Earlier this week, our step-by-step monthly project sheet for September went up on the Bella Blvd blog. I was asked to use the new Tiny Tots collection to create a back-to-school layout. Tiny Tots is geared towards toddlers, but so many of it's pieces work perfectly for school themed layouts as well.
I have quite a few years of "first day of school" photos that I have never gotten around to scrapbooking. I dug one up that I thought would work well with the collection, and it happened to be Alyssa's fourth grade school year. If I'm being honest, I took this photo of her and her teacher on the LAST day of school, and not the first day. But it still documents the year just fine.
I was also asked to focus on the new Amorie chipboard alphas. The Amorie alphas have such a fun font, and come in six different colors. I used four of the colors to create my title (I did not use the brown or the white).
I picked my patterned papers based off the colors in my photo. And honestly, the pink diamond patterned paper is a great shade of pink. I couldn't get it to photograph well for the life of me. Lol. There are quite a few tone-on-tone tiny alpha patterned papers in the Tiny Tots collection, but I chose the white with colored alphas to pull in lots of different colors.
I layered a few of the Paper Pieces die cuts in the upper right corner. The large heart is always a favorite, and one of the first die cuts I use out of my Paper Pieces packages. I sprinkled a few more stickers and chipboard pieces to finish embellishing the page.
To download the September step-by-step project sheet, complete with supply list and detailed instructions, CLICK HERE.