The Fruit Pixie has some great paper collections and it is always so difficult to choose but I thought the new Nostalgia collection by Ruby Rocket was so bright and fun it was ideal for this back to school journal.
As the base for the album I used one of the Kanban mini albums, they are sturdy and come with the book rings, I just cut some copy paper to fit for pages. I used the Eco Friendly inks to colour the tabs. The Fruit Pixie has 3 tabbed style Kanban mini albums to choose from and they are great value for money.
The Fruit Pixie does wonderful button collections for £1, you never know what you will get but they are always lovely buttons. I hot glued some of them onto colourful paper clips and popped them in the pocket.
You can add anything you like to make it personal to the person you are giving it to.I used the collection pack, there are wonderful bright papers, all double sided, two of each design and 2 sheets of the collage elements as well as stickers and chipboard pieces. I only used 2 pieces of the paper and a sheet of collage elements so have lots left for other projects.
Who ever you make this for, whether they are back to school or starting collage or sixth form I am sure this will brighten up their day.