Conquer the World Graduation Page

With (Inter)National Scrapbook Day just around the corner (like this weekend!), I thought I would start the week with a scrapbook page. It’s of my son’s high school graduation a few years back…yes, I’m trying to catch up! LOL! Featuring SR-061 Globe Trotter Contour™ Steel Rule Die as inspiration, I came up with this…

I start with building my background scrapbook page with custom 12 x 12 inch high school patterned paper and layering on top with a 12 x 9 3/8 inch burgundy cardstock using my E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips.

Now for the FUN: Die Cutting! I die-cut SR-061 Globe Trotter Contour™ Steel Rule Die but first I adhered 3D Foam Creative Sheet (double-sided adhesive foam sheet) to the back of my gold mirror cardstock before die-cutting to create an instant dimensional die cut. Cut using Spellbinders® Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine and it cuts like butah with no residue.

Next I used SR-011 Type-Oh! Contour™ Steel Rule Die to spell out “CONQUER.” This time I used Adhesive Sheets (double-sided adhesive sheets) on the back of my gold mirror cardstock to have edge-to-edge adhesive on each letter. Think alpha sticker. For added interest, I embossed each letter with SEL-006 Horsehair Embossing Folder by Tammy Tutterow. They look like metal!

I didn’t like how plain the background was so I added two S5-244 Cascading Stars Etched Die by Donna Salazar die cuts in a darker tone of burgundy cardstock and placed them behind my pictures. I ran out of my adhesive sheets so I used my E-Z Dots® Permanent – it rolls and hits in areas of the die cut. I applied on a scrap piece of cardstock and after I was finished, I rubbed off the excess adhesive. The cardstock is ready to used for another project! I also added a gold star to embed as an accent.

After adhering the photos on top of the Cascading Stars die cuts with E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent and Gold Creative Photo Corners, I finished off the right side by adhering the embossed letters and Globe Trotter die cuts. Write comments on the back of my page and it’s done!

What are some of your ideas for a graduation page? Would love to read – share them under comments on this post!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Margie Higuchi

Supplies:
SR-061 Globe Trotter Contour™ Steel Rule Die
SR-011 Type-Oh! Contour™ Steel Rule Die
SEL-006 Horsehair Embossing Folder by Tammy Tutterow
S5-244 Cascading Stars Etched Die by Donna Salazar
PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Other:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent; E-Z Dots® Permanent; 3D Foam Creative Sheets; Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12″; Creative Photo Corners – Gold); Gold Mirror, Dark Burgundy and Burgundy Cardstock; High School Patterned Paper

Margie Higuchi

Margie Higuchi

Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media! She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV. For many years, she has taught different types of paper crafting classes at home, local scrapbooking stores, consumer shows and retreats…even in Japanese!

Margie loves to create with her VAST collection of Spellbinders® products! She enjoys teaching others how to use them in many different ways = SO FUN when they have that light bulb moment 🙂

Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and supplies of paper crafting! Whatever spare time she has in between, she enjoys reading and traveling.
Margie Higuchi

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Margie Higuchi
Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media! She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV. For many years, she has taught different types of paper crafting classes at home, local scrapbooking stores, consumer shows and retreats…even in Japanese! Margie loves to create with her VAST collection of Spellbinders® products! She enjoys teaching others how to use them in many different ways = SO FUN when they have that light bulb moment :) Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and supplies of paper crafting! Whatever spare time she has in between, she enjoys reading and traveling.