2nd Grade Back to School Page

by Sara Naumann

About the Page
Using wooden alphabet tile stickers
Style: Bright and cheerful
Designer: Susan Cobb

Looking for a fun and cheerful kids layout? Designer Susan Cobb combined playful papers with whimsical wooden alphabet tiles to create this bright page. I love how were starting to see a return to color after scrapbooking in sepia colors for so long, says Susan. Bright, playful colors wont overwhel your photos if you mat your photographs and keep the layout simple and streamlined. And really, these colors are just perfect for school photos.

Susan adds: I took advantage of the color-blocked design on the background paper to place my elementsits a great time-saver. The wood alphabet tile stickers are perfect for this page theme and add a different kind of texture and dimension to the page. I used them to spell the page title and to spell fun down the right side of the page For the journaling, I included details about Natalie to give a written snapshot of her in second grade.



  1. Mat photo on lime canvas paper, leaving a 1/4 border. Cut out the yellow ribbon and layered squares with clip paper art pieces. Cut a 5/8 piece of the paper ribbon and set the small piece aside. Cut the remaining length in half and ink the edges. Hang the matted photo from the paper ribbon pieces and glue to the background paper as shown.
  2. Arrange the wood stickers along the top and sides of the page and glue in place, covering the top of the photo hanger with a letter. Add a brad just above the top of the letter.
  3. Write nd on the small piece of yellow paper ribbon and ink the edges. Glue next to the number 2. Write name and date on the remaining Art and glue to the upper left corner of the page.
  4. Computer print your journaling on the yellow lines paper or write by hand with a the black pen. Trim to rectangles and mat on red sponged paper. Arrange beneath the photo and glue as shown. Finish by adding brads.

Susan Cobb is a cardmaker, a scrapbooker and a papercrafter who designs full-time for Hot Off The Press and the Paper Wishes catalog. For fast, easy-to-coordinate pages, Susan relies on the Busy Scrappers Solution, a series of themed collections that contain papers and art cut-outs.