Back to School Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Tomorrow Fox & Jane go back to school for an orientation day in this most unpredictable and interesting school year! They'll be in 4th & 3rd grade. They grow up so flippin' fast! I thought it would be fun to use my most recent free cut file from my Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group to create a layout about a past back to school day using my new Go the Scenic Route collection.
 I started by die cutting my Back to School with Backing Pieces cut file from smooth white cardstock and the inner pieces from scraps of Go the Scenic Route papers. I backed the cut file with all the coordinating backing pieces and then machine stitched around the apple, stem, and leaf using a Brother sewing machine and white thread by Coats & Clark.
 Next, I chose a background paper, and thought this ledger B-side of Paper 12 was PERFECT! Totally goes with my back to school theme. Meant to be. Then I printed my two 3x4" photos at home and trimmed them leaving a white border for contrast. I tucked the photos under the right side of the apple.
 While I do enjoy fussy cutting, I needed to finish this layout quickly, so I utilized the PixScan feature of the Silhouette Cameo and had it cut out all the images from Paper 6. I have a tutorial showing how to use the PixScan here. Fussy-cutting is usually more precise than the PixScan, but these ones turned out okay! I layered some backpacks along the right edge and tucked in all kinds of school-themed supplies into the title tone-on-tone. The "adventure awaits" globe is from Paper 1 (which I did fussy cut, lol).
 For additional interest I added a few Puffy Word Stickers and Puffy Phrase Thickers on the photos and tucked in a book Chipboard Sticker. To finish I wrote journaling on the lines printed on the background paper (how convenient!) at the bottom left corner.
 I hope you are inspired in some way by this page using my Back to School with Backing Pieces cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection! See you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Cut file: Back to School with Backing Pieces by Paige Evans; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & ClarkSilhouette CameoPrinter: Canon Pro-100Canon photo paper


  1. Love love love love this! LOVING that apple, the title colors and loving all the school embellishments!!!! GORGEOUS!

  2. The little icons on Paper 6 are so unique and fun! I spotted the granola bar, bus pass and lolly, all so cute. Every time I've used my PixScan mat, I've rewatch your video. Thanks for such a great tutorial, I don't know why I can't remember the steps, LOL. It's probably a bit concerning this year and I'm hoping your little dumplings have a safe and happy return to school!


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