After a one month layoff, we are excited to welcome Christi back. We are really excited about the way her project turned out. Remember that you can download the SVG for this back to school scrapbook layout project at the bottom of the post. You can use SVG files to cut, draw, etc. using electronic cutting machines.

completed project: back to school scrapbook layout

Hello CraftDirect readers! Christi from Scrapping for Tranquility, here. I'm stopping in to do a Back to School post. Can you believe it? WHERE DID THE SUMMER GO? Seems like yesterday, the kids just got out of school for vacation. I personally think they don't get enough summer break time, but maybe that's because I'm a Grandma now. As a kid, I remember getting three whole months off. We didn't go back to school until after Labor Day. Some locales start school before August, which just blows my mind. Enough about that, and on with the show:

Cut the Back to School Layout in 7 Steps

Once again, my project was made using one of the wonderful free downloads found here at CraftDirect. As mentioned, you can download it at the bottom of the post. Also, check out all their free downloads here. For this project, I was working with the CAMEO 3 and I used the Scal 4 program. Here are the step by step instructions for cutting out this 2-page layout:

  1. Import the file.
  2. Go to the object-break apart.
  3. Draw a bounding box around everything but the sunset.
  4. Go to object. Group the frames, hide and lock all the layers except the sunset, you will want to split that in half or cut on a 24″ CAMEO mat.
  5. Take a Rectangle from the library. Size it to 12″. Place it over the sunset, making sure it is taller in height.
  6. Flip the sunset to the right, Align them horizontally to the left. Select both. Path = back minus front. You now have a 12″ x 12″ sunset. Duplicate and flip for the right side. Lock and hide those layers.
  7. Now you sunset is cut into two 12" x 12" layers.

Finishing Touches

Once my sunset pieces were cut out, I glued them down in place, piece by piece. I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue. The patterned paper I chose for my layout background was a polka dot and then I used a bright yellow for the sunset from the Soft Side 8.5" x 11" value pack. I then used whatever colors I saw fit for the little bookworms and other pieces from that cardstock stack and the Over the Rainbow 12" x 12" paper pack. When you do the project, make it your own. These are just the direction my creativity took me.

I was very pleased with the way it turned out. My grandson starts school on Monday the 14th of August. I can't wait to add his pictures to this cute layout! Thanks for joining me for another post here at CraftDirect and I will see you next month!