Graduation Album

Scrapbook a quick graduation gift that houses photos and memorabilia with this easy box-style school album.

Find the Right Album

Design by Melissa Inman

Because this scrapbook album spans four years of high-school events, Melissa Inman chose a sturdy, extradeep album for maximum storage.

 

SOURCES: Album: Scrapworks. Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Make It Easy

Design by Melissa Inman

Let divided page protectors break the work into manageable portions. In this album made for a friend, Melissa filled the title page protector with a pretty collection of high school memories.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Organize Your Photos

Design by Melissa Inman

When planning your pages, look to the photos. Melissa sorted hers by event and made a quick outline to determine the number of spreads and the type of page protectors she would use. You may need to resize or crop your shots to get them all in.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Consider a Pocket Structure

Design by Melissa Inman

Select two to three types of scrapbook page protectors to vary the look of the pages while still maintaining unity throughout the album. Melissa selected styles with four, five, and six blocks along with regular 12x12" page protectors.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Choose Coordinating Papers

Design by Melissa Inman

Select papers and a few versatile embellishments that will complement your photos. Sticking with one manufacturer's line helps keep everything cohesive.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Select Flat Embellishments

Design by Melissa Inman

Add dimension with your accents, but remember that the album needs to be able to close.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Convert Photos to Black-And-White

Design by Melissa Inman

If certain photos clash with your scheme, convert them to black-and-white.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Make a Full Scrapbook Page

Design by Melissa Inman

To prevent the look from becoming too modular, Melissa made one page of each spread a full 12x12" layout.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Assemble Journaling Blocks

Design by Melissa Inman

Because this album was a gift, Melissa included blank journaling cards that can be slipped in and out of the protectors, making it easy for the recipient to fill in her own thoughts.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Vary When Necessary

Design by Melissa Inman

Place a title vertically when you've got an extralong one to fit. For consistency, Melissa used the same stickers as she did for the horizontal titles.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

Box Up Memorabilia

Design by Melissa Inman

After she completed the pages, Melissa added this shadow box in the back as a handy catchall for bulky memorabilia.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Junkitz. Paper flowers: Making Memories. Album: Scrapworks. Memorabilia keeper: Show it All.

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