A CDL for Donna!

What do you give someone who worked hard to pass her written and driving CDL license?  Why, her own bus, of course!  And without further ado, here it is:

School Bus Congrats for a woman who passed her written and driving test and got her CDL. I made this bus with a cut file from Snapdragon Snippets.

Okay, it’s not quite large enough to drive; but it’s certainly large enough for Donna’s friends, Deb & Ray, to convey how excited and proud they are of her.

The card was made with a file by Snapdragon Snippets through the Silhouette store.  It looks complicated to make, but Snapdragon has fantastic step-by-step instructions, including pictures on their website.  I made a few mistakes, but it was because I forged ahead and did my own thing.  I don’t consider them mistakes, though.  I’ll call it…originality 😉

I personalized it with a greeting on the back combining flourishes with the Times New Roman font and another font, Blackjack.  I also dated it just in case Donna wants it as a keepsake.  I like the end result.

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I further personalized it by putting Donna’s name on the side of the bus which I’m sure she will appreciate.  Looking at this picture, I realize I forgot to attach the steering wheel…going to have to correct that before I send it off to Donna.

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One thing I did as an afterthought was to stipple the area with gray to create a distinction between the bottom of the bus and the bottom of the card.  Here’s a picture before I did stippled and I think it makes the bus appear out of proportion.

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The nice thing about this card is that it fold flat for mailing.  I had to make an envelope for it as it’s an odd size, but that gave me a great opportunity to decorate the envelope to match.


There are more pictures in the gallery…from every possible angle.  If you’d like to see them click on any image and you link directly.


11 Responses to “A CDL for Donna!”

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  1. Deb says:

    Great card Kim (so what else is new?!) Donna loved it and keeps it on her desk at work for all to see. Thanks. Deb

  2. nclights7 says:

    I love how you made the bus look so real! Great job!

  3. KT Fit Kitty says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I am an animal lover through and through! Your dog Katy is a sweetie-pie! Your 3-D card is AWESOME and perfect for the occasion! I know Donna will love it! Have a great weekend!

  4. Jeanette says:

    oh. my. goodness. This is ADORABLE!!!

  5. cool box card. amazing take to Connie’s challenge. love it

  6. Lynn McAuley says:

    What a sensational card worthy of Donna’s accomplishment! I know it will remain parked on her desk for a long time to come for all to admire!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      “Parked”, you’re a hoot Lynn. You never fail to put a smile on my face with your delightful and witty comments!

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