Alisa Bangerter

Alisa Bangerter

It’s that time of year again. With school fast approaching, there are registrations to send in, clothes to buy and supplies to find. I’m always amazed at the great deals you can get on school supplies, as stores try to lure you in with the hopes you purchase other items there. I have seen school supplies for a few cents each. What a deal!

What do school supplies being on sale have to do with paper crafting? A lot! Many school supplies are perfect for you paper crafted projects and for embellishments on mass-produced cards for swaps. Some items that I always like to stock up on, and work great in paper crafting are:

  • Lined notebook paper
  • Wood rulers
  • Wood pencils
  • Paperclips (these come in lots of fun colors!)
  • Staples
  • Brads
  • Markers
  • Glitter glues
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored pencils
  • Gel pens
  • Colored tape
  • Lined note cards
  • Composition notebooks
  • Pocket folders
  • Spiral mini notebooks

With the economy now, I’m always looking for a great deal. Look at the card I made with lined notebook paper, brads and a wood pencil. I just added some whimsical chipboard letters, ribbon and silver Glimmer Mist. A quick and easy back to school card was made just like that!

So make sure to keep an eye open for those unique school supplies you can stock up for yourself while you’re shopping for the kids.

Happy paper crafting from A-Z!
Alisa, Paper Crafts Pro

P.S. Kelly told me she has some leftover paper from Imaginisce’s Teacher’s Pet collection. Leave a comment telling me your favorite school supply and I’ll pick five winners to receive an assortment of school-themed paper, as well as some jewel brads from American Crafts. All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Thursday, August 6.

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