Aug 072012
 

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

Kara has finished her preschool career and I wanted to finish her preschool scrapbook before her first day of kindergarten! I am happy to say that I achieved my goal. There are 55 scrapbook pages in Kara’s book!

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

I used the We R Memory Keepers Faux Leather 12×12 3-Ring Binder Album (buttercup color) because it gives me a lot of flexibility in what I can include in the scrapbook. The layouts are in We R Memory Keepers 12×12 3-Ring Page Protectors so the pages lay flat. The bookplate on the spine is another feature that I love. My scrapbook albums look great all stacked together.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

Here’s your peek into Kara’s scrapbook!

Crafts

Kara started one day of preschool a week just before she turned two years old. Colin was born soon after and I was a bit overwhelmed. That year I only took pictures of the first day, last day and of Kara’s crafts. I took a photo of each of her crafts and then used photoshop elements to add the date and what it was made out of to the photo. Then I printed the photos in 6×4 size and used the 12×12 3-Ring Photo Sleeve Refills with 6×4 Pockets to add them to her school scrapbook.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

I wrote the date on all her crafts when she brought them home. In later years, I didn’t add any text to the pictures.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook
Class/Individual Photos

I wanted to store as many of Kara’s school related items in her scrapbook as possible so I used regular 8.5 x 11 page protectors to store her 8×10 class and 8×10 individual photos.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

I used a paper cutter, EK Sucess corner adorner punch and a sheet of 8.5×11 cardstock to make the photo sturdier for storage in the scrapbook.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

The corner adorner punch needs 1/8 of an inch on both sides of the corner. Multiply that by two and I trimmed the card stock to 8.25 x 10.25 inches. Then I used the punch on all four corners. The I slipped the photo into between the cuts made by the punch. Here is the result for one corner.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

I use the corner adorner punch on anything that I may want to remove later because it requires no adhesive.

8.5 x 11 Papers or Certificates

For regular 8.5×11 items I place them in regular 8.5×11 page protectors and added them to the album.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

Misc papers, invitations, small crafts, CDs

Kara had lots of small memorabilia items like bookmarks, invitations and small crafts that I wanted to keep in the scrapbook. I used a 12×12 Becky Higgins Big Envelope Page with a sheet of card stock placed in the back of the envelope to store these items. The card stock prevents the back from being transparent. I love these envelopes pages because you can squeeze a lot inside and the front is transparent.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

Kara’s teacher made each student a CD with photos from the school year. I wasn’t sure where to put the CD but the case was slim so it fit in the little pocket at the front of the envelope page.

I hope you have enjoyed this peek into Kara’s preschool scrapbook. I know it will be treasured by my family for years to come. Now onto kindergarten!

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  1. I LOVE this! Thanks so much for the inspiration and knowing it can be Finished!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Adorble and so organized! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thanks for sharing I did a 12×12 book on my sister who past at a young age and one on my son then my daughter and 3 grandchildren came along so to say the least I’m behind this brought back memories It got me thinking again about all those thing I put in a box I think its time to get their boxes out and get them done Thanks so much

  4. just found your blog… Love love love your pages!! I’m a digital scrapbooker… love how you took pictures of the art work.

    great job!

  5. This is AWESOME and gave me some really great tips and ideas! Thanks you so much for sharing all of your great work with us. I loved it!

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