Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Graduation Album

I guess these are usually called "word books," but since this creates the number 2000, I will call it a number book. It is a mini album for pictures from my graduation and grad party. I found these pictures in an old album and thought they needed something a little more special.

I created the book using my Gypsy. I welded the numbers to squares and rectangles. The numbers came from Robotz and the squares/rectangles the make up the pages are from George and Basic Shapes. The book is 5" tall and made from chipboard. The grad cap on the front is from Locker Talk, cut at 2 1/2." I flocked the tassle and used glossy accents on the button. The title is Cricut Keystone, cut at 1" for "Central" and 3/4" for "graduation." I then embossed it with Swiss Dots. Each page was covered with red cardstock and the numbers were covered with white glitter cardstock. I used an EK Success punch for the star border and all the small stars. The one larger star is a Fiskars punch.This title is from Jasmine, cut at 1 1/2."

I added Stickles to the stars on this page.

The banner and font are both from Birthday Bash. The banner is cut at 1 1/4" and the font at 3/4." I then used some white glitter on the font.

I made this for the following challenges:


  1. excellent! love this! the stickles on the stars~ perfect touch! thanks for sharing with us at TPV!

  2. This is just fantastic. I love that you made something for yourself. So often we are crafting for others and neglect ourselves and our own photos. Good for you!!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Paper Cutz.

  3. This is such an awesome keepsake from your graduation!! Love your pics and all of the stars! Thanks for playing at the Paper Variety. :)

  4. What a great number album - and a super way to remember your grad. Congratulations on graduating with honours, too! Even a decade later, that is still something of which you should be very proud! Great job coordinating the album with your gown colours!
    Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!
    Small Bits of Paper

  5. I agree with patti, what an awesome keepsake! thanks so much for playing along with us at tpv!!!

  6. What a super album! Great memories! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!


  7. Wow, what a great album! I am so glad you joined us this week at FCCB!

  8. Awesome album, Paula! Thanks for playing at FCCB!