Congrats Grad

I have a nephew graduating this year. Here’s the card I made:

by Karen @ carefree creations - File Folder Graduation

I’m not sure I can even begin to describe how I got here. This card looks NOTHING like the picture in my head!

The card base is a cream color and I stamped a grid on the front. The grid was stamped with Hero Arts shadow ink – Baby Blue. The cube I have is ancient so I don’t know how true to color it is any more, but it was just what I wanted for this.

I used a die to create a file folder edge. Originally my layout was vertical, but the die-cut letters did not look good stacked on top of each other because the M is so much wider than the S and it looked like an inverted pyramid…not what I was going for.

The apple is the school symbol.

I wish I had a “stamp of approval” type image to use, but I don’t, so I created my own. I used the postal cancellation waves and a circle sentiment (stamped with SU Sahara Sand).

The stripe paper is on the inside of the card – just enough to peek out. There is also a thin strip of red card stock to separate the pattern paper from the writing area.

So does anyone else have this problem? I have a really hard time mixing products from different manufacturers. It isn’t that I can’t, it is more like I feel disloyal. I mean, I know if I’m making a card for a challenge by that manufacturer, I should stay with their stamps if I can….but when it is a card just because, then I really shouldn’t care if I mix and match – but dang it is hard for me! But then I know I’m a little weird!

Thanks for taking a peek!

MHS – Congratulations
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds (Waltzing Mouse); For the Graduate, School Time Additions, Around About Sentiments, Postmarks, Simple Alphabet;
Ink/Card Stock: Vintage Cream, New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold; Sahara Sand (SU); Baby Blue (Hero Arts Shadow); Black (Versafine);
Other: Pure Poppy Patterns paper, Christmas Prints pattern paper, Block Alphabet die, Teacher’s Apple die, Edgers #5 die;

1 thought on “Congrats Grad

  1. Love the file folder for the grad! It’s cheerful yet scholarly all at the same time.

    I kind of have your problem. I do mix and match on a card. But when it comes time to label cards by company on my blog, I just can’t put a company’s label on it if the card isn’t ALL from that company. I feel like it’s promoting the company but at the same time saying “but they didn’t really have everything I need”. We all have our quirks!

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