Monday, August 18, 2014

Mini Album Monday #36- Yearly School Album

It's almost time for school to start (enter cheers and/or groans here).
In honor of this time of year, I have a fun album to share with you this week:
a yearly school album.
The beauty of this album is that it documents seven years of school photos in one small album.
Let me show you how I made it. It's very simple if you'd like to make one.
The cover is made of chipboard measuring 5 1/4"x 8 1/4".
I used two pieces of school themed pattern paper to cover the front and back covers.
Then I added a title "School Days" printed on white cardstock and matted with red cardstock.
The book was bound with a Zutter Bind-It-All.

The title page simply says, "Kindergarten through sixth grade".

Each layout features that year's school photo,
a signature block to show how my son signed his name that year,
and a questionnaire.
This album has 8 pages and I used the fronts and backs of each page.
Each page is black cardstock trimmed to 5"x 8".
On the right side of the layout, is a vertical strip of pattern paper measuring 7 1/2" x 1 1/4".
Next to that is a questionnaire that got filled out every year.
The prompts include:
favorite subject
least favorite subject
favorite lunch
best friend
most memorable day
favorite things to do at recess
field trips taken

Each layout has a piece of colored cardstock measuring 2 1/2"x 4 1/4" in the lower left corner
with a grade level printed on it.
Above that, is a vertical strip of white cardstock measuring 5"x 1"
which provides room for a signature.
Next to that is space for a school photo.
Each photo measures 3 1/2" x 5".

Every layout is the same, but has a different colored block of cardstock
and a different type of school themed pattern strip on the right.

This is a great way to record a school year.

My son was looking at this album after I took photos of it and he said,
"Where's 7th and 8th grades?" which I took to mean he likes this album!

The back cover matches the front.
Seems do-able, doesn't it?
Thanks for stopping by and God bless.
Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore!
1 Chron. 16:11


Mimi Mama said...

That is so cute and such a great way of preserving school memories. Thanks for the inspiration.

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks for sharing this at the Say G'day Saturday Linky Party. Hope you can join us again this weekend.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz