The day after Labor Day... here on the East Coast so many schools start back today. Even though it has been years since my boys took a bus to school, our dog still gets excited when he sees a big yellow bus drive past. As someone who now drives my kids to school, I miss those days of the yellow school bus too!
Karen Foster Design recently came out with a whole collection geared to creating quick and easy school pages for preschool to fifth grade. Today I'm sharing a third and fifth grade layout and they both came together very quickly.
This layout uses the notebook paper as a background and strips of the patterned paper with rounded corners as a second layer.
Coil brads make fun (and flat!) accents on pages that already have a lot going on.
The Back to School element is a Lil' Stack sticker. The other embellishment is a punched circle of cardstock with a sticker on top as well as another coil brad.
The third grade layout is reversed - the patterned paper for the background with strips of the notebook paper as the second layer. In hindsight after looking at the photo, I wish I had matted the notebook paper strips with cardstock to help them pop a bit more (the edges of the paper were inked, but I don't think it's enough).
I really like the school themed bubble brads (also very flat). Little details like that can add a lot to a scrapbook layout.
The papers each have a coordinating sticker set. This collection would be perfect for someone that wanted to put together a cohesive-looking school album to document a child's early years. This layout is a quick, one-page highlight of Stephen's third grade year.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful September!