We are are really excited about this project from Cycling Team Member Traci Penrod. A Makin' the Grade mini album is a great way to share a lot of your school photos and with a special shapped album.
Although I have already scrapbooked my son's school years in a 12x12 version, I have been wanting to make a mini album using wallet-sized school photos. I have so many of them, and thought it would be a neat way to see how he changed over the years in one fun little book. Makin the Grade was perfect for this project because the papers and embellishments work well for pre-school or kindergarten, all the way through high school.
I started with a fun locker album die-cut (designed by Bona Rivera-Tran for AccuCut). I created the album so that there would be one page for each grade K-12. Little Yellow Bicycle makes creating a project like this fun and easy because their collections include so many wonderful embellishments!
I incorporate pockets in almost all of my projects. On this page, I used the cork board themed paper to create a pocket, and tucked a journaling card inside. The card from the "5 Things I Love" embellishment was perfect for the page about 2nd grade since it already had a 2 on the tab. Mixing it up a bit, I used the #3 from the fabric favorites stickers for the 3rd grade page.
The 5th grade page was a lot of fun -- I used the pocket that holds the "5 Things I Love" journaling cards.
I just placed some cute embellishments over parts of the words and voila, a perfect page embellishment for 5th grade!
I had a lot to journal about for 9th grade so I decided to hide the journaling "in the lockers". The 6x6 paper pad was perfect for this because of the smaller scale of the locker paper. I just cut three lockers out of the 6x6 sheet, adhered them to a folded card, and tucked my journaling inside with some more fun embellishments.
One of my favorite things about scrapbooking is thinking 'outside the box' to come up with creative ways to use paper and embellishments. Thanks to Little Yellow Bicycle and Makin the Grade, I had a blast with this project!
Please visit Traci's blog Artsy Albums for more details about this project.
Have a wonderful day!