The school year is almost over and let's be honest: those school portraits are still sitting in the envelope they arrived home in last fall! It's okay. We're all in the same place – behind on our scrapbooking projects. Did you scrapbook school portraits yet or not?


The end of the school year is fast upon us and it is as good a time as any to catch up on this school year's memories before you start having summer fun. This mini album is a simple and easy way to get a jump start on those school portraits so you'll be ready to scrapbook back to school in the fall. These easy techniques for decorating the album cover are great for a  binder style album, like this SN@P album from Simple Stories, or to decorate a photo album.


  • SN@P Binder Style Album by Simple Stories (or photo album)
  • Vintage Book Pages
  • Xyron Sticker Maker (I am using the 5″ wide model)
  • Small Photo Frame, Michael's $1 Spot (I am using a felt apple shaped frame but you can always find fun shaped frames in the Michael's Dollar Section)
  • School Themed Stickers, Karen Foster
  • Chalkboard Stickers, Pink Paislee
  • Chalk or Chalk Pencil, Pink Paislee
  • Assorted Ribbon and RicRac
  • Buttons
  • Hot Glue Gun


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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