Apr 26 2016

SUOC147 Sunburst Grad

It’s time for the SUO Challenge and we are celebrating “Congratulations”…could be any type of congratulations, including graduations!  Since my son will be graduating with his Masters from The Ohio State University in a couple weeks, I decided to use this challenge to make his graduation card…we are SO proud of him!  Holding down a FULL time job (with travel and extra hours), an almost 3-year old at home who is busy, busy…it was not easy over the past 18 months.  His wife, Beth, has certainly picked up the slack!


Adam is a “simple” type of guy, so I didn’t go overboard with embellishments or extras on his card.  Just used the OSU colors of Scarlet and Gray and the Sunburst Framelit…with a little bit of Silver Glimmer Paper bling.


SUOC147 Sunburst Grad


  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Smoky Slate, folded in half.
  • The Sunburst Framelit was cut from Real Red cardstock and layered over a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Smoky Slate, with the extra ends cut off.  It was placed on the base card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Congratulations, Grad from Stampin’ Up!’s B.Y.O.P. stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White and colored with the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, then punched with a 2″ Circle Punch.
  • It is layered on a 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punched from Silver Glimmer Paper, then popped up on the Sunburst with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Yep…that’s it!  But Adam definitely doesn’t like a lot of fru-fru, so it’s perfect for him and personalized with OSU colors.  This card would also be perfect if you had to mass produce a bunch of them…wouldn’t take long at all!


Make sure to check out the rest of the SUO Challenge Design Team to see what they did with the Congratulations theme!



4 People have left comments on this post

Apr 26, 2016 - 06:04:26
Lucy said:

Perfect, I have a friend who’s daughter is graduating from OSU too so I now have the perfect card to case! Thanks Connie. O-H……:)

Apr 26, 2016 - 08:04:03
Connie said:


Apr 26, 2016 - 06:04:23
Barb said:

Love this! And as you said, perfect for the male grad!! TFS
Go Bucks!!!?

Apr 26, 2016 - 08:04:35
Libby said:

What a fabulous reason to make this equally fabulous card Connie! Congratulations to your son for this wonderful achievement! Great card!