Pam Bray Designs: A Girl With Flair

Sharing creative ideas through mixed media, stamps, embossing powder, charms, chipboard, stencils and designer collections

It is time for SCHOOL! We  love to take those first day of school photos whether our kids are able to go to their local school or like us having virtual school! I am sharing how to create a that first day of school layout!  

Did you know there are some fabulous sites that you can get layouts and card sketches to work with? Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a “free” sketch layout each month but there are other sites like A Cherry on Top or Page Maps that has both card and layout sketches to name a couple more. Some also have challenges using sketches! 

When you work with layouts you can go literal with the sketch or use it as a jumping off point like I did with my layout! I added a collection of journal cards and paper to create the patter of thirds from the layout. 

 Added a place for a photo where the Title is shown. 

Add small cards and border strip where the flowers are shown to be. 

Add a the school banner from the Scholastic to top of layout using pop dots and natural twine bows. 

If you aren’t a Scrapbooker that is okay; you can use the same sketch idea to create a card or maybe some altered work. Really a sketch is the jumping off place for your creative style. Enjoy, Pam


Supplies: Authentique Scholastic Collection, May Arts Natural Twine. Xyron Mega Tape Runner with Permanent Adhesive, Pop Dots, Flowers

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