Thursday, July 15, 2010

Graduation Gifts

So two of my most favorite cousins graduated recently from Northwestern University.  Isn't that such an accomplishment?  We are so proud of them and I can't wait to see where life takes them next, professionally and personally.  

I knew Sunghee's Graduation Cap Box and Almost Square Bag with the Mini Album would be perfect gifts for them once I personalized them.  Note:  Sunghee is closing her store TODAY at After Five Designs and her templates won't be available.  Grab them while you can.  

So here are the little hats!  They turned out so cute!  The little top/cover comes off where you can put a little gift inside.  I made the tassels with embroidery floss and attached with brads.  It's funny that I have almost 2 boxes of embroidery floss from when I used to cross stitch but I didn't have the right color orange or white so I bought new ones.  They aren't expensive though and really adds to the caps.  They are different colors to represent the different colleges they graduated from.  

These are the little boxes.  The pink one has crocheted handles and the flower in the middle was made with the garland die that I had won from Sunghee.  You just roll it up together and smash it down.  I have to say PTI makes some strong paper cause I really had to put some strength into smashing it down.  Either that or I need to work out more.  I attached a little button in the middle.  The kraft one has a handle made of raffia (I had that in my storage room too) that I just twisted together.  The flower is from some blog candy that I had won.  And the leaves are rub-on.

These are the mini albums with TGF's Grad Anya.  Aren't they cute?  I attached some pages with inspirational quotes that I found online. 

Some inside views.

I sewed the pages to the cover of the mini album with embroidery floss.

On the last page of each album I attached a ring that's inscribed with an inspirational saying too.  Overall, I thought these albums turned out cute.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


Cheryl said...

Congrats to your cousins! What cute graduation presents! The tassels on the caps are so cute! That's a good idea to sew the pages onto the album. It's kind of difficult to get a staple right on the fold line.

Sunghee said...

Thank you for using my templates! All are awesome! I love how you put ring in the album. So perfect!!!

Heidi said...

Yay!!! Thanks, Unni! :)