Schools around the world differ. The first day of a school year varies in different areas around the world because of weather, climate, season and culture. The norm is for school to begin in late August or early September in the northern hemisphere and in January or early February in the Southern Hemisphere countries.
School is a major part of a child's life. Scrapbooking the school year is important as it documents and preserves childhood memories. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to take photos of varies experiences and events in the school calendar.
It is traditional in South Africa to have posed photographs taken towards the end of the scholastic year. This is a layout of one of these typical posed school photos of my niece, Skylar using the Collecting Moments Collection focusing on the school theme showcasing fun techniques.
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Potpourri paper, floral side is the background for the layout. Trim Inch by Inch paper to measure 10 ½ x 10 ½“. Adhere at an angle with top left corner 1” from left, ½“ from top edges and with top right corner ⅞” from top edge. Stitch a 1” line on all four sides.
Cut paper strips to the following sizes and adhere onto Inch by Inch piece :
Adhere strips of paper as in image above. Stitch around paper strips as indicated in red lines in sketch below:
Cut Navy Corrugate to measure 6½ x 4¼ “. Adhere 3” from top and 1½“ from left edges. Adhere photo (4 x 6”) 1” from left edge of Navy Corrugate piece.
Adhere ‘enjoy the little moments’ Collecting Moments Sticker Fundamental 1¼“ from bottom and 2” from left edges. Adhere foam strip to ‘ENJOY Every MINUTE OF Every DAY’ Collecting Moments Label Sticker. Adhere 1¼“ from left edge, just above ‘enjoy the little moments’ Collecting Moments Sticker Fundamental. Adhere a pink star fromCollecting Moments Sticker Fundamental sheet to the right of the ‘ENJOY Every MINUTE OF Every DAY’ Collecting Moments Label Sticker.
Adhere tab and star from Collecting Moments Sticker Fundamental Sheet and bracket tab with word from the Collecting Moments Label Stickers to left edge of photo.
SEAM BINDING: Place seam binding on a non-stick craft sheet. Prepare seam binding by spritzing with water. Dab Distress Ink at intervals on seam binding. Blend by spritzing with water and dabbing with paper towel. Crinkle seam binding by rolling it in palm of your hand. Loosely unravel and set aside to dry.
PENCILS: Lightly sand pencils to remove gloss from pencils. Ink the text stamp with Archival Ink.
Roll the pencil onto the stamp using medium pressure, from bottom to top of stamp and set aside to dry.
Adhere inked seam binding from right edge of layout onto the Navy Corrugate piece.Tie seam binding around two stamped pencils and adhere on left side of seam binding. Adhere ‘HAPPY’ Memories Captured Flair to the right of the pencils. Adhere star fromFundamental Sticker with a foam square.
Finish layout with stickers of choice from Collecting Moments Sticker Fundamentalsand Collecting Moments Label Stickers.
Looking forward to seeing your layouts recording those school day memories.