Back to School Art Spread by Paula Fiihr

Monday, August 31, 2020

Hello friends! Paula Fiihr here today to share my back to school layout in my art journal. Paige has so many cute cut files to choose from and I decided to use this Back to School cut file for my spread.
I absolutely love the colors from her Truly Grateful line and it fits with fall so I used Paper 12 for the file. Because I wanted to make it span across two pages, I cut it in between the words "to" and "school". It fit so nicely that way. The books and letters were all backed with scraps from Truly Grateful as well. That’s why I keep every piece for projects just like this that need tiny pieces! The apple card was perfect for my date stamp.

I wanted to make two pockets so I fit Journaling Cards into the books and backed those spaces with vellum paper. Makes it easier to pull the cards in and out. I carefully glued down the sections that weren’t pockets and then had fun decorating with Puffy Stickers, Cardstock Stickers, and Wooden Buttons. I pulled out some cute chipboard stickers from the Whimsical collection to go with my school theme. On the journaling cards I added pics and both handwritten and typed journaling. I tucked a tag into the pocket as well. A few hexi shapes cut from Paper 21 and sewed are on the right side of my layout. The washi is from Paige’s Horizon line. Then I painted some acrylic paint globs as a finishing touch.

I will always have such amazing memories from our homeschool years and this layout which includes pics from throughout those years makes me so happy!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: Back to School by Paige Evans
Location: Texas, USA / Instagram: @psplannergirl / Pinterest: pfiihr / Facebook: Paula Fiihr


  1. Love love love love this! LOVING the colors and the books!

  2. How clever and fun! Love the pocket idea in you designed out of the cut file. I need to think about cutting my cut files out of pattern paper. It's a whole new feel and I love it! Cheers dear 🥰😍


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