Monday, August 8, 2011

First Day of School Mini Book for Grades K-12

Hi Everyone and welcome to my post for the Sweet Sassy Diva Design Team today.  I am also entering this in the BBTB2 Challenge  which is to make a project with Locker Talk.   This week the challenge for the SSD Design team is to make a Back to School Project.  Back to School has always been a big deal to me first because I loved school as a kid and both my parents were teachers.  Then for 33 years I taught school so this time of year I would be scrounging for supplies for my classroom.  Well now it means I have been retired for one full year which is hard for me to believe.  I still troll the Back to School aisles and ads looking for great deals on crayons and folders.  Guess those habits are hard to break.  
So on to my project.  I decided to make a First Day of School Mini book.  I used an accordian book from Bazil  ( www.bazill ) that I got at my local scrapbook store on sale.  Here is a picture of the school stack I had.  I have seen new school stacks at Michaels recently.   
The folder opens up and each page is 4 x 6.  I made  2 x 4 pockets for the tags.  Each tag was cut with design paper to place in a pocket.  The wallet size pictures would fit on the front of the tag and the back size is blank so that info about teacher, school, etc. could be added on each one.  
The recipe for the cuts are at the bottom of the post.  

Here is the folder decorated and closed.  
Folder open and decorated.  

First day of school page and K through 2 
3rd through 6
Back side 7-10
11-12th grade and graduation 
Back to school page 
Recipe for cuts 
Recess cart- Bach to School 1 1/2 ", school house 3 3/4", scissors 2 ", crayons 2 ", ABC 2 ", book and apples 2 1/2 ", back pack 2 1/2 ", grad cap 1 1/2 " world 2 1/2 ", glue 2 1/2 ", bus 2 "
Locker Talk slide 2 1/2 ", lunch pail 2 1/2 ", first day 3 1/4"
Tags, Bags and More tags 4 1/2 "
Thanks again for joining us at Sweet Sassy Diva. 
 Also a big thank you to Bobbi Jo for these great challenges.  
  Please  come back each day this week to Sweet Sassy Diva to see all the other awesome projects the Design Team is doing for Back to School.   I would love to have you come by my blog too.  


  1. This is such a cute idea. I even have that paper pack! I might have to scraplift this if you don't mind.

  2. What a cute idea.... I love the way the paper creation opens up and each of the designs.....really really cute. Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge.

  3. Oh my gosh what a wonderful back to school project! I love the papers and all the fabulous detail! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2!

  4. This is such a great project! Thanks for playing along with us at BBTB2!

  5. OMGosh I love this back to school project Suzanne!! What a great project to keep all a child's school pics in, love love it!!!

  6. Fabulous project! Congrats on your one year retirement anniversary from teaching! I know you are having a blast! This is my 5th anniversary as a retired public school teacher! Isn't life grand!!!

  7. Great project! Love all the fun papers and details!

    Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri~abusybee

  8. Such a great project! I will definitely have to try this for the boys.

  9. Oh I absolutely LOVE this! This is my fav stack of all the school stacks so far, and I have a few, lol! Love the album and how you used the folder, great idea, I may have to try that some time! So glad you joined us over at BBTB2!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  10. isn't this the cutest 'BACK TO SCHOOL' projects!!!! YES IT IS!!!

  11. What a great idea!! Very well done, too!

  12. What a great project! My daughter would love these for the boys. I am sure that you spoil your grandkids (from one grandma to another)! I just love this! Great job!
    tfs Tami
    Tambo's Creations

  13. Love your mini book and all the details you put into it! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at BBTB2 :)

  14. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your mini book ! It is the cutest thing ever ! I know how much time you put into this - it will surely be a treasure to look back at years from now and reminisce over !!!! I am SO glad you shared your project with us at BBTB2 !!!!! Lori

  15. OMGosh! This is absolutely incredible!! What a treasure!! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!