Monday, June 20, 2016


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

It's Graduation time, so I  made a card to celebrate this important
milestone for those of you who have an about to be Graduate in your
family or circle of friends.

Card Instructions 
Base card is 5 x 7  inch white card stock
Black mat cut at 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inch
white mat cut at 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and embossed

Black card insert cut at 41/2 x 9 inches folded in hal
to form a 4 1/2 inch square card
White glitter paper mat cut at 4 1/4 x 41/4

Adhere the black and white mats to the front of the
5/7 inch base card, set aside.

On the black 4 1/2 inch square, adhere the white glitter
paper mat to what would normally be the front of the card, only with the opening
on the left.
Adhere the Graduates die (Inpression Obsession DIE296-T)
to the upper part of the card.
Adhere a sentiment under the die.  I used a
Spellbinders die (Diamond Effects S5-192) to embossed
a congratulations sentiment (Just Rite Large Fancy Sentiments
(CR03815) in gold.

For the placement of the diamond shape, which is a Spellbinders
Classic Square Large die (S4-126) , line the black 41/2x41/2 card
so it fits between the front of the white 5x7 inch card base, and center it.
Don't adhere it yet, use it only to get the placement for the cap and letters
on the embossed white card base.  Center of words and letters
on the graduation cap, I cut them from gold glitter paper, using
the Impression Obsession die (DIE284-M) I punched a small black
circle and adhered a small gold tassel to it with a small pop
up dot. Now, adhere the graduation cap,  making sure it will be
completely hidden when the black 41/2x41/2 card is closed over

Lastly, adhere the black card back to the inside of the white card base.
Easiest way to do this is to center the black card  against the edge
of the front of the white card and add adhesive to the back of the
black card and close the white card.
Decorate the inside black card with a sentiment (I used an old
Hero Arts stamp) on a Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five die (S5-077).
I added a 1.4 inch strip of gold glitter paper to the edges of the black

You could do this in your Grads school colors too.
Simple card to make, you are just combining two cards

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day. Until later.


Sue said...

Hi Sue, Those cards are perfect.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love the shimmering white background you created
Dr Sonia

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely fantastic card and one that the Graduate will treasure, brilliantly designed and just perfect colours, Kate x

cotnob said...

A brilliant Graduation card Sue, I love the silhouette image and your elegant design.

Donna Hanley said...

Wow I love it and the way you did your punching at the sentiment adds something special to the all over look. I almost wish I had just graduated from something, but those days are almost a blur at this time. LOL Enjoy the week.

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous card! Sue, your wonderful gold tassels and gold EP really bring the silhouette to life! I can feel the youthful excitement! I like your summertime Blog header! I would thoroughly enjoy riding that boat, hearing the roar of rushing water, and feeling the spray! So amazing! Hope your week has been a good one! XO