It's Back 2 School Week at Imaginisce and I have a very special project to share with you today!
My mother-in-law has these wonderful frames in her home that show off her children's school pictures year by year and I've long admired them. I wanted to create one for my own little rugrat, who just finished his second year of school.
Using my electronic die-cutter, I cut this mat with 16 windows, one for each year of school. Now, since my lil' guy has only 2 photos, I wanted to still be able to put up the frame so I filled it with the fun patterned paper from the Geek is Chic collection.
I cut out some of the darling school elements from the paper and popped them up in each frame window. I printed out the name of each grade on the computer and then die-cut each out to mark each window.
(Bean Tip: be sure to adhere this mat frame with removable adhesive so that you can take it out of the shadow box to insert new photos!)
I wanted some large brads but couldn't find any that really matched, so I decided to make my own! I used the i-Top and Brad Daddies to make these cute, coordinating brads. I put the whole page into a shadowbox frame I found at a local store.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my grade-by-grade shadow box!
I will love seeing my little man grow each year.
Patterned Paper: Geek is Chic collection (Imaginisce)
Cardstock: textured (American Crafts)
Tools: i-Top (Imaginisce)
Accents: Brad Daddies (Imaginisce)
Dies: Itty-Bitty Framelits (Stampin' Up!)
Electronic File: Love Page Layout (Alaa'K for Silhouette)
Be sure to check out the rest of my teammates' projects on the Imaginisce blog all week!