In a Class of your own

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Good morning! It's Die Cut Saturday over at Paper Issues. Did you know that at least once a month a new FREE cut file is available in the Paper Issues shop? This week, Jennifer Chapin created an awesome file thatI know I can use multiple times.

When I first saw it, all I could think about is Big Bird singing the alphabet song. I didn't create around that this time, but I know how I will use it in the future. Today, I made a school themed page. I cut the file as an 8x8 stencil, and used it to create a mask for the background of the page. I kind of like how the mist is heavier and lighter in places. It looks like the letters are floating. The rest of the supplies are all from the Simple Stories Smarty Pants Collection which you can find in the Paper Issues store

My son is in a special education class at school. This is his most awesome aide. She is one of the best he's ever had. I love that they were captured working, and that he looks like he is paying attention. She is a big reason why he has made progress and continues to do so. I also love that all of these supplies enable me to add my sense of humor about him onto the page as well. 

I wanted to play along at Boys Rule this month. I was happy to be able to use their sketch for this LO. Again, I made it work for me by using one 4x6 photo, instead of 2 smaller ones. 

Check out the other inspiring work created by the incredibly talented Paper Issues Design Team on todays  Die Cut Saturday blog post. And remember, you can save 20% on your order in the Paper Issues shop by using coupon code BEACHGAL at checkout!

Supplies-CS-Bazzill, PP-Stickers, brads- Simple Stories, enamel dots-MME, Basic Grey, cut file-Jennifer Chapin for Paper Issues, silhouette, Mist-Tattered Angels, ink-colorbox, pen-EK Success


  1. Such a fabulous page, I love the alphabet masking in the background it is just so perfect with your theme! Thanks so much for playing along at Boys Rule!

  2. Love your background work and the embellishing is awesome! Thanks for playing with us over at Boys Rule!