Sunday, May 9, 2010

Graduation Cards

Today I've been busy working on graduation cards for our social work intern who graduates next Saturday. A bunch of us are going out to dinner with her Friday night to celebrate! Two of the cards are for my co-workers to sign as they are all giving me money to get her a gift card with, the other one I'm going to write something sappy in to and give it to her from me.

This one I got my inspiration from a card paperflowers posted on the cricut MB. She used wildcard for hers. I used create a critter for the owl and branch, and cut the graduation cap from everyday paper dolls. The the saying I used nestabilities- labels 3. For the back ground of this card I used 3 SU ink colors, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, and Brilliant Blue I had a little sponge dabber thing (no idea what they are called) and I would dab in one color then on the paper, then the next color, etc until it was covered.

I did a little strip of paper the same way I did the background to put on the envelope and inside of the card. (you can see the envelope in the back.)

The inside:

The next 2 cards I got the inspiration for from the CradMaker mag zine issue May '10.  

For the background on this one I used Pewter Liquid pearls to make the silver lines and then stamped a congrats stamp all over. For the little envelope for the gift card I used a pattern that was in the magazine. For the caps, can you believe I don't have a cap stamp? So I cut a little cap using SCAL and then used it as a stencil with those little sponge dabber things again. I then put 3D crystal Lacquer over the hats and sprinkled a little glitter on top. I did the envelope the same as the card.

For the inside, I found this really cute svg file on the SCAL forum.

For the background on the last one I wanted to play with the shaving cream technique. I found directions for this here: I recommend using gloves when doing this because I know have green figures. For the saying I printed it out and then actually burned the edges. The hat and scroll are also from Everyday paper dolls.

The inside:


  1. What great grad cards!!! I love them all!!!

  2. Oh hoot and holler is darling. What a great saying for a grad!