Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gum Anyone?

Here in New Zealand we are only 2 weeks away from school going back.
I love the holidays spending time with the kids with no routines, lazy summer days reading, playing at the park, walking in the reserve, playing at the beach and catching up with friends and family.
On Friday we went into town a got all the school books, since then the labeller has been busy labelling pens, pencil and books etc. 
I think the labeller was my best purchase (a few years back now) for this task, it's so much easier to use the labeller to name pencils and pens. Also you can buy fabric tape for labelling uniforms and clothing etc then you iron them on.
Here's Samuel's books.
I have used 'Something Sweet' Stamp Set.
I stamped on to computer paper them covered the book with it, then covered it with clear coverseal.
There's a lot of work involved, but the end result is well worth it.
He was really thrilled with them.
I used Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Concord Crush Ink.
Here's Savannah's books.
For her books we used Christmas Wrapping Paper that we bought very cheaply after Christmas in the sales.
We have used 2 differant papers, they are beautiful papers which don't cry out Christmas. I had bought them to use a paper through out the year for birthdays etc, now I'm wishing I had bought more.
I was going to used the 'Avairy' Stamp Set, I think it would have been very stunning.
I still have Darians book's to do, I will have a detour to do, then I will be back to show you.
I will be using a Stamp Set from the Summer Mini Catalogue.
I have to go and make Darian's Birthday cake now and get in the freezer.
Bye for now.


  1. Oh Helen - they're awesome! James wanted army-style coverseal for his books.... And I'm making his birthday cake tonight, when it's (hopefully!) a bit cooler! He's 6 on Thursday. When's Darian's?

  2. Lovely covers. Really like the stamped ones best. Thankfully my years of doing book covering are over, but they look lovely.

  3. What a great idea Helen. Love the Something Sweet covered books. You are so organised.

  4. Super-duper organised young Lady!!! We have just over a week to go here across the ditch before calm rules the roost again. The books look brilliant. The kids will be the envy of all. Well done. ooxx