Welcome to the Scrapbooking Blog Hop. Our theme this month is School Days. Do you remember all the excitement that surrounds the first day back to school? New pencils, crayons, notebooks, and a chance to see your school friends.

Taking photos of the kids going off to school on the first day of every year is a ritual. It is so fun to look back on the photos and remember that first-day excitement.

This year is extremely different for anyone attending school. Some are heading back to their school building and others have a virtual experience setup. We are resilient. The kids are resilient. It’s new. It’s different. What an adventure. I created these pages to chronicle the first day and I left blocks for journalling.

Here are 2 of the pages that I created with 4″ x 6″ and 4″ x 4″ photos.

back to school scrapbook pages

I used our wonderful Stampin’ Up! products to create these Back to School scrapbook pages. Here are some instructions on how to make the elements on these pages.


  • Old Olive cardstock: Cut (2) 8″ x 8″ pages.
  • Stamp ‘tap tap tap’ as shown using the retired Tap Tap Tap stamp set.


  • Crumbcake cardstock: Cut (2) 2″ x 4″ strips
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: Cut (2) 1-7/8′ x 3-1/8″ panels. Stamp lines on clipboard ‘paper’ using Ornamental Envelopes stamp set.
    • Use clear block ‘D’
    • Stamp first set of lines using Pacific Point ink
    • Stamp second set of lines using Real Red (2nd generation: stamp off once then stamp lines on ‘paper’)
  • Die-cut the clipboard ‘clip’ from the All Dressed Up dies – perfume bottle and Basic Gray cardstock. Trim off the bottle and fold over. Use glue dots to secure to ‘paper’.



  • Cut 3″ x 2-1/2″ panel basic black.
  • Wipe White Craft ink lightly across black panel with a sponge wedge.


  • Stamp ‘Covid-19’ using the Make A Difference stamp set and white craft ink on Basic Black 5/8″ x 2-1/4″ cardstock strip.
  • Heat emboss letters with white embossing powder.
  • Snip banner tails on either end of the strip.
  • Add Black Dimensionals behind ‘Covid-19’ sentiment strip.
  • Die-cut gears from Real Red cardstock using Garage Gears dies.
  • Die-cut or punch circles to fill gear centers from Crushed Curry cardstock.
  • Add Black Dimensionals behind 3 smaller ‘Covid’ germs.


  • Die-cut title letters from Blackberry Bliss cardstock using Playful Alphabet dies.
  • Stamp ‘TODAY’S PLAN’ from Nothing’s Better Than stamps set using White craft ink
  • Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Trim with Paper Snips.
  • Die-cut Real Red cardstock banner using Tasteful Labels dies. TIP: I am using this to journal city.
  • Punch 1/2″ circle from Real Red cardstock. TIP: I am using this to journal state abbreviation.


  • For 4″ x 6″ photo
    • Whisper White cardstock: 4-3/16″ x 6-3/16″
    • Blackberry Bliss cardstock: 4-6/16″ x 6-6/16″
  • For 4″ x 4″ photo
    • Whisper White cardstock: 4-3/16″ x 4-3/16″
    • Blackberry Bliss cardstock: 4-6/16″ x 4-6/16″


Assemble pages as shown using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid glue and Dimensionals.

chalkboard, globe and clipboard for school
covid-19 virtual school scrapbook page

I hope you enjoyed my School Days scrapbook pages and will hop over to see what Lisa Padgett at Crafting Hugs has for you.

We would love for you to create a scrapbook page using Stampin’ Up! products and hop with us next month. Our theme for October is ‘My Favorite Season’. There are so many possibilities here. Think about Autumn, Winter, Holidays, etc.


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