Tuesday, August 27, 2019


School is starting and I am all set in my red Ladybug Daily Doodle. As a teacher, I love the School Days collection. Today, I am sharing how I made some paper pads to go along with my planner. They are great for tucking inside a pocket. They also make great Back to School teacher or student gifts. Best of all, they are really easy to make. Let me show you how.
To create the pads. I cut a piece of patterned paper to 3 by 8 inches. I folded them in half so my pads are 3 by 4. I cut some white paper slightly smaller and folded it, then tucked it inside. Next, I stitched along the top, about 1/4" from the top. If you don't have a sewing machine, you could staple the top and cover it with washi. Then, I decorated the covers.
I finished off by adding a strip of coordinating paper to create the pencil loop. I tucked the pencil in and adhered the strip to the back flap of the pad. If you are creating a pad to tuck in your pocket planner, you might skip this last step. Here's a look at each pad.
On this one, I backed the Schoool House Doodlepop with a doily. I added some border stickers along the bottom and added the die cuts to the top. Using foam adhesive on some of the elements really gives it some good texture!
I did something similar with this pad, but instead of using a doily, I added a sticker below the bus.
This cute easel from the Odds and Ends pack is one of my favorites. I added the crayon and speech bubble. I also added the colorful sprinkles along the bottom, as I did on each of the other pads. As you can see, the pads are the perfect accessory for Back to School note taking! Thanks for stopping by!

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
School Days This and That Stickers
School Days Icon Stickers
School Days Chit Chats
School Days Good Measure Paper
School Days School Days Paper
School Days Color Me Happy Paper
School Days Paint Box Doodle Pop
School Days School House Doodle Pop
School Days School Bus Doodle Pop


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