The Accolade Collection has a neutral color palette of cream, white, black, gray, and sepia, which means you can add any colors you wish. Since my daughter's school colors are gold and blue, I picked through my other Authentique collections looking for those colors. (See the supply list as the end of the post.)
The mini album is 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 1". This book is a "remake" of a mini I made in March using the Shamrock Collection (see that tutorial HERE.) Sometimes, I like to make a mini over again with new papers. Every now and again I make something that is just too good to make only once!
This book has nine pages, suitable for 6" x 4" photos.
As you can see, the cover is really plain. (I may have stated a few times before that my daughter does not like covers with too much stuff glued to them. I am not at all sure she really IS my daughter with talk like that!)
I used some very old alpha dies to cut out the letters of her school, San Jose State University. The die set has the shadow dies also, so I used the Spectrum cardstock to cut out the letters in her school colors. The colors that matched the best were Old Glory and Mustard Seed. (I do confess that the color of blue her school uses is more a royal blue, but I had nothing, nada, zip, zilch in that exact color. I matched the blue the best I could!)
The book closure is just a piece of elastic cord, which reminds me of the bands my daughter uses for her long hair. It's a perfect closure for her book! I added a few charms to dangle off the spine.
Details Sticker sheet, I spelled out the name of the university on the bottom edge of the pocket. To further customize the mini, I used some markers to color the graduate's bouquet on page one.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to make a similar project for your favorite graduate!
Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life
Authentique Supplies Used:
Accolade 12x12 Paper
Accolade Details Cardstock Stickers
Accolade Bundle 6x6 Paper Pad
Spectrum Series Cardstock: Old Glory, Mustard Seed
Other 6x6 Paper Pads: Dame, Saucy, Dapper, Beginnings, Heroic, Homestead, Original
Additional Supplies: elastic cord, black cardstock, chipboard, various adhesives, charms, jewelry findings, black ink, markers, tag die, alphabet dies, gold number stickers