Quick & Easy Graduation Sampler

This spring, many of you will be celebrating a graduation in your household.  Whether it’s a graduation from kindergarten to college, it’s an important rite of passage that deserves to be recognized.  Honor the grad in your house with this simple but stunning sampler.


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Graduation Scrapbooking Borders

Those with graduates this spring know how frenzied and full (and emotional) these last weeks leading up to graduation can be! Let your documenting of the event be the easy part. Simply grab the new Cap & Gown Collection, cardstock in your grad’s school colors and a few tools, and follow along to make some simple striking borders for your upcoming pages. Oh! And congratulations to your grad…and to you!

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Scrapbook Borders – Three Ways

Borders are a staple in scrapbooking. Whether working on the most elaborate or the most simple spread, creating a border has long time been a go-to for scrapbookers. There are so many different materials you can use for borders from cardstock to designer paper, stickers to embellishments. The Border Maker System is a must-have tool if you enjoy making borders – it is so user friendly and the options are endless with the catalogue of cartridges available. Today, I want to share with you three different borders made with three different product collections.

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1-2-3 Layout Featuring Achievements Paper Pack!

I’m back with another 1-2-3 Layout for you! If you are not familiar with this type of layout you’ll see that it uses 1 piece of double sided patterned paper, 2 pieces of cardstock (or scrapbook pages) and is made with just 3 simple cuts to create a lovely two page spread! Continue reading 1-2-3 Layout Featuring Achievements Paper Pack!

Personalizing Graduation Pages with School Colors

Our new Achievements Collection provides the perfect neutral background for almost any photo. The black, white and grey hues are beautiful alone but also compliment any other color that you may wish to add.  To personalize your graduation pages, simply add cardstock and ABC/123 Letters in your school color(s).  Use your solid cardstock to mat your photos or to add a simple paper strip or a border made with our new Crown Border Maker Cartridge.  Or use your school colors to make a preppy argyle border to add a collegiate look to a page.  The additional color will make your pages pop! Continue reading Personalizing Graduation Pages with School Colors

One Memory, Three Ways – Graduation Edition!

When you look through your scrapbook albums you start to see “your style” coming through. You might enjoy spending time creating double page layouts with lots of decorative embellishments and beautifully coordinated products. You might love making “Naked Pages” that feature only photos and journaling. Or, you might strike a balance somewhere in the middle by using Fast 2 Fabulous Pre-designed pages or Multi Pocket Pages. Whatever your style is, Creative Memories has just what you need to create pages that are just the right style for your albums! Continue reading One Memory, Three Ways – Graduation Edition!

Title Borders For Your Graduation Scrapbook Pages

Ever run out of title ideas for your scrapbook pages? I often get scrapper’s block when trying to think of a title for a scrapbooking layout that I’m working on. The good news is that with the Achievements Embellishments and the word art sheet that’s included in the Achievements Paper Pack, you’ll have lots of title ideas for your graduation scrapbook pages. They would also be great as titles for your Achievements Fast2Fab album pages. To illustrate, I’ve created two sets of title borders using the word art sheet from the Achievements paper pack and titles from the Achievements Embellishments. For even more ideas, I’ve added a few hand printed titles. You’ll also find title ideas for your graduation scrapbook pages on Creative Memories Scrapbooking Page Title Ideas board on Pinterest. Continue reading Title Borders For Your Graduation Scrapbook Pages

Celebrate the Achiever with a Scrapbook!

I honestly can’t think of a more simple, fun and quick way to highlight the high school years than by putting those photos into the FABULOUSLY beautiful Achievements Fast2Fab Album.. Not only are the pages perfect for use as they were designed, you can also take it up a notch by adding a few embellishments or designer papers to add a little “pep” to the already fantabulous scrapbook pages!  And, the pages are even versatile enough that they can be used for almost any high school event including prom, sports, driver’s license, and lots more! Continue reading Celebrate the Achiever with a Scrapbook!

10 Photos to Take on Graduation Day

Whether your graduate is graduating from middle school, high school or college, his or her graduation day is super exciting. It’s definitely something you will want to create a scrapbook layout (or two) for! Graduation day can also be a bit on the stressful side – your graduate not only needs to be at the school on time, but you also need to be there early enough to get “good” seats. I don’t know how many times I’ve attended an important graduation thinking that I was early only to find the parking lot and the bleachers already full! In all the hustle of just trying to be on time, it’s easy to neglect those all important graduation day photos! It helps to plan ahead and to know in advance what photos you want to take for your scrapbook album. Here is what I hope is a helpful list of graduation day photos to take: Continue reading 10 Photos to Take on Graduation Day