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School Bell Ring | Francine Clouden

School Bell Ring | Francine Clouden

12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Scenic Route, Cosmo Cricket) + letter and number stickers (American Crafts, Doodlebug, Making Memories) + vinyl letter stickers (American Crafts) + ruler sticker (Collage Press) + sheer scallop (Maya Road) + journaling tag (Adorn It)

A Note From Francine

The title of the page is taken from a West Indian nursery rhyme. These photos of my sister and I were taken in 1979 when I was 11 and she was 8. I had just entered secondary school and was so excited!


1. The design with the alphabet was inspired by an image I saw in an art book.

2. I paper pieced the school bell by downloading a clip art image, resizing it in my photo editor, and cutting it into pieces to use as a template. Here is the link if you’d like to use it (When I was at primary school we actually had a bell just like that to signal the end of class periods!)

3. I opened out a mini envelope to use as a template to make the envelope from patterned paper. I tucked a tag with the journaling inside.