Graduation Album Page Ideas

GRADUATION MEMORIES
How to Create & Share them with Friends and Family

Materials:

  • Photo Paper
  • Acid free background paper
  • Acid free die cuts to match the theme that you have in mind
  • Acid free glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Circle cutter
  • Photo safe paint pens
  • Stickers or punches

Create your Graduation Page

Start by browsing the Geographics site for the perfect graduation background paper, letterheads and cardstock to create memorabilia using your graduation photos and our paper.
After having done the fun part, choosing your theme, you need to pull out die cuts and punches, album pages or scrap paper solids and, if preferred, a pair of decorative edged scissors….
Now, you can really start to play and use your creativity!

The real masterpiece is what comes from you and your imagination. It is the way you use your creativity to breathe life into the pages that you will be able to share and enjoy for years to come!

 

Suggested paper products:

Photo Paper

Background papers

Photo Albums and Holders

Royal Lace Doilies

Choose from a wide variety of Graduation stationery design paper, letterhead, cards and invitations to create your own graduation theme.

Add an extra touch to your projects using various embellishments that you can cut out from the great looking grad stationery items made by Geographics.

Graduation Page Tips

  • Print your digital photos using Royal Brites Photo Paper or use existing pictures.
  • Use a mat to position the photos on cover stock paper sheets in a solid colors. If you use photo borders, these should match the color, nicely.
  • Cut out the decorative symbols and words from Geographics Graduation Letterheads or Invitations or use Graduation Seals and glue them on the page in the best places for an enhanced creative touch.
    You may want to overlap one or two corners of the photo for a layered effect.
    If you would like to use photo corners, cut small triangles, 1 ½” x 1 ½” x 2 ¼” and glue them to the corners of your photo.
  • To create medallion-like photos use a circle cutter. Place the round picture on a gold circle or heart background.
  • You can embellish your page using precise cuts of Royal Lace Doilies. Cut circle designs out of the Medallion Doilies or use the scalloped edges to mat a circle photo.
  • Use vibrant page toppers to create a page subject such as:
    • “Tom’s Graduation”
    • “Staples High School Graduation Party: July 15, 2009”

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      Graduation Pages Album Ideas Geographics
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Graduation Album Page Geographics Tips

Print Graduation Party Invitations

 

 

Have you printed your Graduation Party Invitations, yet?
Graduation is fast approaching.
All over the world, the 2014 generations are studying for ex2014-Deluxe-Graduation-Invitation-Kit-5-3125-x-8-375-49225W-Geographics-Lams, planning for the future and of course, preparing for the soon to come graduation ceremonies.

The most sought for graduation stationery is printable design paper, cards and invitations. Grad invites will soon be printed to be sent to relatives and friends requesting attendance to grad parties and ceremonies.
As students and parents start thinking of a fast and inexpensive solution to print Graduation cards and invitations with the goal to save time and money besides having the nicest stationery around, we thought of offering a few practical suggestions.
Geographics offers the right combination of graduation stationery products that are pre-designed and easy to personalize. The best customization of grad cards and invitations, as well as certificates and diplomas, can be done with free templates, clip art and wording, as a DIY project.
Grad stationery templates allow customers to make fast changes by adding their personal data in designated spaces. Then, save, click and print!
Here are some reasons why should you use Geographics Graduation Party Invitations and cards to invite family members and friends at student graduation events:
Affordability – great prices;
Product Diversity: Graduation Invitation Kits and separate items like invitations, design paper, envelopes, mailing labels, seals and Calling Cards;
Free Customization with graduation invitation templates, graduation invitation wording and Graduation Clip Art, available in both MS Word and Iclicknprint.com;
Educational Discount Program
for schools and Universities which can save institutions up to 25%.

First, purchase the Graduation party invitations of your choice. Then, print them.
There are many ways to print your Graduation Party Invitations.
Either choose free templates, clip art and wording offered by Geo or use original text and images that you may have.
Using Geographics templates removes the step of preparing your layout and helps you finish faster.
Use MS Word Templates, Clip Art and Wording, if you are in a rush. It is the simplest way to personalize your grad invitations. Here is an example from the geographics.com website. Click on the image to get you there:

geo grad word templates
If you want the highest level of customization, using free IClickn’Print design program is your best bet. It was created by Geographics to offer customers a variety of ready-made, customizable invitations and templates for all stationery, occasions and events, with lots of free clip art and wording. As you can see in the below picture, IClick’nPrint software allows you to add your own text or images on a specific item that you purchased. In the images below you can see Clip Art and Suggested Wording that I added from the left menu.

graduation party invitation in IClicknPrint

picture for the geo blogUsing Graduation Party Invitations from Geographics to create personalized invitations for your grad ceremony and celebration is an efficient way to get your things done, while saving time and money!
Let us know how your project came out. Purchase your Graduation Party Invitations, Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use Printable Gift Certificates to Make a Fun and Easy Gift

3UP Printable Gift Certificates GeographicsPrintable gift certificates are a personal and easy-to-make gift for someone close to you and they can also be a great way of promoting your business or organization.  By making your own gift certificates, you have the freedom to make completely unique designs that are customized for your award recipient or for your company.  All you need are some printable gift certificates, a printer and possibly a design tool to create personalized certificates in minutes!

Gift certificates can be made using many materials, but using printable certificates, which are constructed from several paper types and usually feature a pre-printed design, will help to give you a base for designing your certificates.  Not to mention, they will look classy and professional out of the printer.  3UP gift certificates are one type of printable certificates that can help you save both time and money; one sheet features three printable certificates separated by perforated lines.  As a result, you can quickly print your design on three certificates at once which is very helpful if you are making a large volume of gift certificates for an event.

Certificate templates are a convenient tool when it comes to facilitating the printing process of your printable gift certificates.  Most often, you can find certificate templates available for free from online retailers of printable certificates and other stationery.  While templates can vary greatly in structure, one common type of template can be made using MS Word.  Therefore, all a user has to do is open the template in his or her word processing program, type the message for the gift certificate and print.  In such templates, users are also free to add decorative embellishments such as clip art or a defining image like a company or school logo to further customize the certificate.  For a more in-depth design experience, a user can also try a design program, such as the online program iClickn’Print, which offers templates as well as creative features like wording and shapes to create gift certificates within a single environment.

Printable gift certificates are not just limited to digital customization; after you’ve printed your certificates, adorning them with stickers, seals, ribbons and other certificate embellishments can add an extra bit of flair to make a gift certificate feel all the more rewarding.  Furthermore, gift certificates are designed to be presented!  Using a document cover or certificate envelope to hold your gift certificates will make a lasting impression on your award recipients.

Use Free Certificate Templates to Customize Printable Certificates

Free Certificate MS Word Template GeographicsDid you know that free certificate templates can help you print great award certificates from your home, school or office?  Printing your own awards is a cost-effective way of showing your appreciation for students or employees.  Geographics certificates come with an extensive collection of free downloadable certificate templates which you can open and edit in MS Word.

To print the best awards you can make from your home or office, you will first need some printable certificates.  Printable certificates of the highest quality are usually made from fine paper in a parchment, ivory, or opaque white color.  They also feature border designs with very intricate detail; printable certificate designs come in many colors and may also include decorative foil patterns or embossing.

Particularly when shopping online, you can find full-sized as well as 2UP and 3UP certificates which have two and three certificates per sheet respectively.  Full-size printable certificates are the standard paper size of 8.5”x11”.  Mini 2UP and the 3UP gift certificates are great for elementary, kindergarten, or preschool students as well as for employee of the month and similar awards.  Check out school and sports certificates to find designs for specific sports and school subjects that kids will love to receive.

Using a free template with your certificate is the key to saving time on the design process.  Many design programs are costly and take time to learn.  Geographics makes it easy by offering free MS word certificate templates.  You can browse dozens of templates for all types of certificates and open your template in Microsoft Word for an easy editing process.  The templates are available with or without certificate-themed clip art; if you’d like to print your own certificate title, simply choose the links that specify “Without Clip Art” on the Geographics templates page.

For those who want to create a detailed certificate template, Geographics offers the easy-to-use iClickn’Print software to uniquely customize certificates for free.  You can create text boxes and edit your text using a variety of colors and fonts, adjust your layout in a drag and drop style, add decorative shapes and lines, insert free clip art and even import your own images or a logo.  In this way, you can make highly personalized and professional awards that will make a meaningful impression on your award recipients.

Whether you use free certificate templates or an online program like iClickn’Print, one major advantage to using the template method is you will be able to access your template again whenever you need it.  If you wish to print more certificates later on, these are the fastest, free solutions.

Make Graduation Certificates to Celebrate the Achievements of your Loved Ones

Graduation Award Certificate GeographicsCustom graduation certificates make a fun and meaningful gift for adults and kids alike, and whether you wish to make them for a formal or casual graduation celebration they are a great way to show how proud you are!  With only a set of printable certificates and some certificate accessories, you can design and print personalized award certificates for a graduation celebration in a short amount of time from the convenience of your home or office.

Printable graduation certificates come in tons of designs.  Typically, you’ll find them in a standard size of 8.5”x11” of parchment or non-parchment paper; this makes for a no-hassle printing process.  However, printable certificates are also available in other forms, such as 2UP mini certificates or 3UP gift certificates; the smaller certificates are a cute choice when it comes to kindergarten or preschool graduations.  In terms of appearance, parchment certificates will give your diploma a professional feel, while non-parchment certificates are more suited for a casual diploma.  Selecting a certificate with a foil design is an excellent idea if you want your award to have some extra pizzazz.  If you shop online, you are certain to find a certificate design that works for the graduation you are celebrating.

Once you’ve decided on the style of graduation certificate you’d like to use, there are many ways to go about designing your awards.  If you are working with an 8.5”x11” certificate, you can try your hand at making a certificate design from scratch in a program like Microsoft Word.  Simply orient your page in the landscape orientation, write your own text and insert whatever clip art or images you’d like to use.  Online, you can even find free MS Word certificate templates that may include a suggested layout, wording, and pre-made signature lines.  Using a template is a big help when it comes to saving time on the design process.

Using design software is another option of putting together a graduation certificate that offers a high level of customization.  In the design program iClickn’Print, for example, you can make your own template layout using adjustable text and image boxes or you can work from one of the program’s pre-made templates.  Edit fonts and colors, upload your own images, add create shapes and lines to your template, and much more.  Upon creating an iClickn’Print account, you’ll also be able to save your printable diploma template for future use.  Making a graduation award from scratch may seem a bit complicated, but with a design program the process is hassle-free.

Taking the time to make graduation certificates for friends, family members, or students is a thoughtful way to add importance to their big day.  By utilizing a do-it-yourself method, you will save time and money and be able to personalize your awards to fit their recipients perfectly.

Graduation Recipe & Celebrate with Doilies

When celebrating the Graduation, you’ll want plenty of great party foods for the guests to nibble so bring out your favorite recipes to serve them while they are waiting for the guest of honor to come out in his/her robe.

Delicious foods can fill any party theme. You’ll most definitely want a cake for the graduation party. Ice cream cake is even better; just don’t pay to have those old photos of the grad printed on the icing. If they are old enough to drink, they won’t appreciate this. Bring a nice bottle of good wine or champagne for the Graduate and help everyone get into the celebratory spirit. Since your graduate has finally made it and is about to embark on a whole new world of maturity and responsibility, classic elegant food will work quite well to welcome your graduate into this new world. Try a warm pasta salad, Roast Beef with cracked pepper crust and toasted pecans for the guests to snack on. 

Warm Pasta Salad

Warm Pasta Salad
For this special Graduation party food you’ll need the following ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 2 lbs plum tomatoes, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 3/4 t salt, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, and 1 package tortellini

This Graduation recipe is so very easy, you’ll be surprised at how tasty it is, because it’s so quick. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions. Once tortellini is cooked, drain it. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients except for cheese, tomato and pasta. When the pasta is thoroughly drained pour it into the bowl of ingredients. Stir in tomatoes and cheese. Toss the pasta salad so that the pasta is coated on all sides with ingredients. If you wish you can also add some grilled chicken pieces to this dish to make it into a main course for the graduation party. The guests will absolutely love this school party dish. It’s simple, filling and easy to put together.

 

Suggested graduation paper products:

Paper doilies – Use to add that extra elegance touch to any table. 
http://www.geographics.com/Paper-Doilies/c208/index.html

 

Paper Doilies

Paper for Graduation Events

Graduation Hat

 

    Paper for Graduation Events

    Graduation Facts

 

A few facts about Graduation are necessary information that goes together with our recommendation of  the best Geographics Graduation Invitations, Printable Certificates and Diplomas, Document Covers, Certificate Seals and other Graduation Paper Products.

Graduation is a milestone event in a person’s life. In Europe, education was the preserve of the monasteries until the twelfth century. The academic gowns worn today have their origins in the lay costumes of that time. The trencher grew out of the pileus or hat worn at Oxford and Cambridge universities around the seventeenth century. 
Academic dress for graduations started in the 12th and 13th centuries when universities first began forming. Whether a student or a teacher, standard dress for scholars was clerical garb. Most medieval scholars had made certain vows, and had at least taken minor orders with the church so clerical robes were their main form of dress to begin with. Not until the late 1800s were colors assigned to signify certain areas of study, but they were only standardized in the United States. 
We celebrate graduation with a huge party. The grads family and friends come together give speeches and toast to the new grad. Now the grad is embarking upon a new life. Often a Graduation Party is planned months in advance in order to take care of all the little details like: renting the hall, sending the invitations, deciding on a menu. 
Graduation party supplies like paper plates, napkins, and cups are a nice way to complete a Graduation Party Theme. Party decorations using Graduation Party Themes like stuffed animals with diplomas can be used as a centerpiece and can also double as party prizes. Party favors like Graduation stickers, whistles, glow jewelry, feather boas, and Graduation music are perfect for a Graduation Party Theme.

Suggested Graduation Stationery Products:
Graduation Invitations:
Use graduation invitations to invite your friends and family to celebrate this joyous event

                Colonial White Formal Invitations, 6 packs/case  item# 00193
                Scroll Invitations with Envelopes, 24/pack             item# 40458
                Party Invitations, 24/pack                                             item# 40470
                Star Confetti Invitations with Envelopes, 6 packs/case  item# 46580

Check out all Geographics Graduation Stationery Products available.

Certificates:
Perfect to congratulate, award or mark a milestone.
Choose from a wide variety of foil stamped and  parchment printable certificates.

Use Geographics Printable Certificates with Geographics Document Covers  and certificate foil seals.
                Certificates
                Certificate Covers or Document Covers
                Certificate Seals