Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pics and a Project

Ahhhh...school supplies! This time of year makes those of us with an office/school supply addiction salivate. To help fuel your creativity, here is a project that's perfect to use at home or in a class. Check it out!

First you need letter size manila folders--I like colored--choose what you like. You will also need 150 grit sandpaper cut to 8 x 11 inches. Open your folder and either glue or double-sided tape the sandpaper inside. I usually put it on the tab side of the folder--but be bold--do whatever you'd like! Shut the folder and press firmly to seat the tape or glue. (Please note: If you put the double-sided tape on the folder without the sandpaper and then close it, you will have a wonderful folder--stuck firmly shut! I put the tape on the wrong side of the sandpaper and then apply it to the folder--so I don't forget!)

Next: Stickers! Lots and lots of stickers! I've always loved stickers and am not ashamed to use them in my supposed adulthood! At a recent event, we made folders on the first night--to be used for the next few days in classes. Here are the results:

Sandy decorated not only her sandpaper folder but her class folder as well.

Sharon G's penchant for ladybugs is readily apparent!

Nancy was more reserved, but equally artful.

Cindy decided to take no chances--first and last name--so no one else could claim her prize!

And here is my version. 13 is my lucky number, so I used that instead of my last name because we were out of S's! Who knew we needed so many! It was a fun time, reminding us of how much fun we can have with such simple things. Join the fun and make your own. When it gets ratty, you can trash it and start over--the fun never ends!

Over the next several posts you will see what other creative things these ladies did over the course of three days. We had so much fun it should have been illegal!



P.S. I've listened to 10th Anniversary by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro and am now listening to Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb. And I'm reading Outfoxed by Rita Mae Brown.

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea!!! Will share it with the girls at the studio and also with the grandkids!!!! Thanks. Maria


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