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Friday, September 14, 2012

Little Boy Goes to School

Hi everyone. It's Sherry from http://www.macybella.blogspot.com. It's back to school time and my little one started Pre-K this year. I'm so excited to share this layout I made for him with you. I used Echo Park's Little Boy collection for this project.
The first thing I did was cut forty-five 1 1/4" hexagons in lots of different patterns to build a road. I thought this paper was so cute because a little boy's road in life is paved with bright colors and so many wonderful things like cars & trucks, sailboats, and airplanes. Next I laid them out on the paper and played around with the patterns until I was happy. Then I started gluing them down. I used Winter Woodland for the hexagons, but there are hexagons on many Cricut cartridges.
Once I had my road built, I cut out a little red schoolhouse. I don't have Recess which has a really cute schoolhouse, so I converted the dollhouse on Kate's ABC's to a schoolhouse. I cut it at 5" in blackout. Then cut the accessories, trimming off the chimney. I used a jeweled brad for the doorknob. I cut the school bell from the Liberty bell cut on Stand & Salute. This was cut at 2" in metallic gold paper layered over brown. I distressed it in a metallic pewter for an aged look. Then I cut pencils from Everyday Paper Dolls at 3 1/2" for the windowsills. I cut these in golden yellow for the pencil and orange for the eraser, then trimmed the eraser off and glued it to the yellow. I used my Copic markers to color the rest. The metal is N4. The sharpened part is E31 and the tip is E25.
The photo mat is cut at 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" in navy and 3 1/4" x 5 1/4" in light blue. The smaller navy mat is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". The cute little guy is my son, Noah. :)
Little boy is a sticker from the Echo Park Collection. "goes" are rub ons from October Afternoon. The "2" and "School" are cut and shadowed at 3" from Base Camp. I also used crystal stickles on the yellow part of school. You can see how I popped up the schoolhouse and number two for some dimension in this picture.
Then I created a little book from some of the cards from the collection and tucked it in behind the house. I will use those to journal his first day.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed my layout.

45 comments:

  1. What an adorable layout, your son is a cutie too. I love everything about this, colors, placement, everything. TFS

    Donna C.
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  2. What a little cutie you have! The best part of any layout is the pictures. The layout is their frame and you have done this beautifully!

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  3. Sherry what a fun layout. I love all the hexagons. Great idea for making the road. Love the little school house and the pencil - details. Fun little layout for your little guy. Best of luck in School little guy.

    GREAT LAYOUT!!!

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  4. Perfect school layout. The colors are perfect. Love that schoolhouse and the journaling spot to write down everything about the first day.

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  5. Love your layout - it is so cute!!

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  6. Very cute layout. I love the journaling cards.

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  7. What a fun school layout! Love the bright colors and how you used the hexagons. The pencils for the window sills was a great idea too!

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  8. Sherry, I love your layout! The hexagons are so cool on there-- perfect colors too! I love the journaling cards you made too. Perfect!

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  9. This layout and journaling cards are adorable!!

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  10. So fun Sherry! Coverting the doll house to a school house is genius! That is my favorite part of the layout! The pencils are a super detail! This is such a cute layout. The colors are fabulous and I love the journaling tags.

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  11. WOW Sherry...I love this layout and the hexagon road analogy is precious ! Hope your son has a fantastic year at school !

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  12. Very sweet. First year at pre-K! Enjoy more time for crafting!

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  13. Sherry, that's such an adorable LO.

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  14. I really like this - a perfect idea for my little guy that just started grade 1.

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  15. Sherry -

    This is a wonderful and thoughtful LO. Love the road, the school house (genius), and the terrific journaling tag storage. Your photos are just perfect - love that backpack shot! All of the details, color, and design add up to fabulous!

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  16. Wonderful LO! Perfect for back to school. The pictures are great and the hexagon pattern papers is a really nice touch!

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  17. Your layout is so cute....45 hexagons?! A labor of love. Fun and touching!

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  18. Cute LO. Love the hexagon road you created!

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  19. What a great layout!!! Aren't you glad that you didn't have to hand cut those 45 hexagons for the road????!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. You did an awsome job on your layout Sherry! Love the colors that you used and how you puzzled together the hexagons as the boarder. Your son is such a cutie...hope he has a great year in pre-k.

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  21. I love the hexagon background. Great idea!

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  22. What a fun layout. I love it!

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  23. Wonderful layout! Great use of the trendy hexagons. I have been wanting to try that with my cricut too, inspirational!

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  24. Terrific layout. Love all the hexagons.

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  25. Amazing LO Sherry! That little road is so awesome and the school house is adorable as well! I can't believe your littlest is getting so big!! He is a doll too!

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  26. Love, love love the hexagons! And what great idea to use them as a road. That way you get to show off that fabulous EP paper;)

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  27. Great lay-out Sherry. I love the hexagon road and the schoolhouse with the pencil window sills. I find that layouts are more interesting when you use cricuts cuts in different ways than orginally designed which you certainly did here. Maybe you should keep a copy of this blog with the lay-out for Noah? TFS.

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  28. My baby went to preschool this year too. I can't believe how fast they grow! Your layout is so sweet and perfect for the occasion.

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  29. I love your Back to School layout, so sweet and I love your use of hexagons. Thank you!

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  30. I absolutely love this layout! Will have to srcaplift for my son! Thanks for sharing!!
    Julie

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  31. Nice layout Sherry! I love the hexagons, but not sure I'd have the patience to cut out 45 of them!

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  32. Wonderful!!! I love how you converted the house in Kate's ABCs to a school house. And those hexagons are just perfect!

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  33. I love the road. its cute and creative.

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  34. love this layout! Especially liked the hexagon pattern!!

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  35. All of those hexagons must have taken forever! They are worth it though - it looks great!

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  36. Adorable LO Sherry, I love the pencil windowsills!

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  37. This LO is awesome, love all the colors. I think the pics are also adorable btw.

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  38. Cute & fun layout -- love what you did with the hexagons!!

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  39. What a special way to document a momentous day for this cute young man!

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  40. i love this design! great work

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  41. This is so cute!!

    Love seeing boy pages!

    Yep, I'm a mother of two boys :)

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