make a holographic notebook cover with any word, phrase, or image you choose! Once you decide on the image, simply use scissors or a Cricut cutting machine to cut out your holographic vinyl.

Simply place on your notebook and you’re all set! Easy peasy!! 🙂


Project Idea #2: Fabric Pencil Bag

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Whether for a guy or gal, you can easily and professionally customize a pencil bag using Cricut’s printable Fabric!

There are tons of images and fonts available on Cricut’s website in either digital or cartridge form!

 


Project Idea #3: Custom Washi Pencils

cricut3Make custom, unique pencils easily with Washi sheets! It’s quick and easy! Simply cut a section to fit your pencil, remove backing from sheet, wrap, and your done!

P.S. You can also get FREE SHIPPING at Cricut.com on orders of $50+ this month by using the code AUGSHIP.

 

 


I trust these quick and easy project ideas inspired you today! Please feel free to share this post. Have a creatively fun time making these back-to-school projects!

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Digital Images & Backgrounds GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is closed, but you can always visit my Giveaways & More page for ongoing giveaways, freebies, coupons, and more! Winner announced at the bottom of this post.

Hello one and all… It’s Maranda, here, with a Digital Image GIVEAWAY just for you!! It is my way of thanking each of you for being loyal followers and readers of my blog!

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What Does the Winner Receive??

If you win, you will be e-mailed a zip folder with 14 full-color, printable backgrounds + 10 digital image jpeg’s in black and white, ready for you to color!

That is a total of 24 digital images/backgrounds altogether!! The images and backgrounds are from a variety of online digi stores and could be yours if you are the lucky winner!

How To Enter

Entering is simple. I have a Rafflecopter widget linked below where YOU CHOOSE how you want to enter. Of course, the more tasks you complete, the more entries you’ll get for the drawing. Do as many or as few tasks as you wish.

The giveaway will run from March 31, 2017 – April 7, 2017. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter. Open worldwide!!

Best wishes!! Enter while there’s still time!! Simply click the Rafflecopter link below… ↓↓↓

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The winner is Gilda M.!! Thanks to all who entered and congrats to our winner!!

L.E. Paper Studio Mini Album Hop | Recipe Book

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Welcome to my readers and to those of you who may be new to my blog! Today, I’m excited to share my very first mini album recipe book! As a part of the Scrapbook Blessings Club design team, I was honored to take part in this mini album collab with L.E. Paper Studio! Luisa with L.E. Paper Studio graciously shared her file with the design team on how to make a mini album, start-to-finish. If interested, you can find her file at her Etsy shop HERE. Luisa used a baby book theme, but I decided to change mine up a little and make it into a recipe book. 🙂

My completed recipe book can be seen in the project share video posted below. I also have a complete list of the supplies I used to complete this project underneath the video. I hope you learn something new and enjoy the video!

See my recipe book project share video below! ↓ ↓ ↓

Supplies List:

(Click product name for link)

Chipboard     Kraft Cardstock     Burlap Paper     Recipe Paper Pack with Stickers    

Washi Tape     Ruler     Scor-Tape     Glue Runner     Fiskars Paper Trimmer     Brads    

Scissors     Edge Punch     1″ Circle Punch     Twine     Xyron Sticker Maker     Bone Folder    

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Top 3 March Craft Discounts!!

If there’s one thing I love more than craft shopping, it is craft shopping with huge discounts, sales, coupons, and promo codes!! And that is exactly what I am bringing to you today! I will also have these deals listed over on my Giveaways & More page and will update that page with even more deals soon, so check back often! Deals are listed in random order… see all of the bargains below! ↓ ↓ ↓

Deal #1: Cricut’s March Mystery Box!

marchWant to get all new, unreleased digital content from Cricut’s March Digital Mystery Box?! You will get $79.95 worth of digital content for only $29.99! This content is for Cricut Design Space and only available through this March Digital Mystery Box!! To get all the details, click HERE. This box is only good through March 7th! There will be 3 other Cricut Mystery Boxes coming out in March, so be sure to check my Giveaways & More page for updates throughout the month!

Deal #2: FREE Shipping at Cricut!

fsFor the ENTIRE month of March, Cricut is offering FREE shipping with code MYSTERYMARCH. There are tons of great deals available at Cricut… from licensed designs to vinyl, cardstock, and everything in between – there’s so many inspiring must-have tools for your next project! Take advantage of this offer!!

Deal #3: Cricut Explore One Machine SALE!

e1Now through March 31st, the Cricut Explore One Machine is on SALE!! This amazing, versatile machine normally retails for $249.99 but is now marked down to only $179.99 – plus, you can also take advantage of the above-mentioned deal for FREE shipping!! Pretty cool, huh?! Click HERE to shop now!

I hope you can take advantage of these amazing discounts! And remember, I always keep the Giveaways & More page updated with current content, so BE SURE to check that page often for coupons, giveaways, challenges, and freebies!

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How To Decorate a Planner (For Beginners)

20160920_232125-copyIf you are into crafting, you have most likely heard the buzz about planning in a planner. It is a form of art that has carried over into your everyday planning calendar! Being an avid crafter, I just had to try this – but didn’t want to invest in an expensive planner just in case it wasn’t my proverbial “cup of tea”.

My recommendation for beginners is to purchase an inexpensive pocket planner/calendar at the dollar store and try it first, on a smaller scale. If you love it, you can go on to purchase a larger planner. But if it isn’t for you, then you haven’t invested much so it’s no loss, really.

Under the video below, I will also provide a list of supplies you could use as well as a link to the FREE paperclip bow template provided by Megan Marshall with Little Hot Tamale. You can check out her YouTube channel also.

Again, don’t be discouraged if your first layout isn’t perfect. It takes practice and a lot of trial and error to see what you like. If you click on the video below, you’ll notice that I did a couple of layouts myself, since I wasn’t entirely pleased with the results of my first “go” at it. I’m a newbie at this too and still working to get a result I love. The video posted below is meant to give you some ideas and inspiration to get started. Let your imagination and creativity flow! 🙂

 

Supplies List:

Link to FREE printable bow template is found HERE.

Pocket Planner     Colored Pencils     Planner Stamps     Ink Pad     Acrylic Block    

Washi Tape     Stickers     Scissors     Zig Glue Pen     Cardstock     Jumbo Paper Clips   

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