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College Pride Week: Make a Mini College Scrapbook (Tutorial)

There are so many “firsts” in life.  You know…first baby, first day of school, first hair cut, etc.  I thought it would be fun to memorialize our daughter’s first few days at college. 
I made this mini scrapbook to save photos of the days when I drop her off and help her move into her room.

It only has a few pages.  By making the scrapbook “mini,” it is much easier to complete.  You won’t feel overwhelmed by having a huge scrapbook.  All you have to do is use a few photos that capture the important moments.  I’m looking forward to taking a couple of photos of her dorm room after she is all moved in and the room is all set.  I can pretty much guarantee that her room will never be as neat and tidy as it will be that first day.  🙂

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Cardstock in your school’s colors 
Ink in your school’s colors 
Ribbon in your school’s colors 
Paper cutter with scoring blade 

For the Cover:
1)  cut a piece of cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″
2)  score the 11″ side at 5″, 5-1/2″, and 6″

3)  fold in half along the 5-1/2″ score line

4)  cut a slit along the 1/2″ score line
5)  round the corners

For the Inside Pages:
1)  cut two pieces of coordinating-colored cardstock 4″ x 10-1/2″
2)  score the 10-1/2″ side at 4-3/4″, 5-1/4″, and 5-3/4″
3)  fold in half along the 5-1/4″ score line
4)  cut a slit down the 5-1/4″ score line
5)  round the corners
6)  fold all pieces into a book
This is what you will end up with:

For the ribbons:
1)  cut three pieces of ribbon
2)  insert through slit and tie

Decorate the cover and you’re done!