Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Junior High Graduation card

Hello there crafty friends! Today I have a card I made for my daughter who just graduated Junior High. Unfortunately there wasn't a "real" graduation ceremony because of budget cuts but there was an award ceremony. We feel very blessed and I'm so proud that my daughter received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. It is an award given to students for having a 4.0 gpa for both 7th & 8th grade. It even has the US President's signature on it! So, there was no "cap and gown" ceremony :(  Oh well, High School is just around the corner so I won't fret....she'll get there soon enough!!

So for her card I chose this adorable zebra from the Cricut Paisley cartridge. It is so whimsical! She looks like she is on her way and I just love it! I think the black & white is perfect because it shows that she is focused and keeping up to task, But then I added the glittery pastel rainbow paper because there are fun adventures for her to experience along the way. Her favorite color is the same as mine "purple" so I used that for the convertible and the embellishments.

I cut the zebra and all the layers at 3.5 inches. The sentiment is printed from my computer. I also printed the inside of the card as well. The glitter striped, glitter purple and glitter light blue cardstock is all DCWV.

I used stickles for the center of the flower and some enamel buttons from Recollections. The purple bow I initially wanted for the zebra but I couldn't get it small enough and so I used it for the sentiment bubble. It is a very simple card but I'm happy with how it turned out. I hope she likes it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!


DIANA L. said...

Super cute card Congrats to your daughter, what an accomplishment!!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Tina! Your card is SO CUTE, and I love that you've designed the inside and the outside so beautifully. Great job, and thanks a BUNCH for sharing your talents with us. Have a blessed week, and please stop by again soon.
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Jennifer said...

Such a wonderful creation to encourage your child! Love the zebra! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

eunice said...

Congratulations to your daughter and her proud parents on her receiving such a prestigious award! Just LOVE the sweet card you created to commemorate the special event...I'm sure your daughter felt very special to receive a card made with so much love by her mom!

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