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6.13.2012

first day of school | mini album

6.13.2012  at 5:00 AM

School isn't even out for Summer in some parts of the country although we've been on Summer break since the third week in May. Either way, it's a good time to think about making a mini album to house all those first day of school photos. 


I made these all the way back in 2008 when Isabella was just entering Kindergarten and Victoria was only 3 years old. Zach was still in High School. My babies are growing up on me.

Isabella has always been a pink girl while Victoria has been a "boo" girl. She loves the color blue. The design on each album is the same with only the embellishments differing. The pages are from a pack of strap hinge album page refills I purchased on clearance and I strung ribbon through the strap hinges to bind the pages together.

I printed my text onto some old-fashioned manuscript writing paper. Even in this short about of time, I can see that it is aging rather quickly and might not have been the best choice, so if I were you, I would use a scrapbooking paper made to look like manuscript paper instead.


Each page has a tab for the grade which I applied with rub-ons.


Each year I have the kids write their name, their phone number, their address and a few things they love. The pages have been predesigned with a photo matte and embellishments are placed so that I can slip a photo onto the page with little effort.


Each page also has an education-related quote. 


The second week of August the girls will be entering 1st and 4th grades, so it will be time to update our albums once again.


6 comments:

  1. this is so sweet and adorable!
    love it!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  2. I love this. Right now I'm sorting through my son's school stuff. What about more of your "school quotes" as I think it is a great idea to add it to the pages.

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  3. Super fun! Love the buttons!

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  4. Oh my goodness these are adorable! What a treasure :)

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  5. This is a super cute idea. I just have to remember it by the time my babies are in school!

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