Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School Projects

I want to welcome all my new followers to Simple Creations. I read every single sweet comment that you leave me. I love to create Cards, Scrapbook Pages, & Mixed Media with the my Cricut, Stamps, & Copic Markers. I share all the details of how I make the projects so you can make them yourself. I love inspiring others. All I ask is that if I inspire you please credit me for the original design & link my blog to your post. It's only fair to say where you saw the project first.

Today I want to share some special Back to School Projects that Provo Craft sent me to share with you. They are super cute & fun to make. Scroll down for all the instructions.

Say Thanks Card

Free-To-Rock Pencil Holder

Personalized Notebook

Say Thanks Card


1. Using paper cutter, cut kraft cardstock down to an A2 size (4 1⁄4” x 11”) and score to make card base

2. Using paper cutter, cut yellow patterned paper at 4" x 5 1⁄4" and the schooled themed pattern paper at 3 3⁄4 x 5" and adhere together.

3. Tie black ribbon around adhered sheets slightly right of center.

4. Using Recess cartridge and aqua patterned paper cut pinked circle (ribbon-s) at 5".

5. Using Cricut Essentials cartridge and rainbow patterned paper, cut one circle at 2 1⁄4”

6. Using Cricut Essentials cartridge and cream cardstock, cut one circle at 2”. Then using your black pen add pen detailing and stamp sentiment.

7. Layer circles and adhere to card.

8. Using the Recess cartridge and cream cardstock, Cut first layer of the apple out at 1 1⁄2”.Then cut the shift layer out using the green patterned paper at 1 1⁄2”. Using the layer function, cut the main portion of the apple out in the red patterned paper at 1 1⁄2”. Then using the prawn patterned paper cut out the stem by using the layer feature and the shift key at 1 1⁄2”.

9. Assemble apple and adhere to card.

 What you will need:

                Provo Craft Supplies

·         Cricut® Expression 2: Anniversary Edition

·         Cricut® Lite Recess cartridge

·         Cricut® Essentials cartridge

                Other Supplies

·         Adhesive

·         Black Ribbon

·         Paper: kraft cardstock, yellow Patterned paper, aqua patterned paper, green patterned paper, brown patterned paper, red patterned paper, rainbow stripe patterned paper, school themed patterned paper, and cream cardstock

·         Teacher themed stamps

·         Black Ink

·         Red Ink

·         Black pen

·         Paper cutter

Free-to-Rock Pencil Holder


1. Cut FREE TO ROCK. Using Rock Princess cartridge and Raven vinyl, select Phrase feature and cut one 3" . Using Rose Pink vinyl, select Phrase feature, press Shift, and cut one 3" .

2. Layer on pencil holder as shown using transfer tape.

3. Adhere ribbons around top of pencil holder as shown.

4. Adhere button to ribbons as shown.

What you will need:

                Provo Craft Supplies

·         Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter with Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentials® cartridges [290300]

·         Cricut® Rock Princess cartridge [2000372]

·         Cricut® Cuttables Vinyl, Raven [290457]

·         Cricut® Cuttables Vinyl, Rose Pink [290467]

·         Cricut® Cuttables Vinyl Transfer Tape [290519]

                Other Supplies

·         Glass pencil holder

·         Ribbon: hot pink, orange

·         Button: black and white

·         Glue gun

Personalized Notebook 


1. Cover notebook front with diagonal striped paper.

2. Cover rest of notebook with awning striped paper.

3. Cut label. Using Accent Essentials cartridge and pink cardstock, cut one 3" . Repeat cut using dark red cardstock. Adhere to notebook as shown.

4. Using letter rub-ons, spell notes and place on label.

5. Apply rub-on flowers as desired.

6. Add ribbon of your choice to side of notebook as shown.

What you will need:

                Provo Craft Supplies

·         Cricut Expression™ Personal Electronic Cutter [29-0300]

·         Cricut® Accent Essentials® cartridge [29-0391]

                Other Supplies

·         Composition notebook

·         Paper: diagonal striped, awning striped

·         Cardstock: pink, dark red

·         Rub-on letters

·         Rub-on flowers

·         Ribbon

·         Adhesive

Thank you Provo Craft for sending me these great Back to School Projects. They are great inspiration and simple to make.


  1. you are so lucky to have these awesome projects. LOVE them! love the pencil holder!!

  2. These came out really nice.
    Have a great night

    DIANA L.

  3. your thank you card is sooooo soooo sweet!!!

  4. I bought vinyl but have yet to try it...but I will! Great projects!


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