JM's Best Back-to-School Scrapbooking Ideas

First Day of School Interview

Trishosaurus designed a coordinating page to go with her cover page.  When your little one gets home from his first day of school, capture his feelings by asking him questions and recording the q&a in your scrapbook page.  A lined paper, handwriting fonts, and of course, the adorable first-grader’s picture make this digital scrapbook page a real keepsake.


Page kit: School Days by Zoe Pearn purchased from Sweet Shoppe Designs

Alphas: Very Scribbly Alpha (no longer available) by Zoe Pearn purchased from Sweet Shoppe Designs

Fonts: Thick font, her own handwriting (see handwriting tutorial here); Thin font, CK Quincy purchased from, now available only at


When asked what her inspiration for this page was, Mom2*Lauryn*Jacob* said, “I wanted to show the wonders of learning and using your imagination together on this page.  I think it is important to nurture not only a child's mind through education and their soul through the arts.  When you combine the two it can have magic.”


Page Kits: The Wonder Emporium by MK-Designs (no longer available) purchased from After Five Designs and Don't Eat Worms World Kit (With Everything In It!) By Lorie purchased from

Kindergarten Moments

Backpack pictures and a good-bye hug are the moments that this momma wanted to remember from her child’s first day at kindergarten.  This page, designed by MommaDucks, was inspired in part by a free digital scrapbook kit.  The date, written in a handwriting font, and the sentimental pictures clipped onto the chalkboard frame make this scrapbook one of her favorite “memory pages.”


Page Kit: School Days, part of a 6-part collab kit called Celebrate Life (free kit, no longer available)

Starting Homeschool

School isn’t just about going to school.  Homeschooling moms want to remember their children “starting school” too.  Kit Kat designed this page using ABCs and 123s framed around a kindergarten-style lined writing paper.  Scissors, paint and a pencil decorate the multi-colored page.  Inside she wrote about how she was looking forward to starting kindergarten with her son and helping him learn new things.


Page Kit: Land of Learning by SuzyQ Scraps

Alphas: Land of Learning {Doodled Papers Alphas} by SuzyQ Scraps

Word Art: Land of Learning {Word Art} by SuzyQ Scraps

Bookworm by SuzyQ Scraps


This imaginative page designed by *Kiliki* documents what grade each of her children are entering this year and describes the magic of going back to school.  She used whimsical elements and papers to design this scene.  She added a stack of books and an apple next to the story of her kids going back to school.


Page Kit: Where Dreams Begin by Createwings Designs purchased from After Five Designs


Excited to see her “baby girl growing up and starting her school years,” nvr.4.gtn created this crayon-filled scrapbook page to  show off her daughter’s anticipation of the big day ahead.  She used a template to  create the layout for this page and then filled it in with crayons, pencil shavings, a ruler, kindergarten word art, and other school-themed elements.


Page Kit: Detention by Digi Overdose Designs purchased from Scrappity-doo-dah

Template: Spring Crush - Templates (12x12, 8.5x11) by Pixiemom Designs, purchased from Scrappity-doo-dah

No Fear

C&K'sMama loves the bright colors on this page.  The page was designed for her special needs daughter who was entering her first day of school.  She said, “My daughter is special needs and in our state they enter the public school system at 3 years old to get therapy and services. She began school the day she turned 3 years old and had no fear. I am so very proud of her.” 


Paper: Paper Studio

Cardstock and title sticker:  DCWV (Die Cuts with a View)

Brads: Scrap Essentials

Flowers:  Flower tutorial from

First Day of School

This vibrantly colored paper scrapbook page was inspired by a challenge on JM’s paper scrapbooking boardMandalyn created this page using a ribbon technique, red and yellow paper, colorful scraps of paper, and three pictures of her little one on his first of school.

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