Echo Park Paper: Back to School

I love the fall and everything that goes with it … including Back to School! The minute the notebooks and crayons hit the store shelves I get giddy! In addition to collecting office supplies this time of year, I also love to stock up on school-themed scrapbook supplies like the new Echo Park Paper Back to School collection! Swoon!
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I have school albums for each of my kids with a tabbed section for each grade. At the beginning of the section I always place a page featuring the pictures we take on the first day of school.
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I grouped the close-up shots for this page on a block of black and white composition book patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad. A strip featuring lots of school words from the Border Strips paper runs down the left side of the page.
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I used a notebook patterned card from my stash for the journaling and then grouped all of the school supplies stickers at the bottom. Of course I had to add a paper clip!
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I cut the title out on my Silhouette Cameo machine using the Ebony Black Felt Cardstock. I love how dark the black of this cardstock is. It makes such crisp, beautiful images on a page. The title is backed with a large circle cut using a wood pattern from the 6×6 paper pad.
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I used the Prize Ribbon Die Set, to add the grade level to the bottom right corner of the larger photo. I layered together two of each of the pinked circles and ribbon tails for more dimension and interest. I used the star from the die set to add bright, yellow stars around the page.
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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you to create a fun page for your children’s school album.
SUPPLIES:

Cut File: “Back to School” by Skyla Design
(#267309 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Enjoy your weekend!

JanaBold

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American Crafts: Elementary School Mini Album

Ever since the Shimelle Box of Crayons collection came out I have been wanting to create a school-themed mini album with it. My daughter is graduating from Elementary School this year, and so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to create an album using her photo from the first day of school each year. It’s so much fun to see my daughter’s growth from year-to-year all in one place!

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I created the page using my Silhouette Cameo 3 electronic die cutting machine and the cardstock from the Shimelle 12×12 Project Pad. Each year has its own tab and is labeled with a mini tile letter sticker from the Alphabet Stickers Folder.

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Each page is decorated with papers from the Box of Crayons 6×6 paper pad. I then fussy-cut several journaling shapes from the 6×8 Writing Pad to use as layers behind the photo for each year. The long crayons at the bottom of each page are also from the 6×8 Writing Pad.

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I sized the photos so that four of them would fit on a 4×6 print … this was the perfect size to fit inside the frame die from the Animation Small Die Card set by Motion Crafts.

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I had so much fun decorating each page with various stickers from both the Project Pad and the Cardstock Stickers sheet. I mixed in Enamel Dots and gold paperclips (from the Office Bucket Accessory Set – Gold and Black) for added dimension.

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My daughter loves her little book! It was the perfect way to commemorate her Elementary School years! This type of project would be a fun keepsake for a graduate as well.

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SUPPLIES:

Cut File: “5×7 Horizontal Monthly Album” by Carina Gardner

American Crafts Office Bucket Accessory Set – Gold and Black
Cut File: “5×7 Horizontal Monthly Album” by Carina Gardner (Design #72261 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Thanks for coming by today!
JanaBold

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Bella Blvd: Back to School Page Inspired By the Iconic Apple

Happy Friday, friends! I have always loved the feeling of going back to school! The freshly sharpened pencils, the new box of crayons with their perfect points all lined up in beautiful rows, new clothes and shoes, seeing friends, and the feeling of a fresh start.

Today I am up on the Bella Blvd blog with a Back to School page about my son. I decided to use the iconic school symbol … the apple … as inspiration for my color choices.

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I love the simple colors of an apple … the red of its shiny skin, the green of the leaves, and the black of the stem. I found this beautiful image of an apple on pinterest HERE to get me started.

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I lined the photos up in a single row in the center of the page, with a block of the Football Throw It paper in the center, cut to the same size of the photos. I decorated this block with Oh My Stars star paper pieces and used an Oh My Stars gift tag for the journaling.

The photos and journaling block are then anchored together with three rows of border stickers from the Soccer Fundamentals Stickers.

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Along the top of the photos is where I placed the title; using the “New” acrylic word along with alphabet letter stickers from the Soccer Fundamentals sticker sheet and Tiny Text Pumpkin Spice Stickers.

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I decorated the centers of the two letter “O”s with a couple of star die cuts, a button tied with twine, and a clear enamel sticker (Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Shapes). The green arrow and circular star stickers add a bit of fun to the title as well.

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With my design centered in the middle of the page, I felt like it needed to be framed a bit. I decided to “bookend” the top and bottom of the design with strips of the Oh My Stars McIntosh Stars paper with its clean and simple plus pattern. I then used the Stampin’ Up Border Ticket Tear punch to add a decorative strip of black cardstock below the top patterned paper strip.

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Next time you sit down to scrapbook a page, try using the colors of a simple icon or image to guide your color choices. It was a lot of fun!

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OTHER SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: White, Black
Bella Blvd. Tiny Text Pumpkin Spice Stickers
Metallic Enamel Shapes (Stampin’ Up)
White Button/White Crochet Twine
Border Ticket Tear Punch (Stampin’ Up)
Silver Brad
Black Journaling Pen
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors

Have a great weekend!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Back to School

Get more mileage out of your summer paper collections by using them for projects outside of the season. Today I’m sharing a Back to School layout created with the
Under the Sea collection on the Echo Park Paper blog.
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I adore using clever puns and a play on words in my scrapbooking, so when I was challenged with creating a Back to School project I couldn’t help but think of the “school” of fish waiting for me in the Under the Sea collection.
I knew right away that I wanted to incorporate a school of fish in a band surrounding my page title. I used a band of Aquatic Fun Paper to set the scene and then built my title on top of it. I die cut the word “school” using my Silhouette Cameo machine and then used letter stickers (Birthday Wishes – Boy collection) to spell out the rest of the phrase.
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I then added several of the fish from the Elements Sticker Sheet all around the title phrase, popping them up with foam squares for a bit of dimension.
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I used the pennant stickers from the Sticker Sheet to create a banner across the top … I love how the triangle and half circle pennants fit on top of the coordinating scallop pennants for a layered look!
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In the top right corner of my page design I added information about the photo, layering them on top of a couple of die cuts from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack. The cloud die cut mimics the die cut clouds (Under the Weather Metal Die Set) on the other side of the page.
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The primary colors of the Under the Sea collection were a perfect for scrapping these photos of my daughter on her first day of 3rd Grade, and the fish were a delightful twist to the typical pencils and crayons you see on Back to School pages. I loved shaking it up a bit this time!
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I hope this has inspired you to take a second look at your paper collections to see if you can use a play of words or a clever pun to use them outside of their intended purpose.
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

Birthday Wishes – Boy Alphabet Sticker Sheet
Under the Weather Die Set

School Journaling Script Title Cut File by Jamie Koay (Design #85684)
White Crochet Twine
Sewing Machine/White Thread
Heart Punches: Fiskars, Stampin’ Up
Lt. Brown Distressing Ink
Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Happy Creating!

JanaBold

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