Sunday, August 7, 2011

School Days Paper Players Challenge 58

Ann gave us a doozy of a challenge this week! My nephews' birthday is next week, and he is starting kindergarten in a few weeks so I made a little First Day of School package for him!

For the backpack, composition book and pencil holder, I used the Just Add Cake DSP.  Love how the alphabet letters are perfect for a school project.  

For the composition book, I covered the front and back in the Just Add Cake DSP with a few additional layers.  I used the Billboard SIzzlets Strip Die for his name.  As a fun accent, I also cut out a circle using the Circles  #2 die from chipboard, and a B using Serif Essentials die.  I hung it on the cover using a cell phone lanyard;  he can leave it on, or take it off and hang it off something else!

The backpack is made from Baja Breeze and Just Add Cake DSP and the top and front are held shut by velcro.  You can find the instructions on SCS under!

Last, but not least, the pencil case is made from Baja Breeze and Just Add Cake DSP.  The stamp set I used is retired, from last years Summer Mini, called First Day of School.  You can find the instructions for the pencil case Jill here!  (Yikes!  The post shows up in my google reader from August 4th but doesn't appear to be on her blog??  If you need the dimensions, let me know and I will send them!)

Wonderful Design Team samples as always!!!  Please take a minute and check them all out...then join us!  I love seeing everyone's creations!

The Paper Players Design Team

stamps:  First Day of School (retired)
cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Just Add Cake DSP, Chipboard
inks:  Wild Wasabi, tangerine Tango
dies:  Circles 2, San Serif, alphabet


  1. So very cute!!! Just LOVE this, Lauri!

  2. Adorable project Lauri, perfect for this week's challenge! Your nephew is sure to love it...and so will all his new friends at school!

  3. Lauri what a cute set! The little backpack is adorable and the pencil case is the finishing touch. Your nephew will love it I'm sure. Hugs.

  4. Adorable project, Lauri! Love the choice of paper and all the fun details you added. I have another back to school project to make today and you have completely inspired me. Thank you! Hope today is great for you! :)

  5. Oh, this is absolutely adorable, Lauri! I know your nephew will LOVE it all! It will help to make his first day of kindergarten very special for him!

  6. Absolutely darling. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  7. That is such a cute set!!! I might have to try that backpack tutorial.

  8. Totally feel in love with this project at first sight. Wonderful job!

  9. A wonderful set of projects - I love the paper you've chosen. So bright and fun!

  10. What a fantasitc project, Lauri! I bet he will love it all!

  11. Sorry I am so late with my comment this week Lauri! Your "set" is adorable! I love that new DSP...never really noticed it until now! Your backpack is awesome...wowza...I love it!

  12. Lauri, I absolutely love your project. I usually make these things for some of my special coworkers. Love the DP and that backpack is just too sweet.


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