Back to School Command Center

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner


Back to School Command Center

Mornings are so hectic in my house – it’s always a mad scramble for backpacks, books, lunches, and paperwork.


I’ve often used a “command center” to help organize our lives. This back-to-school command center creates a place for paperwork to land – ensuring that you’re never digging through piles of paper in the wee hours!


1. I started with a posterboard covered with kraft paper. You could also use a corkboard, or even just a blank space on the wall.

2. To create pockets for each category, I covered manila folders with cardstock. The Fiskars Notebook punch gives a school-themed edge to each pocket.


Each pocket measures approximately 12 inch x 9 inch.

3. Use Fiskars border punches to create a border to ground the “title” of each pocket. In this example, I used the Scalloped Sentiments border punch, and the new In Stitches border punch, then added a title with cardstock letters.


4. The new limited edition An Apple a Day squeeze punch is perfect for adding back-to-school details! I used the punch once on red cardstock, then again on green cardstock to create a realistic looking apple design.


5. Slip important paperwork into each pocket, and enjoy a little more peace in your mornings!