As the temperature outside starts to drop, back-to-school sales are starting up and the school year is just around the corner (some have even already started!). How are you going to showcase all of the different memories you make this fall? The Essentials collection has everything you need to create a classic scrapbook layout that will make all your school-related memories look vibrant and beautiful. Read on to learn how to make this Essentials school scrapbook layout and try it for yourself!
To create this layout, you will need:
- Essentials Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack
- Back to School Essentials Stickers
- 12-inch Straight Trimmer
- Tape Runner with Repositionable Adhesive
- Foam Squares
- Black Dual-Tip Pen
Step 1: Use a piece of Royal Blue Cardstock as the base for this layout.
Step 2: Cut five strips using different patterns of paper to measure 12″ x 1″. Then, take two of these strips and trim them into four sections that measure 2-7/8″ x 1″.
Step 3: Cut two smaller strips using different patterns of paper to measure 12″ x 1/2″.
Step 4: Cut another small strip of paper to measure 12″ x 3/8″.
Step 5: Lastly, cut a large strip of red patterned paper to measure 12″ x 4-1/2″.
Step 6: Adhere these strips to the base piece of cardstock as shown. Tip: Use Repositionable Adhesive to allow you to reposition the strips if needed.
Step 7: For the photo mats, cut a piece of yellow patterned paper to measure 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and a piece of blue patterned paper to measure 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Photo sizes will be (1) 6″ x 4″ and (1) 4″ x 4″. Adhere the photos to the mats and then to the layout as shown.
Step 8: For the journaling mat, cut a piece of yellow patterned paper to measure 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Use the stickers with the “favorites” prompt to journal as desired.
Step 9: Cut a piece of green patterned paper to measure 3″ x 3″ and adhere to the layout.
Step 10: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.
Back-to-school season is one of the busiest times for a scrapbooker with kids or grandkids and this layout is a guaranteed hit for starting out the new school year! What do you like about this layout? Comment below!
2 thoughts on “Celebrate a New Year with the Essentials Back-to-School Scrapbook Layout”
Your layouts are so busy. Not necessary to use everything in one layout. It makes your photos disappear into the clutter.