One of my nieces will be entering middle school this year. In an effort to sent her back to school in style, she and I worked on a few projects that will make her stand out – in a good way.
Staples had a sale on composition books – they were 10 cents each – and although they had some cool designs, we thought that we would kick things up a notch by creating a personalized note book.
Under my nieces direction, I created the graphic in Adobe Illustrator and printed it on 11×17 paper to create the back and front covers.
I ran the graphic through my Xyron sticker maker machine and attached it to the cover of the note book. (check out http://almcleary.com/blog/diy-promotional-products/ to view additional ideas and instructions). Next, I cut the paper the fit the contour of the note book and that’s it – you are ready for the first day of school.
I was having so much fun creating books for her, I decided to update a some of my old spiral note books. First, I removed the spiral binding (see instructions here http://almcleary.com/blog/diy-promotional-products/), then I print a large lower case letter a on 8.5×11 paper and attached it to the exiting cover. I trimmed the excess paper and reattached the cover.
The next note book was a more analog approach. I traced the letter a on some scrapbook paper and used my exact-o knife to cut it out. I overlayed it on some marbleized paper (that I made) and attached it to the cover of the note book.
Tell me about your Back to school projects.