September 30, 2020

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing with you a fun mini album that I created using school photos for my now senior. We get the school pictures every year and then they sit in a photo box. I send a few out but most of them stay in the package. I thought that I needed a fun way to display these pictures that we spend so much time and money on.

Papers Used:

Cut Files

Supplies Needed:

  • Cutting machine
  • Binder ring
  • Adhesive

Optional:

  • Pattern paper
  • Embellishments
  • stickers

First I used the 100lb Sweet Tooth cardstock to create the pages of my album.  This paper is very sturdy and will hold up well to the use. You can download a .png of the cut files at the links above. Upload the .pngs into your die cutting machine's software and set each page to a width of 4 inches. Then you're ready to cut them all out! Once cut, I use a scoring tool to score a line about 3/8" above the bottom line of the rectangle. (Before the numbers start) Now, when you fold the pages up, you will have each page of your album.

 

Open page of school years mini album

 

Next, I folded each page and started decorating! Each grade got a color or color combo using a variety of Pop-Tone cardstock scraps. Mini Albums are a great way to use up those little bits of leftover paper!  

 

school years mini album pre-k page

 

Next I went page by page and added pattern paper.  I used Bella Blvd papers from my stash that fit my theme.  I chose embellishments and stickers for each page trying to match up any themes that would work for that year (i.e. cars for 10th grade when he got his license etc.)

 

pre-k through grade 3

 

Last I added my photos and some sparkly sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps.  I added the photos last because I had to dig them all out and that took some time.  I intend to add some journaling to each page with highlights of that year.  

 

school years grades 4 through 12 pages

I hope you enjoy this mini album!  I have a short video just flipping through and showing each page.  


 

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Thanks for visiting! Have a crafty day!

Daisie

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