Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Graduation Card

Here is a card I made for our friend's daughter for her graduation. I am trying to get better and making cards. I am more of a scrapbooker, but I am trying.

I started out with a 5.5 card base and then I cut out the "Class of" from Wild Card, at are you ready for this 10.50, that was as big I could go! That is no way shape or form 10.50! Sometimes the Cricut does drive me crazy!!! I used Plantin School book for the 2011 and I shadowed that. Bakers Twine, the star paper is from my stash and the word graduation and the diploma is from Joelee Boutique embellishments. The yellow strip of paper, embossed with Forest Branches and I used a Fiskars punch on the edges.

Funny story about the punch. I had my older son (16) with me and I had to run to Michaels, and he said do you need me to come in. I was going to say no, but realized I had two coupons, and then I thought if I see something I really want he can wait in line with one of he coupons. He was all game and off we went. I made it a quick trip, but the fact he wanted to come I was thrilled!!!! I got this punch for $7.50.

He turned 16 in May and let me tell you, I am LOVING this 16 year old!! He has changed, all for the good and he really is growing up into a gentleman, makes me sad and proud at the same time!!


  1. Awe I know what you mean when you son starts to turn into a man. As they grow it is even neater to watch them grow from being moms boy to being a boyfriend, and then husband. I'm blessed with 3 sons who are all transitioning in life it's amazing. Tear!
    Anyway on to your card it is just beautiful you did a great job. Love the deising and the colors.
    Wishing you a great day.

  2. I love this card! Fun and bright and fresh ... just like the grad it was for! LOL! the new punch looks fun, too. I don't even want to talk about your 16 year old and how old it is making me feel! ;) You have done a wonderful job with him!

  3. this is the cutest grad card ever. i love it.

  4. I don't consider myself a good cardmaker either, and I too am trying to get better, but I must say you made a great card. Your friend's daughter is going to love it. And I love the little scroll at the bottom -- nice touch!

    How wonderful your soon accompanied you into -- of all places -- Michaels!!! My son will take me if I ask him, but he wouldn't be caught dead stepping inside...lol!!! And he's 38 years old!!! LOL!!!

  5. Love your card it is beautiful Love the colors and the design. Great job!
    I have no experience with boys, one daughter who gave me a run for my money when she was a teen ( I wasn't sure I would survive) She grew into an awesome young woman and mother. I'm so so [roud of her!! The future is looking great.
    Big Blog Hugs!

  6. Very cute! I totally recognize that patterned paper! Love your use for it.

  7. Lovely card!! Love the background:) I totally do that with my husband the 2 coupons from local craft store LOL!!!

  8. This is a great card! LOL I always drag my girls for the sake of using all my coupons! Can't miss a coupon deal!


  9. Super card! You've been making amazing cards lately. You're a natural!
    What a great story about your son, too. It's tough that they grow up so fast, but so rewarding when they turn out being great people.
    Once, I dragged the family to Michaels and had four of the five of us purchase items with different coupons!! My husband goes to Michaels with me all the time. It's our joke that I go with him.