September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement

Photoplay Year With My Gnomies September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  The gnomes are headed back to school for this September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial.  September?  Yes…September!  How can that even be possible?  Time for moms and dads to break out the back packs, new sneakers, pencils and pads.  Summer really, truly is winding down once the kids start back to school!

These gnomes seem to be ready for some reading, writing and arithmetic lessons.  I had loads of fun putting this 6×6 shaker folio together for you today.

A ribbon closure of blue gingham seemed to be a prudent plan for this slightly chunky folio.  I’ll share all the details and how-tos in the video tutorial below.

A Peek Inside

How do you feel about these bright, primary colors?  It’s just like opening that new box of Crayolas on the first day of school!

If you’ve been following along with this year-long series, then you know how quick and easy it is to make this monthly folio.  But, if you’re new, or you need to get caught up on past months, you can find them all HERE.

There’s lots of room for photos, special dates and journaling in all the little pockets and tuck spots.

Remember the first day of school?  I walked with my best friend Robin up the long, long hill to our neighborhood 2 room schoolhouse.  Filled with anticipation and ready to conquer the world, I was a bit disappointed when the first day centered around getting our desks properly adjusted to the length of our legs and coloring a big red apple.  Already reading, I went home and told my mother that I would not be going back the next day as I already knew how to color.

But I did…because you just didn’t argue with Mom.

September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I make this month’s folio, please enjoy this video tutorial.  I was racing a thunderstorm, so it moves along fast!  We almost always lose power in a thunderstorm, and I did not want to end up in the dark.

You can view this video tutorial over on my YouTube Channel. 

What’s your favorite memory from your very first day of school?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




5 thoughts on “September Gnome of the Month Folio Tutorial

  1. MaryH

    Kathy, not sure what tickled my fancy more your stories, project or videos. Each wonderful and delighted me to no end. (I picture you with your hands on your hip and head tilted slightly, when you told your mom you weren’t going back. Still chuckling…)

  2. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness!!! School time already …makes me so sad, cause the grandkids never get to come over as much! Yes I always luv getting my new pack of crayons, with those sharp points …for I luved to color! Awe …. Luv your primary colorful Gnome folio! Perfect! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q P. S. I can just picture little Kathy putting her foot down saying you weren’t going back to school! Lol!!!

  3. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, I love your childhood stories. I was laughing and envisioning you telling your Mom you wouldn’t be going back. This September back to school folio is just so darling. The little gnomes with their school supplies are just too cute. Didn’t we all love getting fresh new school supplies? My preacher’s wife is a pre school teacher. I will show her this on Sunday. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  4. Cheryl Wells

    Kathy – you did it again, friend!!! Outstanding Gnome folio – they just are so cute and you always let them shine – thank you for sharing – love it!!!!!

  5. Joni E

    Love the tutorial! The colors are so bright and cheerful-what a perfect back to school folio. I agree that it’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year!! Thank you again for sharing and thanks to your husband for providing the music. You both are so talented!

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