Wednesday, May 9, 2012

College Graduation Celebration

I hope the gal who is getting this gift is not a follower on my blog..............THAT would spoil the surprise! Yup, it's another Bitty Book..............yeek, my inventory of raw books is getting "low". This gift is for a college graduate. The card is made from the left over 12x12 paper. Paper is from Scrapbook Customs "Graduation Word Collage".

School colors are Gold, Silver, and Cranberry-ish. The scallop frame is made from Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Large Ovals and the white frame is from the Classic Small Oval. The girl silhouette is a SVG cut (sorry, I don't have the source). Add a little white grosgrain ribbon as the finishing touch. The envelope is also embellished with a strip from the 12x12 paper.

Card inside:

The Bitty Book: It's a SU Top Note Bigz die Dot embossed and has a spinning graduation hat: a svg cut from myCricutsScrapbooking.com (mytimetocraft.com). I love how the words :congratulations peeks out through the window. The name is made by using my Cricut Storybook cartridge..........can you believe I used my Cricut............once in a blue moon......so when is the moon blue? Never!!! But now I feel better I used a cartridge.

In the corner; three decorated flowers made by using a punch with a black brad, attached using a mini glue dot.

As always, my favorite: charms on the spine. I used a purse, cell phone, frame, and a high heel shoe. Add a little glossy accent to secure the ribbons.
On the album cover, I used one of the $1 Michael Stamps where the message is : write your own story" because the graduate will have a Journalism degree.
Here's a over head view of the album

Inside the album without the pages: Alphabet embossing folder used along with a contrasting strip of SU Cherry Cobbler and leftover 12x12 paper worked great.

Here are the photo holders: each one has a sticker with a graduation theme. Originally the sticker sheet was only in black and white. To add that little color: Copic R59 was used on the tassels and ribbon in the stickers. On the backside, there is room for journaling and photos.

I love how this turned out and I do hope Ashley will like it, too.
A happy crafting day to all of you.

4 comments:

Karli said...

stunning Patti. So classy & classic. She will love them :) Hugs~

Jan Castle said...

This really is a beauty Patti!!! Wonderful color combo too!
Jan

ARTiMAGINE said...

Hey,

This graduation book is awesome...love the colors used..the detailing is impeccable...

Black, Red and white are my all time favorite....

eunice said...

Without a doubt, Ashley will be thrilled to receive this wonderful keepsake mini album. As always, you did such an amazing job with this. What a neat idea to do a spinner on the cover...and love those charms! Very, VERY COOL!!!