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:
least favorite subject
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
and Natasha In Oz.