Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hats Off! Collection: Gift Card Album by Wendy Sue

Hello Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, and I'm excited to share a little project I made for my favorite 2017 graduate with the amazing "Hats Off!" collection!  (The little album I used is a cut file in the silhouette store.) Here's a look:

I doesn't look like much - but just wait until you see the inside! I needed to keep the outside kind of flat so the entire piece could be thrown in a purse or backpack.  Because, truly, they are going to want to keep this gift close after they head off to college!  (Oh, and don't miss that fun velcro closure!)

Drum roll please...

Ta-daaaaa!  Can you tell what it is?  It's a mini accordion album...with pockets!  Here's a closer look at the inside of the front cover - then we'll get to the meat of it! ;)

I really really wish I could take better photos of these odds & ends pieces - they are gorgeous metallic silver - SO pretty!

And here's a look at the first pocket page - first empty...then sporting gift #1!  I embellished the top of the pocket page with the cutest graduation shape sprinkles!

Each little pocket is the perfect size for holding a giftcard!  Of course, every grad needs to head to Target to buy supplies for college! 

Oh, and food.  Every college freshman needs to be spoiled every once in a while - when they are tired of ramen or mac & cheese, they can pull out their handy-dandy gift and treat themselves to a delicious meal out! The gorgeous metallic odds & ends have been added to both of these pages.  And don't miss that awesome graduation cap paper clip on the right page - it's the cutest!

Maybe a few more meals out. ;)  I added some fun stickers (tip: use baby powder to remove the stickiness on any portion of the sticker that hangs off of a page - or in this case, a pocket) to both pages.  And that doodle pop grad cap is so perfect over there on the right page.  Can you see the sweet little acetate cloud behind it?

And the perfect gift for any grad - especially your FAVORITE grad? 

Cold. Hard. Cash.  It fits perfectly in the pocket as well. ;)

The last page is perfect for this little grad owl and his special message for your graduate:

Don't forget to embellish the back of the closed album:

It's the perfect sticker (with awesome metallic silver) for the back - the perfect message for a new graduate!

And, if you want to gift a little something extra, pick up one of these awesome collector pins to add to your already amazing gift - because they are just the cutest things ever:

"Hats Off!" to all of this years grads - now go make them something fun to celebrate!!


  1. What an awesome idea!! Love this!

  2. What graduate wouldn't love receiving this fun gift?! Love it!

    1. I think I'd like to receive a gift like this...but I don't want to have to go back to I'll just give them away instead. ;)


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