End of the School Year Cinch Book

End of the School Year Cinch Book

I love to take photos of my kids on their first day of school, and then again on the last day of school.  Placing them together on the same scrapbook page really highlights how they’ve changed over the school year.  This year I decided to place the first and last day photos in a 6×6 Cinch book.  Here’s how it turned out:

Although it’s not a school themed collection, the lined papers, graph papers, and numbers in the For The Record collection lend themselves perfectly to the theme of this album.  I made a two page spread for each of my kids that includes the first and last day photos, plus some journaling about the school year.  Take a look below:

I printed my 3×4 inch photos, added some patterned paper, chipboard stickers, embossed stickers, and washi tape to my pages before punching them in the Cinch machine.  In order to fit all of this on each page I created some fold-out journaling flaps.

I cut apart the journaling cards on the Notecards paper and used them as my journaling flaps.  They’re just the right size!

Washi tape was the perfect way to attach these–it’s flexible and plenty tacky to hold the flap in place.  Simply place one length of washi tape along one side of the card so that half overlaps onto the background paper…

…then place another length of washi tape along the other side so that half overlaps onto the background paper.

I keep this Cinch book in a basket out where my kids can look at it and enjoy the fun memories they’ve had this school year.  It’s the perfect way to see the growth they’ve experienced.



The Cinch

6×6 Cinch Chipboard

1 inch Gold Binding Wire

For The Record Paper Pack

Various colors of Washi Tape

Tab Punch–File

Typewriter Black Tab Labels

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