Back to School Stationery Tutorial

Going back to school can feel a little daunting but today, Maxine is going to show you how to create your own stationery collection that will be sure to motivate you for the exciting year ahead!


What you Need

First Edition 12 x 12 Wild Flower Paper Pad

Simply Creative Alphabet Stickers

Dovecraft Ribbon


How to Make

1. Cut a piece of First Edition Wild Flower paper down to 30cm x 25cm to fit the back of the frame. Adhere with Dovecraft Perma Fix Tape.


2. Cut a piece of Wild Flower paper down to 25cm x 30cm. Then, measure 21cm down from the top of the sheet, score and fold.  With the fold at the top, adhere the other 3 sides to the back of the frame. Leaving the top open. TIP – adhere the pocket 10 cms from the top to stop things slipping too far down.


3. Cut a complementing piece of Wild Flower paper down to 25cm x 30cm score and fold in half. Adhere the 3 sides onto your frame as before.

back_to_school_stationery_3.jpg4. Cut a third piece of Wild Flower paper down to 25cm x 16cm score and fold in half. Adhere the 3 sides as before. Place the back into the frame.


5. Use the Simply Creative Foam Alphabet letters to create the words, ‘To Do’, ‘Important’ and ‘Super Important’. Adhere to the pockets, on the left hand side.


6. Make some co-ordinating paper clips by adding ribbon to the top of a clip. Now your board is ready to add your important notes!

back_to_school_stationery_10.jpgYou could also die cut a selection of the faces from the First Edition Emoticon dies set onto coloured foam and create fun pencil toppers! (perfect for any mood!)


Or you could create a simply box design with the Wild Flower paper pad. Inside you could create smaller boxes to create compartments for all of your smaller stationery goodies! (And keeps everything in one place, nice and organised!)

back_to_school_stationery_7.jpgGoing back to school is the perfect opportunity to delve into new stationery and this collection of ideas is super simple to make and will definitely keep you on track! How will you use Maxine’s tutorial? We would love to see so don’t forget to #trimcraft when uploading to social media and to share your makes in the Inspiration area!


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