I am certainly getting some mileage out of my graduation card much that I have even ordered new ones to add to the collection! I prefer to make all my cards unique, so sketch challenges have certainly been my friend!  I created this card based on the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches-

Since all of my cards are being mailed this year, I am trying to keep them on the simpler side....mostly for ease of mailing.  I sometimes worry about my multi layer creations making it through the mail stream!  My card is super simple.  I started with a panel of White Daisy cardstock and dry embossed with the Graduate Cap embossing folder.  My frame and center strip were both cut from the Stitched Frames Thin Cuts.  To make the center banner, I simply lined up a panel die cut and cut again to make the needed size.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1564 Congradulations Stamp Set-Retired
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5982 Canary Cardstock
X5957 Sapphire Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (temp backorder)
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Circle Dies-MFT
Graduation Cap Embossing Folder-Darice

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes
CAS on Friday-Use a Die
Polkadoodles-Anything Goes
QKR Stampede-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I love this!!! That embossed background is fabulous. Such a striking grad card. (Loving all the other ones I'm seeing here at the bottom too!) Thanks so much for playing with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

  2. I love this graduation card. The embossed background and sentiment are perfect. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  3. Lovely graduation card! Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday.

  4. Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Friday Challenges! Craft hugs Linda

  5. What a beautiful card! I like the yellow detail in the design. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.

  6. Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles crafs of a challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.


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