Monday, August 16, 2010


WARNING: this post is picture heavy. I have also included the link for two tutorials/templates for some of the items that I made for this set.

Our niece Alyssa is getting ready to enter the first grade next week so I whipped up this back to school set for her that has a little touch of the summer that is nearly over. Altered composition notebook using "Hula Anya" from The Greeting Farm and paper from Flair Designs. The palm tree is a laser die cut from Deluxe Cuts.

Pencil box covered with the same paper mention above, decorated with ribbon and Hawaiian Paradise Stand-Out stickers from Provo Craft. The pencil box template is from the PCP 3D challenge "slide top pencil box" and can be found here.

Altered Altoids tin, which I spray painted, covered with the same paper and stickers as above. Inside the tin is a little surprise.

The tin holds fridge magnets that I made for Alyssa's mommy to hold all of her papers and wonderful art work that I know she will be bringing home. In keeping with the summer theme I used Hula Anya and Surfer Ian for the magnets. They are such a cute couple.

Here is a pic with the magnets out of the tin and separated. Kim over at the Club Anya & Friends blog, posted a tutorial on how to make these. Check out the link here. Her magnets are just adorable and she gives great directions on how to make them. They are super easy!! I have plans to make several sets for Christmas as stocking stuffers.

Last and finally is a altered Frap bottle that I stuffed full of little school supplies for Alyssa. The whole set was easy to make and I was able to make everything with one piece of card stock and one piece of patterned paper.


  1. REALLY adorable set! Love the Hawaiian theme and all the fun colors, she will just LOVE this :0)

  2. What a darling Back to School set!! The little notebbok is too the palm tree!!

  3. It's all so cute!

    I love the magnet idea!

  4. This is so cute and thoughtful, you've got to be her favorite aunt! Such a clever idea and a perfect theme! Amazing job!

  5. Oh what an adorable back to school set its so cute.

  6. Your back to school collection is adorable. How clever to give the magnets to "mom" for her future artwork. Great idea.

  7. You ROCK! An absolutely adorable and creative set!! I love those magnets..what a great idea!! Will definitely have to file all these tutorials and templates away for later use..thanks for sharing!!