Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Teacher's Helper

Hello there, it's Becky with you this afternoon. Teacher's Helper, that's what I was yesterday! My sister, Jennie, teaches second grade. She is one of the most creative and crafty people I know. So when she called me, asking for help, Thursday night I was shocked! She was working on her lesson plan book and I guess the kind you buy at the teacher's store are pretty ugly. Jennie decided to make her own but needed a bit of help with the cover. The inside pages, which are her actual lesson plans, measured 8 1/2 by 14" long. We trimmed the black patterned paper to 8 1/2 inches wide and then tacked on a piece of cream patterned paper at the end to make up the rest of the 14". To help hide the seam, we trimmed a piece of red card stock to 1" by 8 1/2" and punched one edge with the Upper Crest Punch.
Across the end, we added cream colored numbers, matted on black card stock, which were cut out from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge. Jennie placed the numbers, using a ruler, so they'd be nice and straight.

She's going to take the front and back cover we made and have the laminated and bound at Kinko's with the lesson plan insert pages. Pretty cool, huh? Hope you have a great night.

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