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First Day of School Photo Keepsake

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The school year is approaching.  Little Lady is starting her second year of Preschool  She did a little program last year for 2-3 year olds and absolutely loved it.  This year she is in a 4 year old program with the same teacher and so excited.  I wanted to create something special to hold her first day of school photo and a little info about her on her first day. Using my Silhouette I created a very simple keepsake.

First Day of School Photo keepsake with a Silhouette

I use my Silhouette to cut paper, vinyl, fabric and lots of other materials.  I also use it as a design platform.  For this project I was able to create my whole piece in one place, print some pieces and cut others.  It really is a versatile machine.  If you are interested in your very own Silhouette, keep an eye on Amazon they have some amazing deals.  (the link below is an affiliate link)

I created a 5×7 folder with a printed design on the front.

On the inside I cut a photo frame to hold Little Lady’s first day picture.  Then on the opposite side I used the Silhouette Print and Cut feature to print out some information and cut a simple shape.

school photo keepsake

inside of photo keepsake

On Little Lady’s first day I am going to have her write her name on the inside and fill in what she is most excited about.  I’ll add in her first day picture to have a little keepsake to remember my little girl just as she is.

Creative Ramblings School photo keepsake with a Silhouette

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How do you capture your child’ss first day of school?

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Monday 18th of August 2014

So cute!! I love how you made it into a keepsake and not just a sign for the first day of school picture. Very creative! I also have one starting preschool this year!!

DearCreatives (@DearCreatives)

Monday 18th of August 2014

Hi Sarah, Congrats on her second year of preschool. I love the keepsake you made her. Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing it @DearCreatives party! Hope to see you again this week. Pinning to my backtoschool board. Theresa


Monday 18th of August 2014

Thank you so much Theresa!

Kristy gd

Saturday 16th of August 2014

Ooo... I love the soft colors. Plus, it's really cool that you can open it up and just pop the photo in there. Great project!


Sunday 17th of August 2014

Thanks Kristy


Wednesday 13th of August 2014

This is so sweet Sarah! When your girls are grown this will be absolutely priceless. I love your design. Glenna @ My Paper Craze


Wednesday 13th of August 2014

Thank you so much Glenna.


Wednesday 13th of August 2014

This is so cute! I went to preschool at the Y too! :) They continue to be such a fabulous establishment for kids. So fun!


Wednesday 13th of August 2014

Thank you Kristen, I agree I love the Y!

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