Korie: The First 18

My daughter is going to be graduating from high school in June. Since her albums contain all of her report cards, school projects and memorabilia, I decided to make a condensed version of her life for display at her graduation party — and for me to keep. This is the title page.

I love how simple and elegant it turned out and wanted to share the technique with you.

The page uses three sheets of Core’dinations Cardstock — two have designs embossed into the paper already and the third was one of the new Tim Holtz collection.

I sanded both sheets of the embossed designs. The clocks I left as is. The other one I tore and then lightly covered in Distress Ink to bring out the embossing and play off the background colors.

I then matted the photos and cut out the word Korie with the Cricut.

The timepiece is a new release by Tim Holtz for Idea-ology. It opens so you can place anything inside. I cut out a piece of cardstock from the background paper, unsanded and uninked, and added a spinner and brad from Tim Holtz. I then filled the watch with Art Glitter’s Black Gala Glitz. Gala Glitz is a mix of several different sizes and types of glitter. I love the look it offers and it is perfect for a shaker box, or in this case, a shaker watch. I used Art Glitter’s Designer Dries Clear adhesive to attach the watch to the page.

Finally, I added a ribbon from May Arts, attached with the Tiny Attacher, and new plastic letters by Tim Holtz.

This album has been emotional to create … I love looking back at the memories. I’ll be sharing more pages as I complete this special book.

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