I finally had time to create something with some of my products from the new CTMH catalog. These papers are from the new paperpack, Typeset. I think they work great for a first day of school layout. The layout is based, loosely, on a layout in the book Playing with Paper by Angelia Wigginton titled "Circular Logic." This started out as a mirror image layout, but the two pages took on their own personalities.
Nick's page has lots of buttons and uses the new CTMH stamp set Vintage Type for both the typewriter-look letters and the little stamped tag under the buttons at the bottom center. "Day" is made from CTMH's Posterboard alphabet, stamped on another Typeset B&T paper. The banner to the left, SEP (for Southeast Polk--Nick's high school), is made with Pennant alphabet. All the embellishments are CTMH.
Jess's page uses some stamps from CTMH's Friendship, Delightful Things, and Delightful Alphabet stamps. "School" is stamped with Token alphabet, then punched, and attached with dimensional tape. Both layouts have touches of gold/yellow accents because Nick's high school and Jess's college (Univ. of Iowa) both use the colors black and gold.