Sunday, May 11, 2008

Congrats, Grads

I don't know if I'll get to any challenges in the next week; nothing like KNOWING your life is going to be crazy busy. But I had to make a card this weekend for family. Our nephew will be graduating high school in June. I just can't believe that that young man is 18.

When I was shopping at Michael's last week for another project, I saw the Jolee's graduation embellishments on display. I knew that I wanted to use part of that set on this card.

Since this card is for a young man, I knew that I needed to keep the card less frilly. I also used some of my favorite Congratulations paper from Die Cuts with a View; I love that paper for both graduations and weddings. Finally to keep the embellishment simple (but not too plain), I added a Tim Holtz grungeboard flourish, painted with Adirondack silver paint dauber.

Materials: white cardstock: Georgia Pacific; black cardstock: unknown (stash); designer paper: Die Cuts with a View; grungeboard: Advantus; paint: Ranger; cap, gown, diploma: Jolee's/EK Success; adhesive: Pioneer mounting tape and Crafter's Pick glue.

I'm hoping that he will like this, though I'm sure the other (blue) piece of paper in the card will likely be more appreciated.
Thanks for looking.


Deb Neerman said...

This is just wonderful!! Love it!

And you're in plenty of time for the drawing ... I won't draw until about 6-7:00 p.m. tonite.

~Hugs, Deb

USpace said...

Well done! CONGRATULATIONS to ALL Grads!

Hey young Grads
good show I say
you've done it now
you showed us how

You've had some good times
You've made some good friends
now some will go off
to do it again

So good luck in college
You can do it
Have a real wild time
but don't over do it

Try to make friends fast
many of the early ones
will be the ones
who last

Unless you love
to get up early
don't schedule your classes
way too early

And try to get to class
as much as you can
you'll be glad you did
then you'll deserve a cold can

But try not to party
too much before class
you'll more likely attend
and you won't be an ass

If you fail the easy Calc
don't take the harder one
just keep your eye on the ball
between all the fun

You'll be entering
sort of a fantasy land
of reading, writing, and thinking
with those who can lend a hand

So, do your best with grades
but at least finish the task
and soon another graduation
will come at last...

and HAVE FUN!!!