This One’s For the Grads

June is a big month for Grads.  We want to be part of the fun so, in honor of graduates everywhere, I made two cards this year.

I looked high and low for a cut file I could buy to create the cap and gown featured in this first card, a center-step, but I couldn’t find anything I liked.  They were all straight up and down, blocky looking.  I wanted something more realistic with folds on the front and actual sleeves so I found an image of a cap and gown on-line and made my own.  I’m happy with the results.  The images used for the background, greeting and sentiment are all Stampin’ Up digital stamps…love working with digital stamps because I can manipulate and resize them easily.  Stampin’ Up is doing away with their My Digital Studio software, but the images will still work….honestly, I never used the MDS software anyway; my go to software is Photoshop Elements.

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Now that I’ve got Card-in-a-Box cards down to a science, this next card came together very quickly for me.  I like that it looks far more involved than it actually is.  I used a Lori Whitlock’s Silhouette cut file but changed it up a bit to include a space to hold a gift card.  For the background and top flaps, I used every digital graduation/congratulations/success I had to create a “subway art” look.

Grad w/ Gift Card 1

While on the subject of graduation, I thought I would share the digital layout showing all the pomp and circumstance of Katy’s Puppy Obedience Class Graduation.  Can’t believe Katy was ever that tiny!  I also can’t believe she graduated as she still doesn’t come when she’s called or stay when she’s told to…perhaps we should simply reverse the commands.

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Well, that does it for this time except to send our regards to all the grads out there!

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  1. Linda says:

    You always do such beautiful work.

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