Back to School with Solange!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello, Solange here!
Today is the first day of school in France, and I thought it would be a good idea to make a new set for my desk, because I use so many notebooks!

Here, the weather is still nice, but you can already feel some changes... Fall is not that far! And I wanted a color palette with this feeling, between summer anf fall.
When I found this collection by Basic Grey, I was very happy, and I knew that I wanted to highlight the subtle touches of purple... So I decided to use some hearts stamps by Elle's Studio with purple ink.

Embellishing these notebooks was really easy, because I simply stuck patterned paper on it, without bothering about the binder: I added some ribbon along it and that's all!

I also made a sticky notes holder:

To create an harmony between all the elements, I used the same yellow twine, the same heart stamp and the same folded music heart.

I embellished the bigger notebook with an alphabet cut from my favorite patterns of the collection, and I outlined each letter (with a black pen first, then with a white pen).

This folded music heart is really easy to make: first I stamped a music pattern on thin white paper (using a KaiserCraft stamp). Then I cut 3 hearts. Finally, I layered them and I stitched them on the middle.

You could also use a text stamp, cut butterflies... The sky the limit!


4 Responses to “Back to School with Solange!”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors!!!!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful and awesome set Solange!
WTG!!!!! said...

such a cute setup.. sorry so late posting a comment

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Now these are super cute! Think I am going to have to copy these!