Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2012 GRAD

Hi everyone!!  As today's designer at the Card A Day Blog I have another fun, and fairly quick, graduation card to show you.  I used my Cricut and the Cricut Craft Room online design software to make this one, but you can certainly make something very similar using scissors, paper punches or stickers. 

The card base was cut at 9" X 7 1/2" with the finished card fitting into a #10 business envelope (9 1/2" x 4").  The white liner was cut at 9" X 7 1/4" and inserted to leave a bottom border.  The letters of the two words were welded, and then cut at 1 5/8" (real dial size off).

As you can see in the photo, the graduate's colors are purple and gold.  I chose a vibrant purple for the letters, a softer lilac for the base card and a pretty gold ribbon behind the letters. The ribbon was wrapped to the inside before attaching the liner so the ends are covered nicely. This card is for a young man, so I wanted to give it a masculine bows, no know the drill.  I decided to use white numbers (with just a bit of glitter) to coordinate with the white liner.  The words were applied with foam tape to give dimension.

Here's the full front view:

I'm really happy with the way this card turned out.  I hope you like it, too.  Here is the short list of supplies:

          Paper:  words-Core'dinations, card base-Basis by Leader Paper Products, liner-Wassau
          Ribbon:  The Ribbon Boutique (JoAnn's, I think)
          Cricut Cartridges:  words-Blackletter, card and liner-George and Basic Shapes plus Elegant Edges
          Numbers:  Thickers 'Delight' from American Crafts
          Adhesive:  Tombow Mono, generic foam tape

And that's it!!

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See you again soon, and remember, always keep your creative genius happy and well-fed.



  1. Simple yet elegant

  2. Fantastic job on the card, I like the use of the ribbon behind the lettering how it lifted it off the paper and the additional color. TFS

  3. This cards is fantastic!!! It looks great!


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