OK first a disclaimer: I am NOT caught up with my scrapbooking! I just like to scrap photos the day I take them sometimes while the moment is fresh! Here is a scrapbook page I made yesterday with photos I took yesterday as my kids went of to school:
I love back to school time, I loved that new pencil box smell, new school clothes and getting back with my friends after a summer apart…of course that got old quick and I would long for lazy days by the pool LOL!
I also decided to make some backpack tags, they are so quick and fun, I used two freebies from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff: Shipping Tag template and Back to School Collage sheet. the tab on the bottom left photo was from the teacher’s helper kit. The apple clip art is from the Super fruit kit by LilyBimble and you can snag all of these goodies at MyGrafico.
Handy Stuff to Know: I want to talk a bit about kerning today, kerning is the spacing between letters in a font. Most of the time the letters you type will be just fine but sometimes if you have a font where the characters connect (like a cursive or script font) they won’t line up just right. Take a look at this example using the Font LD Pencil from Lettering Delights (that I used on the name tags and scrapbook page and it is on sale for a dollar!) and also a cursive font called Little Days:
this example was done in Paint shop pro, if you are using Microsoft word and want to adjust the kerning go to format, font and click the character spacing tab then click the spacing box and it gives you the option to condense (squish the letters together) or expand (spread them apart) play with the spacing until you like the look.
I wanted to make sure the backpack tags I made would survive the elements so I cut a slit in a 3″x5″ ATC baggie and slipped in my paper tags feeding the ribbon through the hole and sealed it shut on the bottom. I could have laminated it with packing tape too, just be sure to do that before you set your eyelet and add ribbon.
This project qualifies for the following challenges: silhouette 10 (sketch), A crafty Little Place (anything goes), Fussy and Fancy Friday, Incy Wincy, S2G , Simple Doodles and Stamp Challenges (back to School)
Also a great deal! Lettering Delights has everything on sale for a dollar but they also have extra coupons you can use on top of that: 10% off a $10 and up purchase: TakeTen or 30% off a $25 purchase: TakeThirty That is a fantastic deal! I love the Doodlebats they sell because the cut great in my Cricut using SCAL software and you don’t need to convert them because they are ready to cut! OMG SCAL is on sale too for $59.95 regular $75. I love a good sale!
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!