Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Memories to Display...

In the previous post I shared with you my version of a girly graduation board.  Now as promised here is a graduation board that is perfect for a the male graduate.  This board was for my friend Linda's son.  The school colors are Gold & Black. 
 Here's what I came up with....

I used an 8x10 mat to display his graduation photo. 
 I distressed it with some gold paint.

This photo was placed inside a 5x7 mat. 
 This mom wanted to incorporate some grade school photos.

Along the bottom we also added photos from grade school.
My friend Linda had the board displayed in the middle of a table filled with popcorn balls!

These photos were all his school photos
 from kindergarten through 11th grade.

Once again I used my cricut machine to cut out
 all the decorative pieces.

The saying was printed on vellum. 
 I ripped the edges and added gold paint.

Now for my friend Denise's son, Alex's board.  This has a different take on it.  She already had a frame which displayed all his school photo from kindergarten through 11th grade. Denise wanted to display photos which highlighted events from his senior year.

Adding the gold paint and the school name
really embellished the frame.  I also glued on a black ribbon with white stiching to add some texture.

I hot glued some gold buttons (it went with the black & gold theme) to add some interest.

I had never done this style of board before. 
I really like having just senior photos displayed.  To make the photos pop,  I mounted some of the photos on foam core blocks. 

Here's a tip...never through out scrap foam core.  I cut it up into 2"x2" square pieces and use for my graduation boards and many other crafting projects.

To make some photos POP, so I printed them off in color.  The photos along the bottom of the board were just of Alex.  I thought this would add some interest and draw you attention to the graduate! 

 Don't you think this makes them stand out?

Here is the family at graduation.
  I know how proud Denise was off all her son's accomplishments! 
As she should be.

One more board to share with you today.  This is for a girl. 
 Just needed my fix of a little bling.

Check out the rhinestones and the polka dot ribbon. 
Seems like all the graduation boards I did this year were either black & gold OR blue & silver.

I added some large rhinestones to the cricut design....

Hope this gave you more ideas for graduation boards.  I know whoever you it for will love it.  If you missed my video on how to create this board check it out HERE. I have one last graduation board design to share with you in my next post. I would love for you to visit me.


Angie Acapella said...

I've never seen anything like this! How awesome!

j said...

How lucky Linda is to have a talented friend like you! The graduation memory board turned out really well.

Kat said...

Wow! I LOVE these!

Kat said...

I almost forgot my actual purpose in popping over.
My scroll design from the wine bottles is in Microsoft Word Clipart. I just type in "flourish" and it brings up a ton. Then I just plug it in and play with the size. I used one that was black and changed it to light gray using the "recolor" option under "format picture." I can also email the design to you if you like. Just let me know at

Unknown said...

These boards are gorgeous. I love them. I want to make one for my children and the one just started high school, and the other is only in 2nd grade. I guess you could do it for what ever occasion.

Visiting by way of Fingerprints on the fridge.


bookaddict4real said...

stopping by from Feature yourself friday. really nice looking frame
the black and gold look really nice together cheryl@scrapaddict4sure

Cara@HomespunKitchen said...

Oh my goodness, this is SO neat and creative! Great job!

Unknown said...

This is fabulous. We are actually having a graduation party this October for my son. A Brilliant idea.

wendy smedley said...

Oh my what awesome and lucky children to have something like this.
Thanks for sharing

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

All of those look so professional! Very nice!

Krissa said...

wow.... that is awesome.. i havent seen anything like that creative!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

These are beautiful and almost made me cry--my eldest is a senior this year, where did the time go?

Tiffany said...

THANKS for the GREAT ideas! I will need to do this soon!

Crafty Mommy Diva said...

I absolutely love these! Amazing work! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this on my Friday Favorites tomorrow.

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