May 29 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Graduation

Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge was to make a graduation card.  Very appropriate for me since I have one that just graduated from Ohio State University.  I didn’t use Gray for this card, just the black, red, and white.  You could make it in any school color!

I started with a 5 1/2" square of Basic Black cardstock, found the center point and then folded each point to the center…this is a little tricky because you need to make sure each side is meeting exactly.  I did use my Score Pal to help with the crease lines.  After I folded all the sides, I pierced a hole in the middle, added a Silver Jumbo Brad and a small tassel I had in my stash.

The inside is pretty simple!  I cut a Real Red square the size of the inside and layered it.  I used the stamp set Great Grads to stamp the circle Graduate in Real Red on Whisper White and punched with the 1 3/4 circle punch.  Then I stamped it again in Basic Black and punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  The Black G in the center is popped up on dimensionals.  I stamped the trio of Congratulations from Great Grads underneath the G medallion.  Finally, I used Go Go Boots dies and my Big Shot Machine to make the 09 numbers.  Pretty simple!  Once you make a template of the outside, they would be pretty easy to mass produce.  I didn’t worry about the back (greeting side) panels staying closed…I like how the flaps open slightly and help hold the card up for display!  Closed, the card measures 3 3/4 square.

 I can’t believe it is almost the weekend again!  This week FLEW by!  Have a great one!




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May 29, 2009 - 06:05:38

You did a super job Connie. So fitting for your graduate. Love how the card opens and how you added your sentiment to the inside of the card. Cool!

May 29, 2009 - 07:05:04
Lisa said:

Great card, Connie! Very classy!

May 29, 2009 - 07:05:47
Nikki said:

Fabulous card…so clever in your design! Love it! {SMILES}

May 29, 2009 - 08:05:39

Connie- This is FABULOUS!!!! I love this idea!! TFS!!!

May 29, 2009 - 09:05:11
Patti Chesky said:

This is awesome Connie!!! I am going to CASE this idea for sure!!!

May 29, 2009 - 10:05:46

Very clever design, love the black and red.

May 29, 2009 - 10:05:30

You clever girl, what a great idea!

May 29, 2009 - 12:05:10
Ida said:

How fun is this! What a great idea to make a Graduation Cap for the card itself.

May 29, 2009 - 03:05:52
Tory said:

That’s so cool! I love it. I don’t need a grad card for another year, but I will keep this on in mind. It is just SO fun!

May 29, 2009 - 11:05:19
Jamie Fisher said:

How creative! Good idea!! 🙂 Great card!

May 30, 2009 - 08:05:51
Toni Tessler said:

Very clever Connie! This is awesome.

May 30, 2009 - 03:05:37
BarbaraD said:

How fun this is! GREAT grad card…..clever and easy! Gotta love that!!

May 31, 2009 - 12:05:03

I like how it looks like a graduation cap.. You should send this in to be published somewhere. You just rock!

May 31, 2009 - 01:05:16

Wow Connie… that is a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

May 31, 2009 - 03:05:12
Rachel Hope said:

This is so fun! Love it

May 31, 2009 - 11:05:55
Lori said:

Fantastic–and creative–graduation card!