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Saturday, May 27, 2017

So Prrroud of him!

Our oldest Grandson, Reese with his Graduation Honors around his neck:
Honor Cord, National Society of H.S. Scholars and Skills USA, White Bib is National Honor Society. In addition he is wearing 3 Medals: Two Regional Medals and one State Medal in Welding. He has been accepted at the Univ. of Georgia and is in pursuit of an Engineering degree.

I found the card idea at Jill's Ink and she has a video tutorial of directions if you would like to make one!
The card opens up to reveal the stamped "Congratulations" sentiment and on the back of the cap a small envelope to hold money or a check.  I wrote in the card before I remembered to photograph it.

Close-up of the check/money pouch

The year numbers were made with Sizzix dies and I made the tassel by hand.  There are several You Tube videos available on how to do that.  The little diploma is merely a scrap of paper rolled and tied with the same embroidery thread used on the tassel.

**One of the challenges below requires I use "Old Stash".  I haven't embroideried since the 1970's - I think that counts as old stash!  The Sizzix Dies were the very first I ever bought and the papers I have had for 15 or 20 years!  And as one other 'old' thing - I used "Graduation Day" by the Beach Boys [1963] for another challenge.  Don't hate me Reese... be so glad I am using up some of this stuff before you guys inherit it!

Reese & his siblings
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafting From the Heart -#157 – ATG Always
Incy Wincy Designs – B & W + 1 Color TOP FIVE
Quirky Crafts - May: Quirky Song [Graduation Day - Beach Boys 1963]
Aud Sentiments - #180 –  ATG + Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #344 – ATG
Penny's Challenge #327 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #128 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #36 - ATG Always
Sweet Stampin'Use Old Stash [see above **] Sentiment is stamped!
Crafty Creations - #342 – ATG
Open Minded Crafting - #17 – Mighty Men/ Boys

Create wildly and color with abandon!


  1. What a clever fold, perfect for making a scholar's cap! Thank you for sharing at Quirky Crafts

  2. Congratulations to Reese lovely phOto of them ALL.
    The card is perfect for the wonderful occasion.Ginny x
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  3. Hi ginny back again with my DT hat on to say .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
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  4. A fabulous card. Well done to your Grandson. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  5. Thanks for entering the Quirky Crafts Challenge, great graduation card.

  6. Beautiful shape card Ginny. Congratulations with your Son's graduation. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. So great card and congratulations Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  8. Brilliant creation!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts and Aud Sentiments too,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. This is so so very cool!! My baby is graduating high school too (this coming Saturday)! Thanks for joining our ‘black & white + 1” challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Karen C

  10. You'rrrrrrrrrrre bacccccccckkkkkkk!!! And in fine form. This is one impressive card and I know your grandson loved it. Speaking of impressive . . . how can the boy walk with all those medals on him?! Bravo to him for a job well done and to you for a great card!

  11. What a fab card for a wonderful occasion and you used oodles of old stash too! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Cara DT x

  12. Wow!! What a fantastic card..Perfect for the occasion..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  13. Hi Ginny, just trying to catch up on some commenting. Going away twice with only a few weeks between and catching a cold has put me backwards with my DT duties! Love your graduation card and congrats to your grandson. Great achievement!
    Hugs, Sandy

  14. Oh, I forgot to say thanks for entering the challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!!! I had a copy and paste already to add but pressed publish without thinking!
    Oh well, I'll get it right soon.
    Seeya! Sandy


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