Back to School Scrapbook Layout
First Cut

Back to School Scrapbook Layout

Check out this cute school bus cut file.

Usually, I use different colors than shown in the pictures of the designs but with this one being a school bus I kept the color scheme the same.

schoolbus|Cari Locken for Silhouette

I ungrouped the design so that I could move various images around & arrange them to cut out of certain colors of card stock.  I didn’t have two different shades of yellow so I just used the one colour that I had. Once they were all cut out I then shaded some pieces a bit darker with an ink pad. Super easy and I got the look I was going for.

school bus pieces|Cari Locken for Silhouette

shaded piecesschoolbus|Cari Locken for Silhouette

I then put all the pieces together and used some foam squares to add a bit of dimension to the shape (rather just a flat image).

busclose|Cari Locken for Silhouette

I also cut out the window backing part from some Silhouette Vellum – it gives a somewhat transparent look.

schoolbusvellum |Cari Locken for Silhouette

I cut a few other designs out to add to my layout. For my title I cut the design from green Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock and then created an offset image for in black card stock and adhered that behind.

titleclose|Cari Locken for Silhouette

I added a bit more green color by using another cut design – the numbers were rather fitting for a ‘back-to-school’ layout!numbersclose|Cari Locken for Silhouette

schoolbusangle|Cari Locken for Silhouette


Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

Products Used:


adhesive cardstock

essentials 12 in. x 12 in. adhesive cardstock 16-pack



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  1. Way to rock that free shape, Cari! I love it!

  2. Cool layout and great idea! This shape would also make a great card front.

  3. What a nice layout. I appreciated your tip about inking the yellow – I never think to do that if I don’t have two shades of the same color. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love this layout and have plenty of school pictures I can scrapbook using your ideas! So I guess I am saying I’m going to “scrap lift” your idea! Thank you for the inspiration!

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