School Mini Album

Hi there and welcome! On the heels of the fantastic mini album posted by Lori on Monday, I have another mini album to share with you! This mini was created for our in-home daycare caregiver as the end-of-the-year card from all of our families. Each year I make her something and this year I went with a mini album.

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This mini was made with my Cricut Expression and a regular cutting blade. I used a thin cardboard for the base of the shapes. I put my blade length on 4, pressure max, and multi cut 2. I’ve never had any problem cutting chipboard (or food boxes) with this setting.

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I used papers from the DCWV Grade School stack. I like to stick to one stack for these sorts of projects because while the papers can be greatly different, they all fit together somehow. Each shape had a paper cover the front, which matted the photo and a piece cut using the flip setting for the backside of the shape.

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I then chalked the edges in black and sealed them with Glossy Accents and added a sprinkle of white/clear glitter for fun.

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If the shape had an available place, I put the picture there, if not, I tried to make it fit with the shape as much as possible. Here is my daughter’s page, which was the most difficult, getting the star shape to work with a 4×6 photo.

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The last shape was a notebook page and served as a place for me to write our thank you note.

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The shapes I used were:

Crayon 2 – Locker Talk – 6″
Pencil – My Community – 3″
Puzzle piece – My Community – 5″
Star – Doodlecharms – 6″
Glue – Locker Talk – 6″
Backpack – Doodlecharms – 6″
Apple – Doodlecharms – 6″
Notebook page – Locker Talk – 6″

I hope you have enjoyed my mini and if you have any questions, please ask in the comments and I will try my best to answer!

Be sure to visit my personal site, www.michelegreen.com, if you would like to see more projects, most recently 31 layouts in the 31 days of May!

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5 thoughts on “School Mini Album

  1. As a daycare provider, I would LOVE to receive one of these mini albums!!! I love that all the pages are different too!!

  2. Michele ~ what an awesome gift. As a Nursery School teacher, one of my parents made something like this for me ~ gifts made from the heart are the BEST.
    Have an awesome day!

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