Back to School Week: Get it Done with a Grid & LeeAnne Jones

Hello, everyone! It’s LeeAnne with you for day two of Back to School Week! It’s that time. Time to battle it out for the last glue stick in Target, test whether your kid’s backpack bottom or lunch bag zipper will hold up for one more go, and find a yearbook photo outfit that everyone agrees on. School’s back in session!

Supplies | August 2022 Kit, August LabelsNotebook Die Cut Shapes, Fuchsia Jane Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Teal, Puffy Star Stickers, The Best Paper Stack, Good Times Paper Stack, School Tabs Stamp

For back-to-school documenting, the Elle’s Studio August 2022 kit and add-ons offer bright colors, themed embellishments, and A+ stamped sentiments. I used a little bit of everything to create this quick and easy grid-style layout!

I opted to use the August Labels, with their notebook lines and bold frames, as a “home” for my title. I love how that turned out! The alphabet stickers fit neatly inside, and after adding that gray die cut sentiment from the August Kit and Puffy Star Stickers, the title is working double-duty as one of the three embellishment clusters in the design.

Making your own journaling strips is a classic, easy way to add words to almost any design. I tucked in puffy stars for visual interest and to echo the other embellishment clusters. To the right, that bookshelf image is actually the top half of a journaling tag from the August Kit, which is now serving as a label.

Various elementary-school themed words from the School Tabs Stamp subtly line the top and bottom of the patterned papers in a light gray ink. This part still feels a little unresolved to me, and I may fill in the full white space with more these words. What do you think?

Well, that’s it! I hope this layout inspires you to document a back-to-school memory about a kid in your life—or even from your own childhood. When you do, share on Instagram with the hashtag #ellesstudio or in our Facebook Group. We can’t wait to see!

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