Sunday, November 13, 2011

Graduation: Congrats Grad

... you know what is better than graduation itself? Planning it!

Top of the list? Making the invitation. Here is my son graduation party invitation. Kids are sometimes funny and my son didn't want a party, we settled for a mini party, a lunch for the wonderful families whose sons have been like brothers to mine for the past 6 years.

I received a lot of e-mails asking me for directions both for the invitation, the money holder card and the Cap Graduation card below.

Here they are...

The card-stocks I used for the invitation was glossy black and red, from Kelly Paper. I cut them at 1/4 inches difference in size all around, and use mini brads to attach the white card stock, a linen from Kelly paper too.

In the back of the red paper I cut two slits to allow the ribbon to stay put. I found the Graduation Cap brads at the They have every single kind of brads under the sun. Just ask! The trickier part was to get the ribbon tight enough (and not too much) when attaching the brad. 

The money holder graduation card is built following the same directions, except that I added a small 2 inches panel at the bottom to hold a check. I used the same mini brads to secure it.

The quote I chose is my favorite from Dr. Seuss:

"And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety eight, and three quarters percent guaranteed!"


Now for the graduation card...

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I lifted this wonderful idea from my favorite Stampin' Up demonstrator.... with the tricky last name: Dawn Olchefske. She is the one I always go to for ideas and techniques.

Making tassel her way is by far the most innovative and give the best results...

Do check her tutorials: they are wonderful and so easy to follow. I will let her explain how to do this card:

Until next time...

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