One night I had some extra time so I flipped through some magazines at Barnes and Noble. I found this project in one of the scrapbooking magazines (wish I could remember which one). I really enjoyed this project and it was a perfect way to capture Will’s summer fun!
I mostly used what I had sitting around to create this album, but had to buy a package of blank index cards and a package of A-Z cards. I found both items at Wal-Mart. The A-Z cards were about $3 and the index cards were less than a $1. Inexpensive project!
For the front and back covers I cut two pieces of cardboard the size of the index cards from an old box sitting around. I used brown and orange ink to distress them and add some color. I used stamps and stickers to decorate them.
Before I started I mapped out a summer event and picture to match each letter of the alphabet .
Our Summer List from A to Z
A: 40th Anniversary B: Blowing Bubbles C: Children’s Museum
D: Daddy E: Emma F: Fireworks G: Garden H: Hungry Caterpillar
I: Ice cream J: Jump K: Kjersten L: Learning M: Movie
N: Nature O: Owies P: Potty Training Q: Quiet R: Running
S: Slide T: T-Rex U: Uncle Tim V: VBS W: Wet X: Xtra Special Reward
Y: Yogi Bear Campground Z: Zippity Zoo Day
Now for the really fun part…decorating each card. Before decorating each card I hole punched the top left corner of each index card and each letter card. They are clipped together with a book ring. Here is a sampling of four of my favorite cards.
As an after thought I thought it would be fun to add a little journaling to the back of each card that had more of a story to tell. Here is the one card I’ve completed so far. This will be a work in progress — a little at a time. It will be fun to look back at all the little things you quickly forget about your little ones.
Last, I added a few ribbons to the book ring to jazz it up a bit.
I just love these quick start to finish projects! Give this project a try to capture your summer memories.