I've been sharing with you the graduation boards I have been busy making this summer. Well.. I've also been busy making gifts for the graduation parties. I love taking an inexpensive photo album and turning it into a one of a kind keepsake.
Here's one of the albums I created...
Think about creating a matching gift bag for your one of a kind gift.
It makes a great presentation. I love using silk floweres to embellish my projects, but silk flower embellishements can get very expensive. Check out my cost savings idea HERE...
Making a girly album is a lot of fun.
It gives me the opportunity to use lots of rhinestone... ribbons...
and pretty buttons.
Oh, did I mention I also get to use some gold paint
to embellish the album!
Here's the inside of the album.
I had these paper flowers left over from my niece's wedding invitations. The flowers are sold with the wedding invitation accessories at Michaels Crafts.
They come in a large container
and you can use them for lots of different projects.
Now I needed a gift for a boy....
Isn't this masculine paper?
Perfect for a boy.
Here's a cost saving tip... Go to the local hardware store and ask if they have any keys that have been a "mistake" when they were cutting them for customers. They are happy to give them away. A little black spray paint and some gold paint brushed onto the key,
they become the perfect embellishment.
The best part....the cost is nothing.
Here's the inside.
Great buttons to hold the ribbon ties onto the album.
Another girly album....
I printed the saying off on vellum paper and ripped the edges. Just added a little bit of gold paint. A small safty pin is attached to the ribbon. I just hot glued the metal word "FAITH" onto the pin.
Last album and this time I decided to do Black & White.
I really liked the color combination.
I added a pretty heart charm that had rhinestones.
The ribbon ties were held on with buttons
which I glued to the albums front cover.
These albums take a little bit of work,
but they make a wonderful gift for so many different occassions.
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