Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

My daughter has finished her preschool career and my goal was 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 completed preschool scrapbook.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

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I used the 12×12 We R Memory Keepers Faux Leather 3-Ring Binder Album¬†(buttercup color) because it gave 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 they lay flat.

Tips And A Peek Into A Finished Preschool Scrapbook

The bookplate on the spine is another feature that I love. My scrapbook albums look great all stacked together and it is so easy to find the one I want.

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 of to the photo. Then I printed the photos in 6×4 size and used the 12×12 3-ring photo sleeves 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 preschool 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 preschool 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!

Comments

  1. Tina McCubbins says

    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

  2. says

    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!

  3. donna says

    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!

    • says

      You are very welcome Donna! My daughter just asked to look at her preschool scrapbook last week. Hearing her comments and seeing her smiles was priceless! She kept commenting about how silly she was when she was in preschool. It was only 2 years ago! LOL! Enjoy documenting your child’s school career! :)

    • says

      Hi Jackie. You can buy the album from Amazon. There is a link under the first photo. I have also seen them in Michaels and JoAnn stores but they only carry a few colors.

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