Saturday, June 23, 2012

Graduation Day

We've been busy around here with final exams and end of the school year activities.  Tomorrow we will be celebrating Kayleigh's graduation from high school, and, of course, I waited until the last minute to make her card.  I sat down in my scrap room yesterday without a clear picture in my mind of what I wanted to create, so I turned to my favorite blogs for inspiration.  As soon as I saw this card (thank you Connie!), I knew exactly what I would make.  When I finished the card, I realized that it fits this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge too.  The challenge is to use ribbon on your project.

Kayleigh loves plaid (she chose navy blue plaid bedding for her dorm room), so I knew I would use the Victory Papers for her card.  She also loved the camo print in the pack, which I used it to make the medallion.

To give the card a touch of femininity, I replaced the buttons with pearls and used an outdoor denim organdy ribbon. The color ready cork numbers add another layer of texture.

Since the card base is dark, I finished off the inside with a piece of the ledger paper.  I can hardly wait to see her open it.  Being an artist, I know she will appreciate every detail.


  1. Standing O for artistically personalizing this card for your daughter! I know she will LOVE your card and understand your effort! So did you get teary eyed while you were thinking about WHY you were making this card?
    Thanks a lot for sharing your terrific card with us on H2H!

  2. Susan this is georgous! You have to show me how to do that little fan circle thing!

  3. Love the rosette! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!

  4. omg... I LOVE this card... i can't wait for you to show us how to do the rosettes... no pressure :)