Graduation Memory Journal

As part of our match up with Petaloo this week we are trying all kinds of things with their amazing flowers.  If you are not familiar with Petaloo International, they are an amazing company owned by a great couple who have put together a terrific business with a focus on craft flowers.  The flowers come in all shapes, sizes,  colors and textures and can be used for so many different things.  For the match up we decided to focus on their DIY Paintables, which are white flowers, maybe they have a touch of printing on them, designed to let you add your own color, tint or use them in their beautiful natural state. 


These are part of their Do It Yourself line and as you can imagine with all white blanks, the options are pretty much endless.  We were excited to try them out so many different ways and also to see what the Petaloo team created with their stash of Canvas Corp Brands products we sent to each one with a surprise bag that hit either the grads or dads theme that Petaloo picked for this matchup.  

graduation journal coverCrew Member, Peggy Terrell, took the challenge of creating a project with the grad theme in mind.  Peggy who spends her days at school and her nights and weekends creating took the challenge to heart and created a beautiful book that features her students and highlights what many of them will do next in life after graduation.  Peggy took time on each page to not only design a great layout, but she added touches that were personal to each one.

DIY Graduation Journal

The front cover features the new Canvas Corp 12×12 Heirloom paper – Graduation on Ivory.  This neutral paper was designed to allow you to use the black and ivory tones or add school or personal colors.  The Petaloo Flowers layered on the front add a nice bit of dimension to the book cover.  

grad announcement ideasSeniors today are doing the most amazing photo shoots, creating terrific announcements and doing great things after graduation and filling this 7gypsies Naked Journal with those special memories is the perfect place to keep the announcements, senior photos, notes and even a handwritten note from each student.  Add the paper to the front cover, by stitching or gluing, for an instant themed book cover. 

senior photo book ideasThis is a great way to capture memories of your high school friends and keep it personal.

university of arkansasWhile some do formal announcements…..

senior memory bookothers created a collage of high school memories.
The Petaloo flower with the vintage pin in the middle is a great way to use vintage jewelry.

believe in yourselfIf you don’t have lots of stickers and accents for graduation, no worries, use goodies from your stash that match the layouts, add fun sayings that a grad might appreciate or even handwrite a note or words from a song.

the real thing quoteJotting down where each graduate is going next is a great way to keep up with good friends and follow each of their paths.

friend grad book memoriesSo as the pages fill, so do the memories.
The sweet embellishments fit with each page and the Petaloo flowers
are perfect for journals as they lay flat on the page.

graduation poemA great poem or song is a perfect way to close the book especially if it reminds you of the class of 2016.

class of 2016 memory journalThe pages may bulge a bit, so wrap your book with a bit of jute and a Class of 2016 sticker and you have the perfect graduation journal, memory book, guest book or photo album.

We have a fun contest going on and #prettyinpinkwithccb is how you can enter to win.  Jump over to our Decorating Ideas for Graduation and Summer Parties to see more ideas using Petaloo DIY Flowers and how you can enter to win.  Drop your note here, on the other post or on any of our Facebook or Instagram posts that feature any of the projects from the post and you have a chance for a big box of pink goodies to be yours.
MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE #prettyinpinkwithccb in your comment.

IMG_9196 2For more projects spend a little time at the Petaloo Blog where you will be inspired by all the amazing creativity.  Here is just one of the great projects you will see on the Petaloo Blog and a great idea for an invitation to you summer or graduation party.  This card was created by Irene Tan.   Check out all the posts this week at Petaloo for more chances to win great prizes.  

Canvas Stitched Card with Petaloo FlowersSo next time you are working on party decorations, graduation project, invitations or a guest book, don’t forget to get out you Petaloo Flower stash and create a one of a kind piece of art.

Happy Creating the DIY Way!!!!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Graduation Memory Journal' have 6 comments

  1. June 9, 2016 @ 6:29 pm Jean Marmo

    Such a gorgeous! keepsake of your students! I love all the wonderful details! The flowers are perfect!!


  2. June 10, 2016 @ 11:28 am Carla Hundley

    What a wonderful album
    and I love the elements
    on all the pages.
    Carla from Utah


  3. June 10, 2016 @ 3:50 pm Jackie Peduzzi

    Love the graduation journal! Wonderful details and a perfect keepsake! #prettyinpinkwithccb


  4. June 10, 2016 @ 3:51 pm Jackie Peduzzi

    Heading over to the Petaloo blog to check out Irene’s beautiful card! Thanks for a great hop!


  5. June 11, 2016 @ 10:37 am TracyM #6773

    WOW – what a WONDERFUL graduation journal Peggy!!!
    FILLED with PRECIOUS memories and ending with words of wisdom, LOVE IT!!!


  6. June 11, 2016 @ 10:52 am barb macaskill

    LOVE the graduation journal and the invite is lovely!! We have a graduate this year so I think I may craft lift the journal idea!! TFS!


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