As I mentioned yesterday in my post about our school work display wall, after leaving the kids’ school papers and artwork on display for a time we swap them out for new ones and then I photograph the old ones before tossing them. I always keep a sample of my kids’ work from each school year that I store and organize separately, but most of them end up preserved in a photo on a scrapbook page that I make for each child each school year.
I printed the photos of my daughter’s school papers about 2″ x 2″ so that I could fit several on a page. Then I cut out the centers of some polaroid frames from the Notable patterned paper and backed the frames with photos of my daughter’s school papers.
Grid-style designs are perfect for groups of similar photos like school papers, so I created a grid design in the upper 2/3 of my page and then added patterned paper borders on the top and bottom to anchor the page.
This is a great solution for all of the papers that my kids bring home. We still have them preserved on a scrapbook page, but as small photos instead of large bulky school papers.