The school year is winding down for many of us and I always feel the urge to get caught up on my kids’ school albums before they are home for the summer and we are busy with vacation plans. I pulled out my Cricut Expression Machine, Cricut cartridges, Cuttlebug Machine and a few embossing folders and got to work!
This year my daughter served in the student government. It wasn’t always fun or easy for her, but it was very rewarding. Especially, for us as parents. I was proud that my daughter was dependable and did her best in all of her student government assignments. She thought of those around her and how she could enrich their junior high experience instead of thinking about herself all the time. She had experiences that I couldn’t have taught her on my own and I am so grateful for that.
My daughter’s school mascot is the eagle. I used the eagle from the Summer Celebrations cartridge and added him to a series of layered circles embossed with my Cuttlebug Machine and the Chevron embossing folder from the Cuttlebug Starter Set . I added a kraft flag to the eagle’s claw holding my daughter’s initial . . . a subtle way to show her that we are her biggest fans.
Next, I created my title. I used my Gypsy to elongate a banner image from the Jubilee Cartridge. The font for the word “Eagle” comes from the Varsity Letter cartridge. . . perfect for school-themed pages! The circle with the star image is from the Sophisticated Cartridge. I added a decorative brad, stamped camera, and a stamped border strip.
I wanted a school-themed journaling block for my school-themed page. I used my Gypsy (or Cricut Craft Room), to hide the smiley face and elongate the notebook image from the Simply Charmed Cartridge. The star border and “School Zone” phrase were created using the Graphically Speaking Cartridge. I added embossing to the School Zone phrase by embossing it with my Cuttlebug Machine and the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Stamping, label stickers, and decorative brads & rhinestones add some personality.
Finally, I wanted my photo to have a special treatment on this page. I decided to cut a lace number background using the Art Philosophy Cartridge by Close to My Heart.
Thanks for stopping by today! Before your kids are home for the summer, I hope you will take a day or two to capture the memories they have made this past school year with a scrapbook page. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year.
See you again soon!
Designed By: Jana Eubank
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine, Cricut Craft Room, Cuttlebug, Gypsy Handheld Design Device
Cricut Cartridges Used: Simply Charmed , Plantin Schoolbook, Summer Celebrations, Varsity Letter, Sophisticated, Graphically Speaking, Art Philosophy, Jubilee
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Used: Swiss Dots, Starter Set (Chevron)
Other Supplies: Scrapbooking Kit (Noel Mignon), Cardstock (white, gray, teal, red, kraft), Patterned Paper (Basic Grey, Lily Bee Design), Letter Stickers (American Crafts), Brads/Label Stickers (My Mind’s Eye), Buttons (Basic Grey), Pearls (KaiserCraft), Kraft Flag Pin/Red Stamping Ink (Maya Road), Rhinestones (Queen & Company), Buttons (Basic Grey), Photo Corner Punch (Stampin’ Up), Stamps (Camera/Numbers – Lawn Fawn, Letter “J” – Scrappy Cat, Stitch Roller – We R Memory Keepers), Needle & Green Floss, Sewing Machine & Black Thread, Adhesives