Cute Accents for School-Themed Scrapbook Pages

by Mou Saha

 

 

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Back to School  by Lynn Ghahary, as seen in the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes.

 

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"Bb" Is for Backpack. Here's how to paper-piece a custom backpack accent for your layout, courtesy of Lynn Ghahary.

1. Find a clip art image of a backpack with bold lines and distinctive areas. Save the JPG to your computer, and open it in your photo-editing software.

2. Resize the image to suit your project. Print on several different colors of paper.

3. Cut entire image from one piece of paper. Cut backpack sides, front flap, and tab closure each from a different printed papers. Attach the smaller pieces to the full image. 

 

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"Pp" Is for Pencil. Here's how you can make a paper-pieced pencil like the one Lynn used to hold her page title.

1. Find a clip art image with bold lines and distinctive areas. Save the JPG to your computer, and open in your photo-editing software.

2. Adjust to the image size for your project, and print on yellow, cream, and pink patterned paper.

3. Cut out the entire yellow pencil, and set it aside. Cut the "eraser" from pink patterned paper, and adhere to yellow pencil. Cut pencil tip from cream patterned paper, and adhere to yellow pencil. Add your title and adhere it to your project using dimensional adhesive.

 

Learn more! Get more great ideas for back-to-school page accents and gifts in the "Back to School in Style" article, featured in the September 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

 

 


 

 

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cute idea but is it practical?
I'm wondering how practical this is, considering most of our pages are in page protectors. How would one read this cool little mini-album when it's behind a page protector?

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