Day 5 – Free Back To School Printables!

Welcome to Day 5 everyone! I’m afraid I had a bit of a rough night last night (bad co-worker issues) so am not feeling particularly festive today. I’m sure a second (or third) cup of coffee and a piece of chocolate will help though! Chocolate cures everything, doesn’t it?

But enough whingeing …

Today I have another FREE DOWNLOAD for my email subscribers. The wonderfully talented Amanda Robinson kindly created some Back To School printables just for me! I would love for you to pop over to her site or her Facebook page and say thank you! If you’d like these printables, then all you have to do is sign up HERE for my mailing list and you’ll get the password for our super secret download page emailed to you.

I’ve got two examples to show you today of ways to use these images.

Grade 3 Recap using images by Amanda Robinson

I have been gathering school work, photos and various school themed supplies for a few years now with the intention of creating school albums for each of my daughters. The base of the album is going to be office file folders so the traditional 12″ x 12″ layouts aren’t going to work in it. Instead, I’ll be using 8.5″ x 11″ or smaller layouts. This layout is actually done in landscape format. Not something I do often but sometimes the photos or layout just seem to call for it. It’s fun to mix things up too!


For this one I printed Amanda’s file onto a sheet of vellum AND a sheet of card stock. I love the way the vellum looks behind the ‘remember this’ card!


And here too, the vellum is a softer alternative to a harsh white card. It allows all the other elements to stand out.
I titled the layout ‘Grade 3 Recap’ because I intend to get Marley to write her own memories and thoughts on the year here. She loves to write and I think it would be great to have her own memories, in her own handwriting in this particular album.

For my second layout I used the same image as in the above but printed it onto white card stock and used it as a photo mat. The ‘Back to School’ block becomes part of my title and then with a few more papers and embellishments, the page is complete.

Ready to go Back to School using images by Amanda Robinson



This stamp is an older Bella Blvd one that I found recently. Love how perfectly it works on this layout! Gotta love digging deep into your stash!


My notebook border punch is one of my favourites and works especially well for school themed projects like this one. Roughing up the edges and even ripping off one of the tabs really gives it that genuine “ripped out” look. The black paper came from a pack my kids bought me a couple Christmases ago with the intention that I’d use it for the school album. Well, better late than never, right?

Well, that’s all for me today. Hope you enjoy the free printables. Don’t forget to say thank you to Amanda by visiting her site or Facebook page! I just know she’d appreciate it. And if you create something with these be sure to share it! Either leave a link in the comments below or go to my Facebook page and upload it there. I think they’d make really cute cards for your child’s new teacher, don’t you?

Before I go here are a couple of housekeeping reminders for you:

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2 Responses to Day 5 – Free Back To School Printables!

  1. Awesome job using those printables! Thanks so much for sharing!

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