Tag Archives | Back to School

Digital Trends | School Kits

School is starting all across the country and digital designers have been very busy making sure that we have new back-to-school kits. I’m not sure when I’ve seen this many new school collections at one time, and they are all fantastic! Let’s go take a look at just a few of the newest collections.

Designer Digitals

At Designer Digitals, Katie Pertiet has just released two new school-themed collections, one classic bright collection and one for vintage fans. Her “School Mates Kit” includes bright primary colors and loads of fun and whimsical stickers and characters. Her “Lesson Book Kit”  includes an old schoolhouse collection of papers, flowers, frames, labels and oodles of other embellishments. Both of these kits are just part of larger collections that you can find at Designer Digitals.

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Layout | Back 2 School

On Tuesday I showed you my back to school kit, and today I’m back to share a layout I made with it – my first layout of the new school year!

At first glance, I wasn’t sure how I could make the papers of this kit work for the bold colors in my photos. After a few minutes it became clear to me that I needed to play up the yellows, kraft, and brown of the kit for this page. Because I designed my kit with all double-sided patterned papers this meant that I had a lot of options to play with! By combining some of my favorite bits, I really like how this turned out.

Supplies (from kit):
Kraft cardstock (Bazzill)
Lost & Found 2 Sunshine – Forever Classified patterned paper(My Mind’s Eye)
Lost & Found 2 Rosy Ordinary brads (My Mind’s Eye)
Finally Fall – Quadrants (Bella Blvd)
Finally Fall – At the Patch patterned paper (Bella Blvd)
Finally Fall Alpha + Bits Sticker Sheet (Bella Blvd)
Sunshine Broadcast – Kindle patterned paper (Sassafrass Lass)
Uncommon Petite type circles alphabet stickers (Authentique)
Blissful – Prosperity patterned paper (Authentique)
Inkssentials Kraft tags (Ranger)

Additional items used:
white thread
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade (Ranger)
black pen
Souffle 3D Puffy Ink pen in white (Sakura)


With just utilizing bits and pieces of this kit, and by only adding in a pen, some ink, and a little thread,  I love how this page turned out. Here is a simplified sketch version of my page. All you need is two 4×6 photos for this design, and you could easily rotate the sketch if you have landscape oriented photos.


Next up, I want to be sure to capture some of my kids favorites, what they’re into right now, and things they are liking about school. Then in future years, I will do the same so that each fall I have a new layout to add, and notes on what they were like and liking to compare from year to year.

If you have kids (or grandkids, or even your  own school journey) to scrapbook, what school themed pages are your favorites? I invite you to share – and wish you happy crafting.

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