Friday, May 25, 2012

Congrats Grad

Hello! Happy Friday! It is graduation season, and my friends' son is graduating from high school, so I made a card for him.

I started by stamping Grad A la Carte on Choice Buttercream cardstock and paper pieced the letters. My patterned papers are from the fun Summer Fresh collection. Since this is for a boy, I went with primary colors and Kraft and kept the frills to a minimum. I added a border using the Reach for the Stars Border Die and a few corrugated cardboard stars (using the Seeing Stars Dies). My main sentiment panel is cut with the Gift Card Frame Die. I made this card last weekend and happened to break my sewing machine needle and couldn't find another one in the house. Since I didn't want to run out to the store (and really thought this needed stitching on it), I hand stitched around my card (using some perle cotton thread).

These are the Taylored Dies I used on my card today:

Personal Note: Yesterday was Sabrina's last day of 3rd Grade! I can't believe she'll be moving on to the "upper" primary grades this fall. This is the treat she handed out to her classmates and teachers:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Grad A la Carte (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Summer Fresh (Simple Stories), Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), Kraft, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Reach for the Stars Border DieSeeing Stars DiesGift Card Frame Die (Taylored Expressions); Twine (May Arts), Foam tape, Perle cotton thread.