Wednesday 22 July 2015

Graduation Day

One of my friends asked me to make a Graduation Day card for her Grand daughter - I was delighted to oblige of course:

I used:

- 6" x 8" white card blank

- plain SU card stock for the backing layers ('Baked Brown Sugar' and 'Core'dinations  Primrose Petals')

- the main patterned backing paper is from the LOTV 'Country Lady' paper pad

- the image is a Penny Black cutie called 'A Scholar', coloured with Pro markers - with the mortar board and 'scroll plus hedgies right hand' fussy cut from a second layer and fixed to the main image with teeny thin sticky pads pieces

- the image was die cut using a die from the Lil-Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' set and layered onto plain backing card as a frame

- the bunting was punched using SU's 'Banner' punch and a snippet of paper from the same LOTV pad

- I then backed each 'banner' with another one punched from a piece of 'Baked Brown Sugar' card - I realised in time that the paper wasn't gonna work too well over the fine twine I wanted to use :)

- popped the fine twine onto the patterned card layer, and at the same time added a strip of caramel satin ribbon down the left hand side - before fixing it to the card front

- then added the little banners, I'd already added the lettering using a scrap of 'Primrose Petals' and the Tattered Lace 'Everyday Anniversary Alphabet' die set

- then tied a bow round the caramel ribbon and fastened a heart shaped charm with a double bow using brown cord

- the rose is one I was sent by a Playmate - I liked that it picks up the roses from the backing paper :)

- the sentiment was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and two stamps (the word plus the dotted line) from the Hero Arts 'Messages' stamp set and layered onto snippets of the same backing card stock as used elsewhere on the card

I made up a plain white box, with the bottom lined with toning patterned brown paper, as the card needed some protection - even though I think it will be hand delivered on Graduation Day by a 'rightly very proud' Grandma! :)

I'd like to enter this into the current challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Feature a Creature

Penny Black and More - Anything goes with a Sentiment

Allsorts Challenge Week 320 - Add a banner or flag



  1. Super cute card Miss Pixie! I bet it will be loved and kept forever. Wanted to let you know my happy mail came this morning: thank you very much will be die cutting and creating some Christmas cards this week Karen x

  2. Of course I always love Little Hedgie. Especially sweet on this celebratory card, and really love the way you did the dimension on several elements. Loving the personalized banner, and the sentiment. So many lovely layers of pretty patterns, and well done, Miss! Also saw that you were a prize winner at Crafty Hazelnuts! YAY for Pixie!!! TFS & Big hugs.

  3. I love this cute Graduation Hedgie and her name on the banner, also the pretty flower and satin ribbon with the extra charm are great embellishments, and such a gorgeous LOTV background paper too. This card will be kept by Kerry as a great reminder of a wonderful day. x

  4. So cute! I am sure she will love it - I would!

  5. What a lovely card, and the perfect stamp for the occasion too!

  6. Fabulous and oh so cute card.

  7. What a great card. I like everything about it Di and sure you're friend was delighted. I've not seen that stamp before, it's really nice. I have that banner punch but I really need that alphabet set, the perfect companion for the banner! Barbxx

  8. WOW Di . . . I absolutely adore this cute hedgie graduation card. TOP MARKS.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Gorgeous card Di-love you paper piecing on that beautiful image :)
    I am sure Kerry will cherish her beautiful card!
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

  10. Hi dear Di, this is soooo lovely, cute plus!! And used another heart too, so apt ..
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  11. A delightfully pretty card and perfect for our themes Di, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations, Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges. Thanks also for your kind words which are much appreciated.

    B x

  12. this...and what a fab idea to "pop" up the the 3D effect..another stunner!!

  13. WOW! Di your card is stunning, perfect, gorgeous and I love it!!
    Perfect paper snipping around those fiddly layers!

  14. So gorgeous,lovely, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  15. Awww... So adorable! Love all the details!! The banner on the top with the name is just perfect! And the cute hedgedog is so sweet and fun! Love so much the LOTV dp paper, I have just buy this paper pack!

  16. How cute Diane, a lovely sweet design, I'm lovin' the colour of the super silky ribbon!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  17. Wow, this is a beautiful grad card Di! I am so loving the paper you used, the color combo, banner and sweet image! These little hedgie images are just too cute and you have colored him up so perfectly. Love the ribbon and twin with the charm, the flower is just beautiful and really does make the roses pop on the paper. I would say that the grandma is going to be very proud of her granddaughter and you for making this lovely card for her granddaughter! Hugs, Brenda

  18. Love this - a beautiful layout and some fab touches. I was just about to say you could enter in our challenge at PB & More but you already have - thank you x

  19. Love the colors in this and all the extra embellishments you've added on. The popped up bits make it perfect. Kerry will be very pleased with this card!

  20. This is vintage, festive, whimsical and fun.......all at the same time! Great grad card!!

  21. Brilliant card Di, don't normally read other comments but I can certainly agree with all of them, very good luck with the challenges, you deserve to win with this card.

    Kath x

  22. A gorgeous card Di, I love the beautiful backing paper and the cute hedgie image. I like the popped up elements in the stamped image too and the lovely satin ribbon.
    Jean x

  23. What a happy card! Love that little hedgie dancing with joy!

  24. A lovely card die. That dancing hedgehog is so cute. Brings back memories of my daughter's graduation on a very wet day in Lancaster. Unfortunately her group were the only ones not to get a group photo done outside so no photo of any hat throwing :( Still despite getting soaked walking from the car park to the hall and back it was a fun day.

  25. Gorgeous! I just love all the details...especially the way you raised the cap and graduation scroll.

  26. How fabulous is thiis! Love the cute hedgehog and I'm sure Kerry will be thrilled to receive it. xx

  27. What a wonderful card! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  28. Oh, Di, you outdid yourself with this enchanting card to celebrate a momentous event!! Every detail is just fabtacular!! Hugs, Darnell

  29. Aaaah absolutely gorgeous hun and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

  30. Gorgeous card, Di, the pink and grey is so elegant and the hedgehog is very cute! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  31. Oh pretty and cute in one card. Bet she loved it!

  32. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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