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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tennis Anyone?

I am so excited to be at The Bug Bytes today!!

I have a son who is a senior in high school  I am trying to get his album caught up for his graduation party.  Tennis season just ended, and I wanted to showcase his letter certificate.

I started with my Gypsy of course!  I put a square from George on my mat.  I unlinked the chain between the width and height and selected Real Size.  The shapes on George are not true to size - I learned this years ago the hard way!!

The certificate measures 8.5 x 11, so I made my rectangle 8.75 x 11.25 to give me an 1/8 inch border.

I used Varsity Letter for my font and used the shift to put the shadow (bottom) layer on my mat and sized the letters and numbers to 1.15 inches.  I centered them on the top and bottom of the rectangle and welded them on.

I cut my design out of black cardstock.

I used the toss-away piece as a back to my tennis ball paper.  The paper was a little flimsy.  

I trimmed off 1/4 inch off of two sides (a top and a side if you will) to make the tennis ball paper 11.75 x 11.75.  

I adhered the tennis ball paper to the black toss-away piece to create the layered look.

I went back to my Gypsy and cut out the inside cuts of TENNIS and 2012 2013 (also sized to 1.15 inches) in a bright yellow cardstock.

I adhered the certificate and the letters and numbers to the page.  I used glue dots to add his chevron in the event that he wants a letterman jacket.

This could be easily adapted to any sport or activity, as well as other certificates (honor roll, national honor society, recognition from a teacher, etc).

I copied and pasted this image to another layer on my Gypsy and removed TENNIS and added BOWLING as he is at his first tournament right now.  I am getting ready ahead of time!!

I hope I inspired you to add your big items to your scrapbooks in a fun way!!


Pam said...

Love the page. Perfect background paper and the title is awesome welded like that to the certificate frame. Cool! TFS

Karon said...

Lori this is such a neat way to keep the certificates. And so versatile that you can use it over and over again for different occasions or wins. TFS

Design Originals by KC said...

Lori this is FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity onto a scrapbook page ;) Kathi