#TASHToSchool2017: 3 Cute Notebook Designs

More notebooks! Simply had too many that I needed to make another post just devoted to notebooks! I do hope that you guys like the last one. If anything looked different, that’s because I was typing on my tablet, and probably will be for a little longer. Maybe a week. Enough talk. I like to keep my introductions short.

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1. Lily Pulitzer inspired Notebook

You will need a computer and a notebook or binder.

The Only Step. Go to happilyhope.WordPress.com and print of one of her binder cover printables. Glue down and rim in duct take for a smooth finish.

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2. Song Lyric Notebook

You will need a notebook, some lace or other material that is similar, cardstock paper and some sort of label.

Step One. Cover the notebook with your cardstock paper and use the material chosen above to section it off. Believe it or not, I used a drawer liner, and it worked just fine.

Step Two. Write the song lyrics in the gaps. You can write the lyrics to just one song, songs by one artist or collage a bunch of songs that you like or lyrics that you like.

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3. Sunset Quote Notebook
You will need paint inthe colors of through sunset and ocean and a notebook.

Step One. Paintthe notebook in an ombre over the top two thirds. Once that is dry, paint the ‘ocean’ with blue. Wait for it to dry, then paint on the wave crests in white.

Step Two. Once the entire notebook is 100 percent dry, write on some smart aleck quite in black Sharpe and draw some details to enhance. Because I was painting my sketchbook I wrote ‘Art does not have match your sofa’, a Suzy Toronto quote. Seal with anything you have to seal it with to finish.

Thanks for reading my blog. As usual, you can show your support by following my blog and liking my posts. I hope you enjoyed these notebooks, and also my last set, DIY Tumblr Notebooks 2017.  Hopefully next week I’ll have a full BTS post up, and some more summery stuffs well, because the summer aint over yet. Post soon,

-Tash

DIY Tumblr Notebook Designs 2107: #TASHToSchool2017

School is here. We don’t want it to happen, but unfortunately, there is nothing we can do. What we can do, however, is go back in style. Over the next few weeks, I am going to guide you through some DIYs for the Back-to-School season. From notebooks to pencilcases and hacks, I am going to make sure you are ready for whenever you go back to school. Today, I am going to show you some Tumblr inspired notebooks. Are you ready to go back to school in style?

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1. Marble Text Binder Cover

You will need a computer and a binder or notebook

Step One. Google ‘white marble background tumblr’ and copy the image into a photo editing software like Paint or Photoshop. Create black Arial text and create another block of text with the same words directly on top. Change the color to white and position so that it looks like a shadow.

Step Two. Print and glue to your notebook or binder. To finish mine, I rimmed it in a modern dogstooth duct tape.

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2. Album Cover Mini Notebook

You will need album cover printouts and a notebook

The Only Step. Go online and find pictures of all your favorite album covers. Print. Glue to your notebook. Just like with the binder, I rimmed my notebook in duct tape. Tip- For a vintage feel, print the covers in back and white

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3. Tumblr Banner and Grid Notebook

You will need a computer and a binder or notebook.

Step One. Search ‘tumlbr grid’ and copy an image into Paint or Photoshop. Then, go on a tumbler banner generator and type whatever your class is. Copy into the same document as the grid and position as you see fit.

Step Two. Print and glue to the notebook. To refine edges, rim in duct tape.
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4. Watercolor Graphic Folder

You will need watercolor paints, a Sharpie, a pocket folder and some duct tape.

Step One. Paint your blank paper in an nombre withthe watercolors. If you don’t have watercolors, simply water down acrylic paint.

Step Two. Once the paint gas dried, draw a Tumblr graphic in the middle. Tumblr PNGs are usually imperfect, so don’t worry about making it look store bought.

Step Three. Glue to the folder and rim in duct tape tosecure.

Thank you for reading my blog! Please follow my blog and like my posts to support me. It really helps and motivates me to keep going. I hope you enjoyed doing these DIY projects as much as I did and I certain lyrics hooey that it will make school better for you guys! Until next time,

-Tash

JOURNLAING: 30 Day August Challenge

After my July Journaling Challenge turned out to be a success, I’ve decided to keep going monthly with them. Sometimes, we will have a themed month, like October is all ‘Stranger Things’ prompts, most months it will just be like July. For where it says to bullet point your entire day, I think it takes up too much space, so in the future I think that I’m just going to do the morning or something like that. Here is the August printable:

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Thanks for reading my blog. The usual charade would be here. The follow and like because it supports my blog. It really does, but I’d probably keep going no matter what. So just keep reading my blog and I really do hope that you enjoy it.

-Tash

JOURNALING: 30 Day July Challenge

Journaling. Journaling is something way different from writing in a dairy. Journaling is great for people like me who suffer from anxiety, or people who don’t have anybody to talk to. Journaling can (apparently) help heal the mind and can be therapeutic. So on a whim, I decided to attempt journaling. I (obviously) DIYed a journal and Iwill share that with you later, and started writing. At the end of each entry, I put song lyrics and stickers, but you can do  whatever makes you happy because it’s your journal. If it helps, you can adress each journal entry to somebody who you would like to talk to, or you feel would listen, so my entries are to Jonathan Byers from Stranger Things. I don;t kno why this helps, but it does. I also discovered 30-day challenges that give prompts for what you are writing. I typed up the prompts i’m using this month and made a printable below for you guys!

 

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To print the prompts, right click on the image and press ‘view image’. It will open in a new tab and you can print it from there.

Thanks so much you guys for reading my blog, we are almost at 30 followers! It doesn’t sound like much, but for an almost 13 year old, it’s crazy, so thanks so much! Remember to follow my blog and i will see you soon!

-Tash

DIY Rainbow Highlighter! #LifeHack!

Who has boring highlighters? I know I do. I have a friend named Lisara who sits next to me in class. She showed me this DIY and sent me the link to the HelloMaphie video she saw that shows how to create it. So thanks to you guys for this idea. Let’s Get Started!

You will need three highlighters. One base and two other colours.

The Only Step. Uncap your base highlighter. On one side, press one of your other colours to the highlighter and let the colour bleed onto the tip of your base. Repeat with the other colour.

Please show me pictures of the DIYs in the comments so that I can see how you guys did. Please follow as well so that you don’t miss any fun filled DIYs! Keep being you!

-Tash

Happy Belated Birthday Harry Potter!

Okay, so I know that Harry Potter’s birthday was on July 31st. I was a bit late in getting a blog. But it is NEVER too late for a DIY!! I was randomly surfing the net for DIY back to school videos when I came across this one video with really cool digitally made binder covers that were modeled after YA books like Mocking Jay and A Fault in our Stars. I watched the video and thought that the DIY was soooooo cool and I just HAD to try it, so I did the cover for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and redid it for my Judo Terminology book. Here is the link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u74s4AS1bs

I really hope that you enjoy this DIY and you can use literally ANY book cover that you want for this amazing DIY. Keep Calm and Craft On!

-Tash

Six DIYs to do for the Back to School Season

When you do back to school shopping, sometimes getting the nice stuff costs too much. Today’s post is going to teach you six fun, easy, quick and affordable DIYs that you can bring with you back to school.

 

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  1. Simple Elegance Folder

For this DIY, you will need  pocket folder (or a notebook if you prefer), a Lily Pulitzer inspired cover from www.happilyhope.wordpress.com (I have included the one I used down below) and Duct Tape.

Step 1. Print off your Lily Pulitzer inspired cover and glue to your folder

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This is the one that I liked

Step 2. Cut strips of Duct Tape and stick them around the cover. To finish off, just write your name and the subject. (If you do not know what subject you will use i for, you can either leave it blank or write “notes” like I did)

 

 

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2. Creative One-Step Paper Pads

You will need a pad of paper and some cardstock (I just used an old binder divider)

The Only step. Cut a piece of cardstock that is the same size as the area you want to cover, with some extra space for the back of the pad of paper. Cover the back of the cardstock with glue and stick down

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3. Duct Tape Bookmarks

You will need cardstock, duct tape and stickers

Step 1. Cut your cardstock to a size that will fit in your book and cover with duct tape

Step 2. Decorate with the stickers

Extra Fun. Use a one hole punch to make a small hole in the top of your bookmark. Fold a piece of duct tape in half and then cut it in half again. Put the two pieces together and thread them through the small hole. use a small piece of duct tape to hold together. Trim accordingly. This creates a tassel.

BTW The books in the picture are The Salt and Pepper Chronicles #5: The Prisoners and the Paintings by David A Poulsen and Sleuth or Dare #3: Framed and Dangerous by Kim Harrington

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4. One-Step Duct Tape Pens and Pencils

You will need duct tape and pens/pencils

The Only step. Cut a piece of duct tape that is the same size as your writing utensil minus the tip. Wrap around the writing utensil

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5. Scrapbook Paper Notebook

You will need a sheet of scrapbook paper (if you do not have any, you can go on the Micheal’s or DeSerres websites and save pictures of their scrapbook paper and print off two pages), a notebook, cardstock, computer paper and duct tape

Step 1. Trace the outline of your notebook cover onto the back of your scrapbook paper and cut out the shape. Glue to the front of the notebook and cut off the excess paper

Step 2. Cut out to rectangles from cardstock. One should be able to fit inside the other while leaving a clean border around it. Glue them together and then on to the notebook. Write either your subject or “notes” on the inner rectangle

Step 3. Open your notebook and glue in a piece of white computer paper. Trim off the excess. Glue another piece of scrapbook paper the width of your notebook across the bottom. Only put the glue around the three outside sides to make a pocket inside

Step 4. Stick strips of duct tape along the spiral to give it the look of a Composition Notebook.

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6. Motivational Folder

You will need a pocket folder, scrapbook paper (if you do not have any, you can go on the Micheal’s or DeSerres websites and save pictures of their scrapbook paper and print off two pages), colored paper and a bunch of motivational sayings that you have printed off

Step 1. Glue your scrapbook paper to the folder. Cut a shape out of your coloured paper and glue to the center. In it, write your name and either the subject or “notes”.

Step 2. Glue your motivational sayings all around the folder in a collage format. Some of the sayings I included are Whatever you decide to do, Make sure it makes you happy and a J.K Rowling quote that says Anything is Possible if you hve enough nerve.

That is all i have for now, but stay tuned for more DIYs coming soon and hit that follow button!

-Tash