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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Congrats on your graduation...

I decided to make a couple of graduation cards to have at the ready this year. I'm not usually this much ahead of the game. In fact, I remember in years past when I have struggled to finish a card on the very day I had to give it to the graduate!

Here are a couple that I finished recently:

I used a Darice embossing folder (Graduation Hat Background) to add some texture to my white panel.

I created my tassel out of some silver embroidery thread, and I cut my jubilant graduate using a Silhouette cutting file. This cut file came with both a female and a male graduate, so I cut both at once and made two cards.

The graduate is popped up on foam tape.

I also cut the numbers for 2016 using my Silhouette. I don't recall for sure now what font I used, but it may have been Graphite Std.

On the inside of my card, I used the inlay method for my "Congrats" die-cut (Hero Arts). I love using the inlay technique whenever I can.

I heat embossed "you did it!" onto black cardstock and then cut it into a banner shape. I thought this tied in the black on the inside of my card, too.

Here is the masculine version of my card. I just love these happy grad Silhouette cuts. They come together in Design ID #77675, if you're interested in purchasing them.

These cards came together very quickly. Don't you love when that happens? Sometimes it takes me days to finish a card, but these two just took about an hour. And now I'm ready for this year's graduates.

One tiny little issue, though--if I don't end up using both of them this year, will I be able to pry off that 6 and replace it with a 7 for next year????

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Cheryl, these are great. You did a great job making your own tassel.I wouldn't have thought of that. I love the embossing also. A little trick I learned to lift off something already glued down, like if I want to change a message inside--use your heat gun right over the area and the glue will release. Not well enough leave the space blank buy you can certainly put another image there. So maybe you can sneak in the 7 if you need.

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic graduation cards Cheryl! Love the little tassel and the embossed background! Hope you have a great weekend!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Two very clever cards here Cheryl! Love the embossed Mortarboards on the background, the jubilant jumpers and the very clever mimicry with the tassel and banner on the left ... inspired! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, these are great Cheryl! Love your grad images and your tassel is fab :) You're getting great use from your silhouette - I'm sorely tempted but I'd need to get a few pennies saved into my crafty budget instead of always spending it ;)

Glittered Paws said...

Wow you are getting ahead of the game - great cards to have on hand. Love your cut images. When I rad about "prying" off the 6 - I had to laugh because I did the same this past year on a New Years Card. We crafters just have to think ahead.

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