As part of the Design Team I was sent a big box of goodies to create with this weekend! I will be revealing all these fun products throughout the next few months, but today I get to showcase The Pier, a paper collection from Crate Paper.
I was already well on the Back to School Train when I received this great collection. Those back to school pictures were first and foremost in my mind as I looked through the combination of bright and muted colors. I fell in love with the tan chevron and I adore the way the red pops on the background paper.
Originally, I planned to use the big tan chevron as the background paper, but my photos are pretty light in color (Both my boys chose gray for their first day of school outfits? How did I let that happen?), so I used the lighter chevron pattern with the bits of red for the background and the large chevron pattern for the photo mat. The darker tan allows the photos to stand out.
This collection included a big ephemera pack with that group of banners pre-sewn together:
The ephemera pack also came with tags, die-cuts and a couple of numbers, 5 & 9 to be exact, which were exactly the numbers I needed for my 5th and 9th graders! I love it when that happens!
I clustered the different pieces of ephemera together and used them and the banners to create a visual triangle around the pictures. I cut a 1/2″ strip of a rainbow chevron paper to tie the different colors together and as a foundation for the photos. Lastly, I inked the edges to give all that tan a bit more definition. What do you think?
School started last week and I have my First Day of School layout complete! That feels good! Stay tuned for more First day of school scrapbook ideas!
Keep checking on The Memory Nest’s blog for reveals from the other designers. There are some great collections from the scrapbook manufacturers this fall and The Memory Nest has a fantastic selection! As readers and supporters of my blog, Leslie from The Memory Nest is offering a special coupon code just for you to use during the month of September! Use code Kelli20 to get 20% off your purchases at The Memory Nest!