Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Graduation Gift

I went in search of picture frames today for a graduation gift for a cousin of my husband. After four stores, I ended up at Walmart with nothing in mind. They had an 8x8 shadowbox and I decided that I was just going to have to make something. I also grabbed an easel to put the frame on for a different effect than on the wall.

Taking into consideration the grad, who is a wonderful basketball player (and will be playing in college) and is also super cute and stylish, I came up with a combo that I think works pretty well.
I used Forever Young for the girl in her drop-waist dress and added a little tulle and yellow ribbon to the bottom.

I also used Sports Mania for the giant basketball which I embossed with Tiny Bubbles folder. I had to add the ribbon to that part of the ball because the folder wasn't big enough to emboss the whole ball and I had to cover the seam. (I am not mentioning that I had to cut that stupid ball three times cuz I messed it up!)
I used Opposites Attract for the letters and popped on a few silver star brads.

I think it turned out pretty good for a last minute design! I am pretty sure she will like it!


  1. Very cute! Glad I'm not the only one who gets seams in the Cuttlebug folder :))

  2. What a wonderful gift...lucky girl! Love that basketball and I know what you mean about having to re-cut and cut again...been there..done that! Love the way you combined the girly and sporty parts of her personality. I'm sure she will be delighted with her special gift!

  3. Really great post with gift also. Graduation Gift is the best idea for the students. Its really helpful and encourage them.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this article post. I love this gift.