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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Schoolhouse Matchbook Notebook for Back To School Teacher Gift

Hi Dandi Crafters! Today I am showing off this is oh so cute little schoolhouse shaped matchbook notebook. How cute is this!??! Too cute. Over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog they are having a Fantabulous Cricut Crawl: Button Up For School! I have been meaning to participate in a challenge over there for sometime but I have been so busy, but I decided to sit down and create a project to enter so I could participate. To participate you have to make a school themed project, use a Cricut cut, and include a button somewhere in the project.

I decided to make another matchbook notebook. I had so much fun making the last one. This one is shaped like a schoolhouse. The notebook stands about 3.25 inches high and 2.75 wide. I designed a little school house in my favorite image editing program Paint Shop Pro. I used Sure Cuts Alot to cut out the little schoolhouse and all the school embellishments. I had so much fun decorating this little school house. It is a bit difficult to tell, but the roofs are on pop dots, as is the bell. Look at the bell it has a tiny button for the bell clapper. It add so much whimsy to it. I also cut open the tiny school house doors too. I then added faux stitching for more fun!

If you pop it open you can jot down your little notes. The paper is shaped like a school house too. The matchbook notebook holds about 50 pieces of paper. I love how the paper turned out too. It has little apples all over it, so much fun. I had the pattern sitting on my computer for sometime and thought it would be perfect for this project. All the little pages are perforated for easy tear and share notes.

The reason the pages have apples all over them is to continue the apple theme that is on the back. Nothing says back to school like an apple. The apple cut is from the Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms. I LOVE that apple. It is just the most darling apple. The apple pattern paper is by Cupcake Cutiees and is paper I had left over from this project. I also decorated the back with some green grosgrain ribbon and some little red bling.I think the back is almost as cute as the front. Make sure you pop over to the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl: Button Up For School to see all the great enteries.


AmandaB said...

Awww, what a super cute mini note pad.. Thanks for sharing..


Sherri said...

Great project....and nice job on that white stiching!

Thanks for crawling with us!

DORCAS said...

I love this! Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

Tazza said...

Super cute mini note pad! Perfect tiny details... LOVE it!

Candace Pelfrey said...

I love it Dardi!!! Love the color, the faux stitching, everything!! Great job! Thanks for joining us at FCCB! :)

PenLight said...

Great project....and nice job on that white stiching!

Thanks for crawling with us!

Lori (THCEO) said...

That's so cute and unique! Thanks for joining us on the Crawl! :)

Michelle said...

what a cute little school house, great job !thanks for participating in our blog hop challenge !!!

Kate said...

This is so sweet. What a clever idea! I love the pen detailing you added to the front. Looks SO sharp!
Thanks for joining the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl!

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