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!

SUPPLIES:

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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Simple Stories: Scrapping for the Fall Season with Old School and Spellbound

My favorite season is right around the corner and I just couldn’t wait to get cozy in my scrapbook room and do a little fall scrapping with the Simple Stories Old School and Spellbound collections.
HIGH SCHOOL
The Old School collection was absolutely PERFECT for these photos of my son on his first day of high school last year.
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I adore the variety of school supplies included on the Old School 6×12 Sticker sheet. I layered a composition notebook and pencil below a clock I cut out from the 3×4 & 4×6 Journaling Card Elements paper.
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I used the “school” script word as part of my title adding it on top of the ruler sticker from the 6×12 Sticker sheet. The title and photos are anchored to the page with several strips of the ABC 123 Paper.
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I also created a cluster of school supplies at the bottom of the page and accented them by cutting out the chalkboard doodled stars from the patterned side of the 3×4 & 4×6 Journaling Card Elements paper.
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Finally, I sprinkled a bit of mist around the page along with the star stickers accented with clear gems.
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GHOULS NIGHT OUT
Halloween happens to be my favorite holiday and the one where I take the most pictures, so of course I couldn’t wait to pull out a few snapshots from last year and play with the Spellbound collection!
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I love the ornate frame stickers in this collection. I chose to fill the openings with the damask pattern of the 3×4 & 4×6 Journaling Card Elements paper and add additional stickers around them to create two clusters on my page. The first cluster is at the top left of my page …
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… and the second is to the right of the photos. Both clusters include a frame, pumpkin, purple roses, word stickers, and a sprinkling of bats and purple gems to tie them in with one another.
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The other black and white elements in each cluster also tie them together, but add variety to each cluster at the same time.
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I added in a title created from purple cardstock and my electronic die cutting machine. I layered this on top of the photos and decorative elements in order to connect the grouping together.
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More purple gems are sprinkled around the black and white stickers below my journaling. It almost feels like the bubbles of a witch’s brew around the page! Spooky!
Have you started to think about what you want to be for Halloween this year?
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Thanks for coming by!
JanaBold

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Queen & Co: BYU BASKET

Roses are Red, Posies are BLUE — Using a Single Color for All of Your Page Embellishments …

Last year when my daughter graduated from high school, her work put together a gift basket for her featuring the colors of the college she would be attending the next year. All the treats they included inside were blue and white. It was so cute, and really made her feel special and loved.
As I went to scrapbook this memory, I couldn’t help but use all kinds of BLUE Queen and Company embellishments on this page … and the main focus here are the adorable blue iridescent flowers!
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I wanted the iridescent flowers to have a bit more presence so I layered them on top of blue punched flowers.
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I also added green punched leaves using the Festive Flower Builder Punch by Stampin’ Up.
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I gave the photo the “blue-treatment” by tying a blue/white baker’s twine bow around the bottom …
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… and adding Blue Dot Glitter Tape to the top!
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Another bit of Blue Dot Glitter Tape at the bottom of the page keeps your eye moving through the layout design.
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Next time you create a page, see if there is one color you can pull out to use for all of your embellishments. It will help to tie your design together and create a cohesive look.
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Blue Iridescent Flowers
Blue Dot Glitter Tape
Blue Baker’s Twine
Cardstock: Yellow, White, Navy, Green
Patterned Paper: Blue (Carta Bella Paper)
Stampin’ Up Festive Flower Builder Punch
American Crafts Flower Punch
Gray Distressing Ink
Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Happy scrapping!

JanaBold

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