Scrapbook Blog Hop – Back to School

Hello Crafting Hugs Friends! It is September and that means its time to go back to school – whether in-person or virtually. While some of you are preparing to get the kiddos ready for their first day, others are reminiscing about those back to school days that happened not that long ago.

Here are two scrapbook ideas to capture the excitement of that first day of school of the new school year and the last day of school (graduation).

This Happy Day two page spread features Harvest Hellos stamp set, Apple Builder Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Word Wishes Dies and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

I love scrapbooking and I love being able to mix and match exciting new Stampin’ Up! products with my favorite retired products. Color coordination is super easy with our beautiful Designer Series Papers and 54 colors of cardstock. Stamps, punches and dies are great way to embellish and add interest and depth to any scrapbook projects.

Here I used two recently retired designer series papers — Festive Farmhouse DSP (cherry cobbler checked and mossy meadow striped papers) and piece of Smoky Slate script pattern paper from Neutrals DSP — both from a few years ago.

The apples from Harvest Hello stamp set were stamped in Early Espresso ink on scraps of Real Red and Daffodil Delight cardstock, and punched with Apple Builder Punch. The apple leaves were stamped in Early Espresso ink on scraps of Garden Green cardstock; and, the apple stem was punched from a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock. The Smoky Slate DSP and Pear Pizzazz banners were punched with Banner Triple Punch. The words “happy” and “day” were die cut using Word Wishes Dies and attached using my Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Tip: To prevent your fine-tip from getting clogged, immediately after use, “burp” the bottle of glue, wipe away the glue bubble from the tip using a tissue, burp several times until no glue bubble appears, insert the pin and twist the top closed.

Tip: To unclog your tip, twist off the top and heat pin with your heat tool. Carefully insert the pin a couple of times and then squeeze out some glue. If you are still having problems, remove the tip from the bottle and try inserting a long quilting needle or long sewing needle from the “glue side”. This should clear the clog. If you are still having problems, soak the tip in hot water.

Celebrate the Graduate layout features the following current catalog items: Peony Garden DSP (gray pattern paper), A Good Man stamp set, Whale Done stamp set, Stitched Shapes Dies and Stitched Stars Dies. I die cut the swirl from Stitched Stars Die set in Whisper White three times and Garden Green cardstock five times.

Tip: To simplify attaching these delicate die cuts, I placed Adhesive Sheets on the backside of the cardstock before die cutting.

I loved incorporating the following favorite retired products in to this layout: Clubhouse DSP, Large Letters Dies and Celebrate You Dies.

Notice how I used the Garden Green stars — puzzle pieced them inside Whisper White swirl die cut and embellished the retired Large Letters Dies.

On scraps of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the sentiments in Garden Green ink using A Good Man stamp set and Whale Done Stamp Set. These sentiments add the perfect touch to capturing a special day. The sentiments were trimmed to fit inside the second smallest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Next up in the Scrapbook Blog Hop is Ann Murray, from Murray Stamps, INK If you are interested in participating in future blog hops, please let me know.  We would love to have you join us!

And, please leave a comment offering suggestions for upcoming posts about scrapbook layout themes that you would like to see discussed in future scrapbook blog hops.

Until next time, sending crafting hugs and inspiration wishes for wonderful scrapbook pages!


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