Crafter's Castle Video Hop · Taylormadecards4u Design Team

Back to School!

I love fall… and school supplies!

My favorite part of fall was “back to school” shopping. New clothes, shoes, haircut, and school supplies! When I was in elementary school in the early 80’s, we had to cover our text books. It was a creative process using brown paper bags that mom saved after grocery shopping. We weren’t really recycling, but you didn’t thrown those things away. You might need them for something!

After we covered our books, we could decorate them to our little hearts’ content! That was waaaaay before craft supplies were popular. All we had were crayons and a limited color selection of Sharpie markers 🙄.

I’m channeling my inner “grade school Wendy” and came up with a fun “back to school” book project for the Crafter’s Castle Back to School video hop, featuring Taylormadecards4u.

Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube. Be sure to read the detailed instructions in the description box below each video. There you will find the full list of hoppers and guidelines to enter for a chance to win a Taylormadecards4u Passport to School digital kit.

The hop lasts through Saturday Sept 7, 2019, giving you plenty of time to watch, subscribe and comment on all 7 designers’ videos for your chance to win!

I was inspired by Teresa Morgan’s cascading mini album, but I made a few adjustments to fit my project. I added some die cut windows in each pocket to house ATCoins that I will make to fit inside!

I am fascinated by interactive cards and books, and this one is no exception! With a gentle tug to the left, the accordion spine mechanism cascades out to reveal all the inside “pages”.

Slide the pages to the right, and they neatly fold back into a book!

The top pocket allows for easily removing the ATCoins for closer viewing!

The Passport to School digital kit has numerous backgrounds and images for decorating. The sweet image on the cover is my favorite!

If you are inspired and want to create one of these little albums for yourself, click HERE to download a free copy of the PDF file I created with detailed cutting and assembly instructions. I have also designed an SVG cut file of this project as a bonus prize. Leave a comment below for your chance to win!

Visit Monica Taylor’s blog to check out more inspiration from the Taylormadecards4u design team using the Passport to School kit and add-ons. Stay tuned for more “back to school” projects from the Taylormadecards4u design team on September 15!


Below you can find a list with all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available. Just click the static image below to be redirected to the LinkDeli product list. When the bookmarklet opens, click your favorite store link below each item. Compensated affiliate links may be used – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!

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