Monday, June 2, 2008

Great class to share...

My sons love to keep their report cards so I thought up this little mini album after I saw these great envelopes at this wonderful stationery store in Waterloo a couple of weeks ago. They are long envelopes but have the string closure at one of the long ends. Great for making just about any kind of keepsake album that you want to store things in. Just thought I would like to share it with you all. I have started at Grade Seven, going up to Grade Twelve. Therefore needing 6 envelopes.

I used the new line of Scenic route patterned paper. It is such a great boys paper line. I also used two pieces of chipboard and 4 pieces of brown Bazzill cardstock to cover the chipboard for the cover. I inked everything with a dark brown chalk Cat's Eye ink. I also used the American Crafts foam letters and two diffrent colors of large ricrac.

You would first glue the brown cardstock to each side of the chipboard.

Now using the Zutter Bind It All, you will make holes in the two covers and each of the six envelopes as seen in the picture above. If you do not have a Bind It All, there are several ways the you could bind your album. For instance, you could punch three holes down the side of each cover and envelope and use three binder rings available at any office supply store.

Your album should look similar to this once it is bound.

Now you can get creative with your album and decorate any way that you wish. The picture above is the title page.

Using the lined Scenic route paper, I typed the above captions for each envelope. The font I used is "Pharmacy". I love this font and have used it in many projects. Great for boys projects.
Just thought I would show what each page looks like after embellishing.

The Cover.
Grade Seven
Grade Eight
Grade Nine
Grade Ten
Grade Eleven
Grade Twelve
And on the opposite side of each embellished page I plan to put pictures from that year of school. Hope you enjoy this project and it spurs a moment of creativity for you or even gives you another idea for a keepsake album.


Tracey said...

I LOVE this!! My little one isn't in school yet but I might just have to make one of these and put it away!!

Sue said...

Very cool!! Do I see a kit in the future???

Anonymous said...

Great job Judy. Love it.