May 30, 2012

Graduation Layout

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This is the first of two graduation layouts I created for pictures of my son who is graduating from the 8th grade this week.  I used the Happy Graduation Seasonal cartridge for all of the die cuts.
Although Happy Graduation was an easy cartridge to cut from and layer with, I'm not too pleased with the die cuts.  The owl eyes looked a little freaky so I ended up adding some black bling over them.
I had this scholastic themed paper which has lots of educational facts on it and it seemed to be perfect for a graduation layout.
This layout got lots of doodling and stitching with my white gel pen.  Since the colors were kept very simple to stay with the school colors, the layout seemed to need the extra touches of my white gel pen.
I also added some black bling to the graduation caps and then made some twine tassels from Holly Green Trendy Twine.  I love the look of the twine for the tassels, I think it adds such a fun element to the layout.
Some of the die cuts were popped up on foam for added dimension.
A couple of twine bows on the diplomas finished off the layout.


  1. Adorable layout! The gel pen, twine and pop dots make everything really stand out! Great work!

  2. This is such a great LO. I am so bummed that here in TX they don't have an 8th great graduation.


  3. These layouts are wonderful. I just have to go buy myself a white gel pen - the effect is great. TFS

  4. Great LO, thanks for linking up at CTO!

  5. This is so awesome!! I love the background paper and the cuts you used are just perfect!! Congratulations to your son!! :)

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  6. what a great Layout. This is amazing. Congrats to your son and to his accomplishments. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  7. Love your LO! Great job with the gel pen :) Now I see where the "graduation" letters came from on your other project! Great job using them up

  8. I love all your graduation elements on your newsprint background, great LO! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

  9. Very nice job! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back next week!

  10. Wonderful layout!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!