Hey friends, its Tuesday which means that its Katie here saying hi! Today is the first day of school for my oldest (out here in the Pacific Northwest), but that means that there are still two little ones at home. But they will be heading off to the "big" school next year.
Today's project really combines 2 occurrences that always happen in the fall. The first of course is the onset of a new school year which is where today's project stems from, the second is the onset of craft shows that are going to be cropping up especially as we get closer to the holidays.
My version of my boys' work pad is UBER SIMPLE, but that doesn't mean that you can't alter the size and add lots of fun colors and embellishments to create a very useful tool to sell at your craft shows. So lets get started.
I started with some chipboard that I already had at home, but you can use leftover cereal boxes or anything that is sturdier than regular cardstock. You can also double up on thicknesses to create something extra sturdy.
Measurements are really based on what your needs are, but for my boards I ended up with a 9x6 base... match the red cardstock to these dimensions. If they are just a bit larger its super easy to trim, especially if you are using thick chipboard.
I used a lot of adhesive and I placed it at the very, very ends. I applied it straight to the chipboard.
My next piece of cardstock is what I'm going to apply the dry erase to. I chose black because the little ones are always writing off the dry erase so I thought the black would hide it :)
The dry erase is so simple to peel off and is repositionable. That's what makes this stuff awesome and easy to work with. Cut it to any dimension and if its crooked, just lift up and re-stick.
Then just apply to any surface which in this case is the piece of cardstock.
Then just apply this piece to your base board. I used the set Imperial Monograms to label my two boards... one each for the boys.
So as I stated earlier, my versions are uber simple, but for me that is real life. I didn't want any foo foo with the boys because they will be using these to practice numbers, letters, and yes they love to draw.
BUT, imagine these all dolled up and even smaller. The perfect car mate for the kids, or a perfect stocking stuffer, or just a fun and easy little gift.
I'm a huge dry erase fan, so much easier and nicer than a chalk board and less waste than paper!
Thanks for visiting us here at Clearly iStamp and I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!