First Day Fun with Michelle Flynn

Hi friends! It’s Michelle, and I’m so excited to be back with you today sharing a layout documenting my daughters first day of her Senior year using the awesome August kit and add-ons!  

No matter what grade your child is in, that first day is always filled with a little bit of nervousness and excitement, both at the same time, right?  And what’s back to school day without those first day morning photos?  I had so much fun documenting a few of the photos I captured that day in this layout:

Supplies | August 2021 Kit, Navy Cardstock Label Stickers, Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers – Neutrals, Back To School Wood Veneers, Adventure Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, Lined Labels Stamp, Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, You Got This Stamp, Open Here Stamp, Pocket Envelope Metal Die, Nesting Tags Metal Die

I couldn’t wait to use the awesome Pocket Envelope Metal Die and thought it would be fun to create an interactive pocket on my layout. I chose the light blue grid pattern from the Adventure Paper Stack and used the die to create this pocket envelope. I love that large title from the Back To School Wood Veneers and thought it was the perfect accent to adhere to the front of the pocket envelope. I used a circle Navy Cardstock Label Sticker and a Navy Puffy Alphabet Sticker for the top border of the veneer and added the star by using the star die from the Pocket Envelope Metal Die with the Good Times Paper Stack. Lastly, I continued using that fun paper to give the bottom of the pocket envelope a bit of a frayed border.  

I loved making this little interactive mini pocket card tag flip to slide in and out of the pocket envelope. I selected the gray “documented” pocket tag and the blue “brave” pocket tag from the August Kit. I used the Nesting Tags Metal Die to turn them into tags. It was so much fun using three of the new stamp sets for the documented pocket tag! I used the awesome Lizzy Alphabet Stamp, the Lined Labels Stamp and the Open Here Stamp to create my title. I also had to use another star from the Pocket Envelope Metal Die because it’s just that cute! I made a few more pocket tags and added a hidden note to the last one.  I love interactive pages! It’s fun knowing they’ll someday not just look through these albums but also be able to be an active part of it.

Once my pocket envelope with the mini tag set was completed, I then chose the blue paper from the Adventure Paper Stack along with the notebook paper pocket tag to layer both photos of my daughter.  I loved that morning on her first day of senior year so much, as I was not only able to get the normal back to school photo, but I was also able to get a fun shot of her smiling as she was texting right before leaving for school that morning. After layering the photos, I adhered two tiny photo corners with the blue paper to give just a little added touch. I then used the Nesting Tags Metal Die to create a few more sweet tags popping out from the top of the photos.   

I hope you have as much fun as I did documenting your own family school day memories with this release!  Remember to share your own inspiration using the #ellesstudio hashtag on Instagram and in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!  Happy creating friends!

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