Welcome to my first official post on Paper Cuts. I’m excited and a little nervous about my new endeavor, but I’m going to try to make it fun. So, yesterday morning I worked on a page for my oldest son’s high school scrapbook. I only have 2 pages left to do after completing this one. I would have finished except I didn’t have all the pictures that I wanted so I have to get some printed this week.
Here is a picture of the page I did yesterday.
I really need to get better at taking pictures, but we have to deal with it for now. His school colors were red, white, and black so that is the theme throughout the book. I kept it very simple through out. This page has a copy of his diploma, the envelope that his diploma came it with his name and school printed on it and the program from commencement.
I put down strips of red and black cardstock on the edges of the white paper to help all the white stand out. Next, I inked the edges of the envelope, first red and then black, and secured it to the page with several photo splits. I put a quote on vellum paper adhered to red cardstock on the envelope and stuck the commencement program inside so that it is partially sticking out. It slides in and out if he ever wants to look at it. Next, I put the color copy of his diploma on and edged the left side with a strip of black cardstock. I finished up with a few sticker embellishments by Jolee’s Boutique for Stickopotamus that I got at a garage sale for 25 cents. Quite a bargain since the price tag on the package said $3.99. At the end, I decided to ink the edges of the whole page just a little bit with black. I used Color Box pigment stamp pads for all the inking. My reason for using this brand is very simple….it’s made in the USA.
Here are a few of the other pages in his scrapbook that mostly sum up his athletics.
I used pockets on several pages through out the book to hold memorabilia. The soccer and football pages here are good examples.
I also made a memorial page for a friend of his who died in a car accident.
The school mascot is the Kougars, that’s the reason for the paw prints on the side.
I also made a sort of collage page of his senior pictures all of which were taken by my father-in-law Dennis O’Donnell who is a professional photographer. Lucky Me!
I swear the pictures are not cut off on the screen when I take them. So frustrating!
Next week I’ll show the last couple of pages and then Mike will have a nice scrapbook of his high school years to keep forever.