Schoolhouse Planner

By  Debby Forshey-Choma 

size: 7-1/2"x9-3/4"

  • Schoolhouse Planner


  • Journal, 7-1/2"x9-3/4
  • Cork sheet, 8-1/2"x11"
  • Light basswood strip, 3/16"x6-3/4"
  • Light plywood strip, 6"x12"
  • DCWV print paper: The Grade School Stack
  • Royal Rub-on Transfers: School Sentiments
  • Offray Ribbon: Measure Up, 20" length
  • Index tabs


  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Napthol Red, Slate Grey, Snow White
  • Ellison Sizzix Machine and Dies: Seasonal Set, Fun Serif Uppercase Alphabet Set, Lollipop Punctuation Set
  • Cotton-tip swab
  • Craft glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Measure and cut 5-1/2"x6-3/4" rectangle from blackboard print paper. Glue rectangle on front of journal.
  • 2. Use machine and alphabet dies to cut "A" and "+" from plywood sheet.
  • 3. On covered work surface, paint "A" and "+" Napthol Red. Let dry. Glue "A+" on blackboard.
  • 4. Use liner brush and Snow White to paint "teacher" below A+. Let dry.
  • 5. Measure and cut 4"x7-3/4" rectangle from cork sheet. Glue cork rectangle on bottom of journal.
  • 6. Use machine and Apple and leaf die to cut shapes from diamond-print paper. Glue apple on bottom of cork rectangle. Let dry.
  • 7. Follow manufacturer's instructions to transfer "learn definition" rub-on transfer onto bottom of cork rectangle.
  • 8. For chalkboard ledge, paint basswood strip Slate Grey. Let dry. Glue strip between blackboard and cork sheet. For chalk, cut cotton-tip swab handle into three pieces. Glue chalk on ledge.
  • 9. For journal back cover, measure and cut 7"x9-3/4" rectangle from diamond-print paper. Glue rectangle on back of journal.
  • 10. Measure and cut two 10" measuring-tape print ribbon lengths. Glue ribbon lengths on front and back of journal spine.
  • 11. Attach index tabs inside journal.
  • Tip
  • 1. Staying organized is fun with this journal! Or use as a daily "reminder" journal to list important information pertaining to your class or students!