Saturday, September 24, 2011

School Blog Hop: Storing Your Memorabilia

Welcome to the School Blog Hop! This blog hop is being hosted by Jamie at My Amusing Life and you can see the list of stops at the bottom of this post. There will be a grand prize for hoppers who comment on all the blogs on both days! The grand prize is a a $20.00 gift certificate from Cloud 9 Designs and a $5.00 gift certificate from Jen's Digi Stamps (that's five digi stamps!). Please be sure to leave your contact info in a safe manner, for example suesmith at msn dot com will help to prevent spam!

For my project, I wanted to make storage pages for my middleschooler's school memorabilia. I confess, I save things: report cards, school ids, ISAT tests, award certificates and more! In the past, I have always had the report cards stored in paper backpacks, but felt this would be too cute for my first year middleschooler's taste. So, I pulled out The Robin's Nest Boy Dot/Stripe and got to work.

Now, you might think The Robin's Nest style is elegant and glamorous, but they have some great masculine papers! I knew this would be perfect for my page with a bit of scrap lifting from Creating Keepsakes Summer 2011 issue. The original page, was used to hold Disney memorabilia.

To make the Boy Dot Stripe paper pop, I pulled out some old neutral paper in my stash. It is oooh so old, that I can't tell you who made it. I am sure it was in a stack I purchase at JoAnn's. I cut rectangles for pocket and then cut circles out to help. I also used Creative Imaginations corrugated paper. I am always wanting to try cutting new things with my Cricut! I did not find that this cut well, but found I liked the distressed look of it! I used Graphically Speaking cart to cut the 6 die along the far left and inked the edges. To hold my pockets, I sewed them in place with my machine using a zig zag. If you don't have a sewing machine, consider foam tape to allow room for your memorabilia. Just use it along the side and the bottom!

I also cut my middleschool title using The Robin's Nest Glittered Chipboard in brown. I used a bit of Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon, and License Plate Alphabet Stickers by The Paper Loft. The Awards, ISAT and Card are all The Robin's Nest Glittered Alphabet.

Your next stop on the hops is April's Blog: Curls and Grins. If you get lost, please see the full list below.

Blog Hop Stops

Jamie's Blog: My Amusing Life

Bernice's Blog: Karber Sweet Escapes

Ashley's Blog: The Glamorous Side of Scrapping

Jessica's Blog: Scrappy Luvs

Christina's Blog: Cema 1 Cema

Amber's Blog: Pixel Perfect Creations

Dena's Blog: Miss D Jones

Deborah's Blog: Scrapping Mamma

Shelly's Blog: Shelly's Land

Clare's Blog: Cricut Crafty Clare (You are here)

April's Blog: Curls and Grins

Jearise's Blog: Lorby's World

Kristy's Blog: Scraptaskically Creations

Brynn's Blog: Flair and Frills Creativity

Janet's Blog: Create Dream Scrapbooks

Amy's Blog: Love To Crop

Staci's Blog: Precious Mem
Lisa's Blog: Handmade with Love-Lisa

Cheryl's Blog: Cards by CG
Gina's Blog: California Scrapping G Cinderella 21

Paula's Blog: Scrap Your World

Julie K's Blog: JK Little Bit of Bling

Maria's Blog: MD Craft Corner


  1. Wow, that`s a great idea, I never think on did that, TFS.


  2. I may have to steal this idea! I was just thinking about something like this last night ~ AWESOME job I LOVE it!


  3. What a nice way to collect memorabilia! I could totally see this working for a number of collections too. Great job!

    Hugs, Cheryl @
    cardsbycg at hotmail dot com

  4. What a wonderful idea!! I wish I would have done something like this (in advance) for my kids and their 'stuff'... How great to have that ready to fill up!! Great job!! :)

    Amy :) at
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. That is a great project and I've never thought about using foam tape to keep a pocket on, thanks so much for sharing. or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

  6. So nice project! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. love your project, such a neat idea!!

  8. Your memorbilla folder is great! What a nice way to save school items. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  9. I luv this idea. I'm really n2 pockets & envelopes right now! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot comI luv this idea. I'm really n2 pockets & envelopes right now! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  10. Love this idea. I hung on to everything from school. Nice being in the hop with you.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  11. Love the Memory folder. I am a new follower. TFS

  12. What a wonderful keepsake. I know your daughter will treasure that for ages to come. Thanks for sharing. Jearise in Lorby's World.

  13. What a great idea! this turned out great!!

    ~ Carrie

  14. very cute TFS!!!!


  15. Fabulous idea, Love the papers. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  16. I love your project! I save everything like this too and this is such a wonderful idea. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  17. Such a great idea! Love it!

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  18. Terrific! what a great way to store items that you just can't scrap onto the page!!!


    Have a scrap-happy day
    Lisa G

  19. What a cool project, love the colors that you picked. Great job!

  20. Great ideas and beautiful but like you said masculine.



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