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!

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To make this page, you’ll need:

Step 1: Cut two ½” x 12” strips from the solid cardstock
Step 2:  Using the middle sized circle pattern with the red blade on the inside track, cut four circles from the solid cardstock.
Step 3:  Using the middle sized circle pattern with the green blade on the inside track, cut four circles from a variety of the achievements paper.  Adhere these pieces to the solid circles from Step 2.
Step 4:  Cut four 1.5” x 3.5” pieces from the same achievements paper that you used in Step 3.  Trim one end of each into a ribbon edge.
Step 5:  Adhere your ribbon pieces to the solid cardstock and trim around to leave a small edge.
Step 6:  Use foam squares to adhere embellishments to the circle pieces.
Step 7:  Cut two 4.25” x 6.25” pieces from the solid cardstock and mount two photos to the mats.
Step 8:  Cut two 4.25” x 7” pieces from the solid cardstock and punch one short side from each piece using the border maker with crown cartridge.  Adhere two photos to these mats.
Step 9:  Cut a 4.5” x 9” piece from the solid cardstock and punch one short side using the border maker with crown cartridge. Adhere photo.
Step 10:  Cut a 1.75” x 4” piece of white cardstock to use as a journaling box.
Step 11:  Assemble page as shown.

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To make this page, you’ll need:

Step 1: Cut a 5.25” x 7.25” piece from your school color cardstock and adhere a 5×7 photo to it.
Step 2:  Cut a 3” x 12” strip of black cardstock or your second school color cardstock.
Step 3:  Cut a strip of achievements paper to slightly wider than 2.75” x 12”and adhere it to the strip from Step 2.
Step 4:  Punch or cut five 2” squares from the white cardstock and adhere these pieces to your strip from Step 2.  Adhere on a diagonal as shown.  You will have to trim one square.
Step 5:  Cut eight 1” squares from your school color cardstock.
Step 6:  Adhere these pieces to the white squares on a diagonal edge as shown in the orange on my page.
Step 7:  Cut eight 1” squares from your second school color or black cardstock.  Adhere these pieces in-between the white squares.  Please refer to the black squares on my page.  You will have to trim two squares.
Step 8:  Assemble page as shown.

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To make this page, you’ll need:

Step 1: Cut your base cardstock (red and royal blue in sample) to 9.25” x 11.25”.  Using the 2-way corner rounder, round the two outside corners on each sheet and adhere to 12×12 Plain Pages.
Step 2:  Crop and mount photos onto solid cardstock (red and royal blue in sample)
Step 3:  From a variety of the achievements paper, cut two of each size: 7” x 4”; 2.25” x 4”; 9.25” x 1.5”; 7” x 3”; and 2.25” x 3”.
Step 4:  Using the 2-way corner rounder, round the two outside edges of four of the pieces.  See sample.
Step 5:  Adhere pieces to your solid cardstock bases.  See sample.
Step 6:  To make ribbon, cut a circle from solid cardstock using the largest circle pattern with the red blade on the inside edge.  Cut a circle from achievements paper using the largest circle pattern with the green blade on the inside edge.  Cut a circle from cardstock using the largest circle pattern with the blue blade on the inside edge.
Step 7:  Using the original border maker with crown cartridge, punch two borders from achievements paper and trim to 1”.  Cut off the half crowns on each side.
Step 8:  Make small folds in-between the crowns of each crown border.
Step 9:  Run Tape Runner around the outside edge of your largest circle, and stick your folded crown border to the tape forming a circle as you go around.  You will only use about 3.5” of your second border. (Use this technique to make a sun for other layouts.)
Step 10:  Adhere your other two circles on top.
Step 11:  Cut a variety of strips from cardstock and achievements paper to make ribbons.  Mine are 1.75” to ¾” in width.
Step 12:  Add titles to page and to ribbon with ABC/123 stickers in your school color.
Step 13:  Use foam squares to adhere achievements embellishments as shown.

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