May 21, 2012

Mortar Board!

This week at Sweet Sassy Diva its all about "Graduation".  In a way, its also a graduation for me as I complete a year as part of the Sweet Sassy Diva Design Team.  One year ago Bobbi Jo gave me the opportunity to be on my first Design Team and I have learned so much and had a great time this past year.  However,  I have decided to step down at this time to design on other teams.  Thank you Bobbi Jo and all my design team buddies for inspiring me this past year.   I hope you will continue to follow me and keep in touch on my blog cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com. 
So for my graduation project I made a neighbor for a family friend that is graduating from High School in June.  Since my girls and I all went to the same school I decided to use the school colors.  The mascot of the school is a Bulldog so I selected this great ribbon I had in my stash.  
Here is the front of the card.

Here is the inside.  I covered over the top and bottom 1/2 with dotted black and white paper.  This covers the pieces you taped in place.  
The graduation cap is the card cut from Wrap it Up page 67 cut at 5.75 width.  
I covered the tassel with some white crinkly paper on the back side of the card.
I then cut out 1/2 inch strips of this foil paper from Recollections.  
I taped the strips together 9 in total and then adjusted until I liked how it looked and taped it down over the cutout of the cap.  
Here is how it came out.  
Next I doodled around the edge of the card and added the center button piece.  
I then made a tassel out of white crochet thread ti give the card more dimension.   
For the inside the Happy Graduation was cut at 1.5 inches from MS Seasonal Cart.  
The pocket for the gift card was cut from Tags, Bags, and More page 112 at 9 inches. 
Thanks for stopping by and please come back and check out what the other designers have in store for "Graduation." 
Happy Craftin.   
-- Suzanne

2 comments:

Brenda said...

What a fabulous card Suzanne! I am loving the stripes and colors in the hat! The ribbon is awesome, love that it went with the mascot-so cool! As always my friend you did a fabulous job on this card!!

Lori Apgar said...

Suzanne ~ Love the window card!!! These colors are the same as my son's HS colors!!! Great job!

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