Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A crafty make-over of my teacher planner!

Term began last week and teaching is well underway! A week and a half in, just getting use to all my new classes and slowly learning all the new names! It's all fun! I love the standing up in front of the class and teaching, but the planning can be such a drag, so i thought i'd give my planner a crafty makeover to make it slightly more bearable!! Here's the before shot:

Quite plain and dull - i think you would agree!! And here it is after its makeover:

I'm not claiming this took forever, it really didn't - quite literally 5 minutes!! I cut a beautiful piece of 'Springtime Vintage DSP' to A4 size. I love this paper - with it's big bold design, it is perfect for covering notebooks!! I glued this paper onto the blue planner cover. I then cut little snippets of 'Pear Pizzazz', 'Rose Red' and 'Baja Breeze' 'Seaming Ribbon' and tied them around the spirals of my planner! Isn't it lovely! I've already had lots of compliments from other teaching staff at my work ... and it does make planning just that little bit more bearable!!

Now don't forget, all the 'DSP' out of the current catalogue (including 'Springtime Vintage DSP') is retiring at the end of this month - so  you really don't have a lot of time to stock up on your favourite DSP's before they're gone for good. Email me to make your order:

I've entered this project into a fewchallenges:
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Add a bow
Lollipop Crafts Challenge - Anything but a card
Quirky Crafts Challenge - Anything but a card


  1. Added your Altered book cover Amy to Quirky Craft's Challenge, thank you for joining us, don't forget to pop back this Friday or Saturday to vote for your favourites!

  2. Great job on the makeover. Looks fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts.


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