It's Back to School Time with the Authentique Design Team!

 We know that for some, school has already started, and for others, school will start soon. Over at Authentique, we value education and love preparing for the start of school. Today, we have a few projects to inspire you to craft before the kiddos leave, or while they are away, learning new things.


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STUDIOUS DESK ORGANIZER by Pam Bray
Hi Authentique Fans!!! Pam here today! Are you anticipating that first day of school? I thought it would be a wonderful idea to welcome the teachers back with a fun Studious Desk Organizer. It is really super easy to create. You will need a 5" x 7" photo frame, some chipboard, adhesive and random embellishments to decorate with.
The note book that fits is placed inside the organizer box is 4 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" long. The inside pages are made from copy paper and are just a tad smaller then the book cover. Tie page inserts inside decorated book cover with ribbon. They are easy to replace as teacher needs new inserts.


Supplies:
Authentique Studious Collection, 5" x 7" Photo Frame, Chipboard, Random Metal Legs, Metal School Embellishments, Adhesive, Twine and Ribbon, Copy Paper, Chipboard


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TOOL CADDY & MATCHING NOTEBOOK by Gloria Stengel
Hello, Crafting Friends! It's Gloria here! I have a fun back-school-project to share. I don't have school-age kids any longer (and that is so hard to believe), but I still love school supplies and back-to-school sales! My youngest is in his second year of college, and informed me he did not need my help in buying school supplies or clothes! Whatever! {insert pout face}
To make myself feel better, I made this super cute tool caddy and a matching altered notebook. There is no law that says I cannot have fun school stuff on MY desk, right?! I adore the vintage images in the Authentique Studious Collection. This is an older collection, which can still be found on-line. I added a few bits of Authentique Accolade as well.
My little caddy can hold four sticky note pads, a bundle of pencils, a large bottle of glue, scissors, and pens! It's perfect for the teacher's desk, a student's desk, or even mom's desk at home! 
How fun is this altered glue bottle?! I also created a few tags which can be used as gift tags, book marks, or hold reward coupons. 
Simply covering standard sticky note pads makes them fun and interesting. And who doesn't love a freshly sharpened pencil?!
The notebook is a standard 8" x 5" notebook, but cover it with pretty paper and it becomes a something fun and personalized.

For more details and a little tutorial, visit my blog: Scraps of Life.

Authentique Supplies Used: Authentique Studious 12x12 Paper Pad, Authentique Accolade 12x12 Paper - Accolade One

Other Supplies Used: papier-mâché box, various school-theme embellishments, chipboard, wooden buttons, kraft and black cardstock, sticky-note pads, notepad, twine, letter tiles, tags, binding ring, corner rounder, various adhesives, school supplies


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BACK TO SCHOOL MINI ALBUM by Kathy Clement
Even though all my kids are grown, I still love the Back to School season!  Now that our granddaughters are being homeschooled, I can still indulge in the purchase of new school supplies without feeling guilty!


This School Days Mini Album was designed with my granddaughters in mind.  It's a great place to capture all the special moments that occur during the course of the school year.  I've combined papers and images from the Accolade, Companions and Frontier 12x12 Collection Packs along with Spectrum Cardstock in Tricycle Red, Robin's Egg Blue and Sandy Beach to make this interactive album.  I've prepared a project share video so you can see all the fun elements. I hope you enjoy!



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CUSTOMIZABLE CLIPBOARD by Heather Conklin
It's almost the start of the school for me and my kiddos this year. One thing that I am accustomed to do is take the First Day of School Pictures of my children, but really wanted something for my students at school to also use. This, and a great Tuesday Morning find of a customizable clipboard gave me the idea of creating something decorative for my classroom, that could double as a sign for my kiddos to take their own First Day of School Pictures.
The papers and stickers are all from the Accolade Collection. I really wanted to focus on graduation, so used the mortarboard side of Accolade Four and the graduation phrases side of Accolade Five.
 Each of the papers was carefully trimmed, then inked to look aged.
Since my school colors are black and gold, I used a simple satin ribbon with a button from my stash to finish this project. The best thing about the Accolade Collection is that it is neutral enough to go with any school colors. I could easily swap out the ribbon and button for any other color combination.
The printable is a free printable that I found online. I really liked the chalkboard effect and how it complemented the Accolade Collection

Supplies Used:

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We hope you enjoyed looking at our projects with us. Make sure to tag #authentiquepaper in all of your projects!

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