It's Ian here from A Newbie Crafter! For awhile, I have been working on a very large project. My mother approached me and asked me to create a scrapbook for my nieces and nephews in regards to their school years. She had several requests. She wanted it 8.5" x 11", she wanted it to be a double layout so that one side was a folder, and she wanted certain papers. The rest was up to me. Oyy. I have two nieces and two nephews. This was a huge undertaking but I enjoyed it and loved making them for them.
The first thing is that I used DCWV Grade School and High School stacks. I couldn't find them in person - so Amazon.com and Joann.com was a lifesaver. :) I also went through my Cricut cartridges and made the titles with Varsity Letters cartridge. I loved this idea because it really ties the school theme together. The white for the inside of the letters was way too small, so to save some sanity, I used a white gel pen and embellished them that way. Yes, it's not the same "feel" but it gives it a little more pop. Also - I realized AFTER I was done that the N in Oriana is upside down. Ugh! :(
Here are the rest of the photos. I used several Close To My Heart school themed stamp sets to give it some more character. The folder on the left side was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and adhered with some Scor-Tape. The photos below are from the two boy's books, the girls have a couple different papers that I chose for them, but I decided not to post them as they are the same thing, just with a different patterned paper on about 3 or 4 grades.
I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did making them. My sisters will open them Christmas morning. I hope they like them!!