Monday, August 13, 2012

Making the Grade

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!


Miriam Prantner said...

Love this project! Turned out so nicely!

Kara said...

Really cute project! So cute!

Diana Fisher said...

I love this! :) So cute!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Regina! I love the brads you made!

Ruza Rebel said...

This is so sweet! I really love the how you laid out the pictures! ;o)