Graduation Card

Here is a Graduation card that I made yesterday for my dear friend who’s son graduated. I hope that this may bring inspiration to you.


Here’s what it looks like when receiving the card:
All Wrapped up

Opening the box:

Card inside box

Opening the card:
Card opened up 2
The round black roll at the bottom of the sentiment is a place to slip in some money. It looks like a little diploma when you have it in there.
Card opened up

You could change the colors around for your school colors. Or even if you didn’t have the stars stamp set wouldn’t it be cute with mini “caps” poking out. I really like cards that move or pop out don’t you? I think it adds to the fun!

If you would like to see a video of how this card was made drop me a comment.

Items used for this project:

Paper: Whisper White #100730,Basic Black #126980, Glimmer Paper-Silver #124005

Ink Pads: Whisper White Craft Ink #101731, Stazon #101406 or you could use the Basic Black #126980

Markers: Basic Black #100082, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021 (these are used to write the year on the tassel and to outline the stars if you wish)

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners #132022(w) or #126257(c), Simply Stars #130889(w)or #130892(c), Sassy Salutations #132070(w) or #126707(c) as a note the Sassy Salutations is at 25% off right now which ends June 30,2013.

Frame Lits and Dies: Bitty Banners #129267, Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts #130099 and Label Pop ‘n Cuts #130160.(I did use a different type but these would work as well.)

Embellishments: 1/4 stitched Grosgrain ribbon Whisper white #126877, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Snail Adhesive #104332, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Baker’s Twine Whisper White #124262, I did also use a Black mini brad that I had around, but some other options are: Glimmer Brads in array of colors , Mini Brads in Silver #122941 or the Candy Dots in array of colors with Candy Dots Brad Bases #132293

Misc: Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 (to make the box), Bone Folder #102300, hot glue gun and glue sticks and twist ties or any flexible thin wire and any sentiment you would like.

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Thanks for stopping by with me today, come back again tomorrow to see what I’m up to and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge 2


This second card was designed for the Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge using only Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush or Regal Rose and White Card stock and ink. To view the rest of the design teams cards Click Here!

Paper: Whisper White #100730 and Early Espresso #119686

Markers: Early Espresso #119680, Strawberry Slush #131260 (set of the new in colors), Rich Razzleberry #120970

Stamp Set: Oh Hello #131931(w) or #130733(c)

Emblishments: 1/4 stitched Grosgrain ribbon Whisper white #126877, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Snail Adhesive #104332

Misc: Stamp-a-ma-jig #101049, Whisper White Craft Ink #101731.

On this card I have to give credit to my daughter Hailey for creating this one. I was in the middle of creating my other card when she came home and loved the colors and wanted to give it try. I think it turned out beautiful! Great job sweetheart.

Cut early espresso cardstock to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, fold in half. Grab your markers, ready set color your image in whatever you like. Stamp the image 3 times. If you want to have them look like the same instead of lighter or darker re-apply the marker ink in between stamping the 2nd and 3rd time. Then clean off image and re-apply marker ink to image again, rotating the color combo and stamp another 3 times, again re-apply marker ink in between each time you stamp the image. Clean off image and then rotate colors again and stamp the last set of 3 images and re-apply marker ink in between each stamped image.
Cut out each of the images or you could use a large square punch as long as it covers your image and adhere to whisper white cardstock. Note when adhering if you want some of them to pop out using stampin’ dimensionals do this at this time. In this card she popped out the first image on the first row in the corner and then the second one in the second row and the third one in the last row. It gave it a cute diagonal look by doing this. Once you have the images placed on the white cardstock she cut them out in rows (3 images each row) so that it ended up like a zig zag cut. Attach the 3 rows with snail onto the early espresso cardstock. Finished with a white bow and stamped the word thanks at the bottom, using the stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.

Blooms and Butterflies Challenge 2


This card was designed for the Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge using only Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush or Regal Rose and White card stock and ink. To View the rest of the design teams cards Click Here!

This card was made using:

Paper: Whisper White #100730 and Early Espresso #119686

Ink Pads: Early Espresso #126974, Rich Razzleberry #126950, Strawberry Slush #131178
(I happened to use Regal Rose which was close to the Strawberry Slush since I didn’t have this color yet.)

Stamp Set:Six-Sided Sampler #130953(w) or #130956(c), Sassy salutations #132070(w) or #126707(c)

Note: You can use the bundle for the Stamp Set and Punch for 15% off #132725(w) #132724(c)

Embellishments:Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126871, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Snail Adhesive #104332

Punches: Hexagon #130919 or see above note.

Directions: The card base is cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in Whisper White, Early Espresso paper cut at 5 1/4 x 4. Stamp the Six-Sided Sampler in Rich Razzleberry and Strawberry Slush or Regal Rose on to Whisper White cardstock, then punch from out using the hexagon punch. Here’s where the fun begins. I decided when making the card that I would pop some out, and sink some in. For example on the top row the first one is popped out, the second one is adhered with regular snail and the third one I punched the early espresso cardstock and then used snail to affix the image underneath. Continue doing the other rows as you like. I also cut out part of the open image to feed through the congratulations word through it. The congratulations was stamp on Whisper white with Early espresso ink and I trimmed around the edge and distressed it. I finished it with a Pearl and tied a bow using the early espresso ribbon and affixed to the one of the images.