Saturday, June 23, 2012

Personalized Graduation Card

I'm baaaaaaack!!!!!!!!

I know it's been waaaaaaay too long!! I finally got motivated to get back into my crafting last night and made a card for a graduation party I am going to today. Nothing like waiting until almost the last minute, right?

This is the 3rd daughter graduating within 2 years from this family, so I wanted to make a card similar to the ones I made for her older sisters, but yet be a little different.

Here it is:

School colors=navy blue and orange

The photo was sent with the grad invite,
so I scanned it and cropped it into a star.

Below are the older twin girls' cards I made
2 years ago (prior to having my blog).
I used Gypsy Wanderings for the "Congrats" on those,
but everything else is pretty much the same.

  • Cricut Life's A Party cartridge for "Congrats!" phrase
  • Orange, navy blue and white cardstock
  • Cuttlebug stars embossing folder
  • Stampin' Up ticket corner punch
  • Harrington PC font
  • Foam Dots to give dimension to "Congrats! "phrase
The triangles that hold the check were just squares I cut in half. Then I carefully applied my ATG adhesive to the edge of the triangles where the check would be furthest from. The nice thing about ATG is that you can sort of roll it with your fingers to get it to be in the place you want it. That's what I did here.

Part of the reason why I've been away from crafting so long is that I got a puppy! Her name is Bella, and she got to meet Cricut tonight! This is how it went . . .

Isn't she the sweetest?? The photo below was the day we adopted Bella 1 month ago at the tender age of 6 months old! She is an American Bulldog mix. In my experience, mutts are the BEST! And the high school mascot where we now live is Bulldog, so now we have our Bella the Bulldog!

Most would say I rescued her from her shelter, but I'd say I feel rescued, too. :)

Enjoy this beautiful Summer day wherever you are!