Hello friends! Today I'm sharing the step-by-step I created for My Creative Scrapbook of my "Back to school" layout which I made with the wonderful October Main Kit featuring the Fresh Bouquet collection from Crate Paper and one of the free subscriber cut files. I also used this month's sketch for this layout.
This is the layout I created, with a (not so recent) photo of my oldest son on his first day of school after the summer holidays.
And this is the October sketch I also used:
When I got started on my page I displayed everything I had left of the kit:
And I selected a whole bunch of my border punches:
I punched about 15 borders of approx. 0.5 and 0.75 inch wide:
I also cut the "Back to school" cut file using my Silhouette Cameo:
Next I also cut three mats for my 4" x 6" photo and chose a blue sheet of cardstock from my stash for the background:
While deciding how I wanted to build my page I came to the conclusion I wanted to separate the "Back to school" cut file. So, using a pair of scissors I just cut them apart:
The punched strips of paper I used for the top left corner. I adhered them in the order I wanted them, turned the page around and cut off the excess parts:
The photo was matted on three different pieces of paper and was placed in the bottom right corner of the layout:
I selected the die-cuts that had something to do with school, like the row of books, and placed these around the photo. I also added the two parts of the "Back to school" cut file; one on the photo and one behind it.
Next I got my sewing machine and stitched around my page:
I also stitched on other places of my layout, like here over the cut file:
And I stitched above the photo:
And here over one of the die-cuts:
I added a few lines of handwritten journaling and a few drops of silver colour mist and I was done!
I really loved working with this kit! I had so much fun creating this page! For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website
and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery
Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a happy day!