I wanted to share a frame I created for the September issue of Scrapbooks etc. This frame is my "scrapbook inspired" version of a typical kinder through 12th grade school frame.
I purchased a frame with 12 openings from Pottery Barn. (You can see the full shot of the frame in the current issue of Scrapbooks etc.) I printed B&W photos of Daisy throughout her school years. Then I gathered supplies with school related themes or colors I liked:
Next, I played with the arrangement of the papers until I found something I liked:
Once I decided on the arrangement, I trimmed each paper a little larger than the 4x6 opening and added a bottom "grass" border for each section. Next, I trimmed squares of patterned paper to help in the color selection for the flowers:
I created flowers that grew progressively larger for each opening in the frame:
I trimmed the flowers from chipboard and layered patterned paper on top, just to give it some dimension:
I filled an opening with one of my favorite sticker sheets, because I liked the "ABC's" theme and I loved the colors and patterns on the letters. (HERE is where you can purchase the sticker sheet, which is made by October Afternoon):
When I created the title, I used patterned paper with a ruler to fit the "watch me grow" theme. I also made the letters in the title progressively larger with each one:
Once I receive my copy of the magazine, I'll add in the page number and the sources. For now, here are a few links to some great new scrapbook papers/stickers/embellishments with school themes:
If you own a Cricut or Sillouette, I think it would be fun to use an apple shape (or flowers, as I did on my frame) to fill the empty spaces. Here is a cartridge with an apple shape from Cricut, and here is another one. It would certainly be easier to use a die cut machine instead of hand cutting everything like I did. ;o)
Well, this has been a very photo-heavy post today. Why stop now? I've been shopping with Daisy for back-to-school clothes lately and I've noticed a few items I'd like to add to my closet. Keep reading on the next page to see some shopping links from me...