This was another gift I made on behalf of the whole class. One mom expressed concern about photo books being placed in a drawer and forgotten. So I decided to switch gears and make something different, I still think photo books are a nice keepsake.
One of the other parents volunteered to come in and take pictures of all the children. This worked a little better than waiting for so many parents to send in photos. Plus all the photos had a uniform background and similar lighting.
I created a simple photo collage of all the pictures. I had an odd number so I used one of the free Project Life Teacher Appreciation cards to fill in that spot. I love the little pop of color it adds. I printed it on matte photo paper, my go to for enlargements.
The class picked a poem called Unity and I decided to make it into an overlay using vellum. I also think that this quote I used in Nandini's book would work really well here too: Invest in the human family, invest in people, build a little community of those you love and who love you.
I die cut the vellum with Silhouette Cameo, using the shadow set of the Trend font. It is a paid font, but I have some free font alternative ideas here. If you don't have a silhouette, you could print on the vellum in a shadow font as well for a similar effect.
photo collage, I use Picasa (it's free!) photo editing software to make mine
matte photo paper
set of free printables (Download the free printables here.)
vellum, die cut with Silhouette cameo or printed