Yes, I do know that isn’t how it is spelled. But I love the blog Cake Wrecks and every year about this time the posts tend to highlight bad spelling. I’m a horrible speller, but I love laughing, so the blog is on my list of favorites! So anyway….

My nieces and nephews are getting older. This is the second to graduate (and there are 10 more to go, 12 if you count my own kiddos). I finally decided to invest in a graduation stamp set. Thankfully PTI just released one – how convenient 😉

The idea to turn the image sideways came from Maile (card). While she used a different image in the center, I kept the original but cut a second out so it would be oriented properly.

Making guy cards is hard! I knew I would use twine like Maile did so the woodgrain embossing just followed that. What came next I wasn’t sure. I really really wanted to use argyle but I didn’t think that would suit the recipient. So a simple pin-stripe is what my hubby suggested and I went with it.

I really wish New Leaf ink matched the paper! I tried to doctor mine with Spring Moss (a tip I found on the PTI forum), but it still isn’t right. It is definitely better, but I think I’ll add a bit more and see if I can get it right.

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: For the Graduate, Around & About Sentiments, Faux Ribbon (pin-stripe);
Ink: True Black (learning to love this), Pure Poppy, New Leaf;
Paper: White, Kraft, New Leaf;
Other: Mat Stack 1 die; Woodgrain Impressions Plate; twine, brads, dimensionals;

9 thoughts on “Congraduations

  1. I love cake wrecks, too!! And I love the label turned sideways, too! And I hate it when PTI colors don’t match each other, too! Get out of my head!

  2. Very nice masculine grad card! I need to make one, too – but not sure what school and thinking I may use school colors. orrrr…i could be procrastinating…LOL. I love the green & kraft together.

  3. Kudos for making a successful masculine card, Karen! Thank goodness PTI came out with the woodgrain stamp/plate, huh?

  4. Oh Karen, I love how you did this all turned around! And, yes it is irritating that new leaf stuff does not match! Great job on this!

  5. This is one of the best cards I’ve seen with this set. I like it a lot! I didn’t think I had any use for it and almost bought it just for the mat stamp, but then I realized my niece will be getting her master’s degree in August, so now I can justify ordering during the June release!

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