Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Graduation Card

My niece graduated from high school this past weekend. It's hard to believe she's all grown up; I remember first meeting her and was like 6!! It was a wonderful ceremony though and lots of family in so that was really nice too!

I used the Vintage Graduation set from Sugar Creek Hollow for her card. My niece is not a girly-girl and real fussy, very laid-back and down to earth so I wanted something that was elegant but not froufy! I eliminated the text circle around the mortarboard and printed an extra copy so I could pop up the flat part. I also digitally erased the tassel so that I could add a tassel I made from embroidery thread.

I really love how it turned out! Simple knots instead of bows and some embossing on the base for texture and interest. I hope my niece likes it!
And then I used on of the sentiments for the inside of the card. I didn't do anything fancy to decorate the inside as I had a LOT I wanted to write to her ----

Thanks for stopping by today!

Challenges: Midnight Madness Sketch 56


Aimee said...

The card is utterly gorgeous. She and I were very touched by your message. The kids are very blessed to have a great aunt and uncle only a mile away. Thanks for all your help this weekend!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cassie.

Hugs Riet.xx

pam124 said...

Cassie, what a fantastic graduation card and great use of the Midnight Madness challenge. LOVE your use of the nesties and that triple ribbon came out fantastic. Thanks so much for joining in the fun and hope to see you again next week!

pam124 said...

P.S. Love the tassle and the sentiment on the inside!!

HappyCrafter said...

Great card, love the tassel!

Carol said...

Cassie your graduation card for your niece is just fantastic. I love the formal colors you used and how you did the ribbons. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Cassie, utterly fabulous. Love the tassel you created - simply inspired!

Priscilla said...

Wow that is so pretty. love the ribbon and the red tassle. I love it. Great job using the sketch to. Thank you so much for playing the midnight madness sketch challenge. Be sure to check back on Friday for the big winner.
MMSC Hostess

Primitive Paper said...

Cassie, thanks so much for entering a SCH image this week. I love what you did with it. Great take on the sketch and thanks for joining us this week. Tracy, MMDT

Jessica G. said...

Elegant card, perfect for a graduate! Thanks for participating in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch challenge and hope to see you again next week!
Jessica, MMSC DT