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!
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.
Here’s your peek into Kara’s scrapbook!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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