Global Design Project #282

 I have no idea where this year has gone so fast...but at the speed we are going, graduation will be here before you know it! I decided I had better get a jump start on creating graduation cards.  The Howdy Neighbor set by Close To My Heart is perfect for graduation and includes a variety of sentiments for many occasions.  The set is available with or without Thin Cuts, and includes 25 stamps!  Here is a look at the complete set-

I was inspired by the sketch challenge at Global Design Project.  The layered sentiment seemed perfect for a graduation card.  Here is the original sketch design-

My card is super simple to create.  I used a graduation cap embossing folder on White Daisy cardstock.  I  layered the White Daisy cardstock over a strip of Evergreen cardstock.  A strip of twine was added along the edge for added texture.  My Congrats sentiment was stamped in Evergreen ink and applied with 3-D foam dots for added dimension. The So Proud of You sentiment sentiment was stamped in Saffron ink and applied directly to the card base.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z3918 Howdy Neighbor Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts Bundle
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
Z6512 Evergreen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad-Retired
Twine-American Crafts
Embossing Folder-Darice
Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp- A Bit O' Green
Simon Says Stamp-Use Something Green
Simply Create Too-Wet or Dry Embossing
Splashy Mix Challenges-Moodboard (Papercraft) Inspired by Colors

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Great embossing card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT/Owner

  2. Beautiful CAS card
    Thanks for joining us at Splashymix challenge!
    DT Maria Pilar

  3. Beautiful CAS card
    Thanks for joining us at Splashymix challenge!
    DT Maria Pilar

  4. Anusha Vamsee (DT-Splashymix)March 21, 2021 at 11:44 PM

    Cute CAS card. Thanks for joining us on Splashymix challenge.

  5. Adorable CAS card! Thank you for sharing at Splashy Mix Challenges!

  6. I love your green and yellow project for our March Moodboard Challenge at Splashymix Challenges. Nice clean card. Good luck!

  7. Really cute one.
    Thanks for joining us at Splashymix Challenge!
    DT member Craftique Love


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