I had time to sneak one more project in... my son and I created this summer reading log featuring the watermelon from Doodle Charms.
I cut the watermelon from Doodlecharms at 4". My son helped design and assemble his reading log. He chose paper from my scrap bin - the red black and shimmery green watermelon rind are all scraps. The yellow stars background paper is unmarked but came from the loose paper racks at Joanns.
Here you can see the green watermelon rind, it's shimmery green and that doesn't photograph too well but it looks terrific in person. We added some Glossy Accents to the seeds and I added the white gel pen stitches. The watermelon is attached with two Action Wobbles and it looks so cute! :)
We added some red and white bakers twine and a red button too. You can see the stars on the background paper here. My son told me he wanted yellow paper with stars and I found this paper for him in my stash! Just perfect.
We printed the title directly on the yellow star layer. Bryce picked Kristen ITC font (30 points). I added a green outline to the black letters and Bryce really wanted a shadow layer so we added that too.
Here is the inside of the reading log. I've included a PDF file so you can download it for free and make your own (or create one with your child). I used a saddle stapler to bind Bryce's reading log, but you can lace it, use a Bind-it-all, Cinch binder etc.
Here's a close up of the reading log pages. You can see I just used some 20 lb printer paper for our pages (you can see the backside bleeding through a little) but you could used heavier paper if you wish.
Download this PDF to make your own summer reading log: