Kristie came over the other day so we could start working on her Graduation Scrapbook. She has made scrapbooks before, but this is my first one!
We thought we were all ready to get started, but it only took us about a minute and a half after we sat down to decide we needed to head to the craft store! We weren’t happy with the paper that came with the scrapbook – it was cheap looking and wrinkled, so we decided to go get more.
Of course, while we were at the craft store, we also ended up buying a few extra doodads!
Here is what we ended up with: various letter stickers, graduation cap and diploma stickers, flower stickers, star stickers, a little roll of green jewel stickers, some decorative brads and some decorative adhesive border.
We didn’t have very many fancy scrapbooking tools, but here is what we had: a corner rounder, flower and star hole punches, medium sized adhesive dots to stick the pictures on with and and a cutting knife with extra blades.
Here is a picture of the Scrapbook. It doesn’t show up well, but the cover is sparkly! The silver outline around the space for the inserted picture is sparkly too!
Here is one of the pages we did. We used the sticker letters, the sticker graduation caps, diplomas and stars and the adhesive border to decorate the page.
Because the graduation cap and some of the star stickers were black, we had to cut some white paper to place behind them so that they would stand out on the black paper. We just did the cap background freehand, but used the star punch to make stars to put under the black star stickers.
For this page, we used the corner rounder to round the edges of the pictures for a different look. Then we just added some flower stickers and a decorative border.
We made a few more pages on different colored background papers (green, white and green and silver polka dots) which will add some variety to the scrapbook, but they are really not finished, so I don’t want to show them yet.
Even with all of the stuff we started with, we ended up needing more bling for our pages! We will have to put on our creative thinking caps and come up with some more ideas.
We have several more pictures that need to be put in the scrapbook – We still have to do the pictures from their actual Graduation Day and from the Graduation Party, but we had to save those for another day.
Above is where we left off – the page in the storage box is what we were thinking for the cover page for the Graduation Day section. Nothing has been tacked down yet though, so that may change.
Kristie and I had such a good time working on this scrapbook! I can’t wait to go shopping for some more embellishments and start working on the rest of the pages!