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Hello Homework Back-to-school Personalized notebook with Cricut

Lets get crafty with this back-to-school Cricut machine project. Make a Hello Homework personalized notebook. Instead of buying expensive paper products for school, how about buying the basic items and personalizing with fun designs you've made with your Cricut machine. You can mix and match your favorite paper colors, add designs you love and create it all at home for less than the high priced items at the store! I designed this homework notebook using a 97¢ mini notebook that I decoupaged custom art to.

Personalized Homework Notebook made with Cricut and designed by Jen Goode
Personalized Homework Notebook made with Cricut and designed by Jen Goode

Today I'm sharing this project along with my Cricut Team 5 for the Design Star Challenge round 2. We had the option of creating something that is either fashion or gear related – so we decided on back-to-school gear. And guess what… oh yes! I'm going to show you how I created this personalized notebook so you can make it too. Let's say it together… YAY!!

You don't need much to personalize your own school supplies. Using the Cricut, you can cut more complicated design with ease. I designed all of the art I used and the Cricut not only cut the designs, but also drew all the line art. You can create lovely school items as simple or as complex as you'd like. for this project I choose to decoupage the paper designs to the notebook, but you could also adhere the cut designs using any kind of adhesive you prefer. I like the idea of coating the paper with Mod Podge for extra wear and tear protection.

Create a personalized notebook with art by Jen Goode and your Cricut Explore
Create a personalized notebook with art by Jen Goode and your Cricut Explore

Materials you need:

  • Cricut machine with midnight black pen
  • Small notebook
  • Cardstock
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Glitter glue
Add some sparkle with glitter glue to finish off your personalizing
Add some sparkle with glitter glue to finish off your personalizing

How to make a Hello Homework notebook with your Cricut:

  1. Create the Cricut cut art. Upload the Hello Homework design file to your Cricut design space. Cut the design on a thick white cardstock. Remove all the cut pieces.
  2. Coat the cover of your notebook with Mod Podge using the paintbrush. Carefully place the art cut pieces where you'd like on the notebook. Using the end of the paintbrush, carefully press the designs in place. Allow to dry. Optionally, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the entire cover of the notebook, including the art cuts. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Apply glitter accents to finish the look using glitter glue. I used Martha Stewart gold glitter glue – the tip of the glue tube is nice and small, so I was able to add smaller details of glitter to my personalized notebook. Allow to completely dry before using.
Coat notebook with Mod Podge
Coat notebook with Mod Podge
After applying cut art, coat with Mod Podge again
After applying cut art, coat with Mod Podge again
The Mod Podge adds a neat brush stroke texture to the cover
The Mod Podge adds a neat brush stroke texture to the cover
Add glitter details
Add glitter details
Cut Cricut Art designed by Jen Goode
Cut Cricut Art designed by Jen Goode

download this art by Jen Goode

Download the Hello Homework SVG file

You can download and use the art I created for this project – for FREE for a limited time. Just save this SVG file to your desktop and then upload as an SVG to your design space account. I hope you love it!

Let's Make Some More Cricut Creations!
Now that you're excited about creating custom back-to-school gear. Check out what the rest of my team mates made. So many great ideas, let's get creating!



I hope you enjoy it! If you use it, I'd love to hear about it!

Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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1 thought on “Hello Homework Back-to-school Personalized notebook with Cricut”

  1. I haven’t figured out how to cut and write at the same time. When I put in a design it won’t let me choose both cut and write. For example, I added text to a square that I wanted cut out, but it only outlined the square with the pen after putting in the words. I also have trouble with the Explore cutting or writing above the mat line even when I am holding the mat tight to the rollers.

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