Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You did it!

My daughter is graduating from high school in a few months. She's the first of my children to graduate and I'm very excited about her starting a new adventure in college. I'm not nervous at all about her leaving home but I sure am nervous about throwing an open house for graduation! Since it is that time of year I'm making a few graduation cards. This is the first one. To make this card you need the You Did It stamp set and Caprice paper. The colors for Caprice are bamboo, chocolate, crystal blue and honey.

Cut your card base out of colonial white cardstock 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 and fold in half.
Cut a card front out of bamboo cardstock 5 1/2 by 4 1/4.
You'll need 2 circles, one in colonial white 2 inches in diameter (not shown) and the other in chocolate 2 1/4 inches in diameter.
Cut two strips of pattern paper, one 4 1/4 by 1/2 inch and the other 4 1/4 by 3/4 inch.
Lastly cut a piece of colonial white cardstock 1 by 2 inches. Distress everything with chocolate ink and a sponge tool.

Sorry about the blurry photo, dry emboss two lines on each side of card 1/4 and 1/2 inches in and sand the paper to expose the white core. Glue the skinnier strip between the two embossed lines on to about 1/2 inch down. Glue the second line just up from the bottom embossed line.

Stamp Top of the Class on the smaller circle in honey ink. Glue to chocolate circle.

Attach the circles to the lower left of card. If I was to do this over, I think I would have used crystal blue ink on the circle instead because the honey didn't show up anywhere else on the card. You want to make sure that there is a lot of repetition in your card to provide interest.

Stamp You did it! in chocolate ink on the smallest colonial white cardstock.

Attach that piece to the upper right of the card as shown. It's so easy but will mean much more than a store bought card!


  1. ahhh very pretty and congrats to your daughter ;)

  2. White core wins again! ;) Love the scoring... so simple yet I never remember to consider it...

    --Amy (SCS: g33kgr1)