Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012 Graduate


Have you ever received a High School Graduation invitation in the mail and think wait a minute did I read that right and you suddenly feel OLD!  Well, that is just how I felt for the recipient of the card I have to share with you today. The last time I saw him, I think he was 7 playing little league and now he is a high school graduate.  It seems like yesterday!

Since it is a young man, I kept my design clean and fairly simple. (For me that requires sitting on my hands very tightly). I have to laugh because I got a request from someone that they would like to see me do some CAS. If you are reading this, here is one for you! :-))) 
It's a tall card. It's been awhile since I have done one of those. I used the young man's school colors as my inspiration. I used Fancy Labels 3 Frame from Inspired By Stamping to create a frame for the graduation hat which was cut using my Cricut. 
I used an embossing plate from Stampin' UP! to add texture to the black cardstock.
I am going to keep this short and sweet! I will be back in a few hours with my Inspired By Stamping Sneak Peek Post! 

I am going to join in The Kraft Journal's Challenge this week: Graduation. 

Thanks for popping by!

Stamps: Inspired by Stamping:  Fancy Labels 3
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Making Memories, Stampin' UP!
Ink: Stampin' UP!
Other: Dies: Cricut, PTI, Spellbinders, Embossing Plate: Stampin' UP! 


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I totally KNOW what YOU mean!! OMYGOSH!!!! A kid I used to babysit is now a DAD! That is NOT supposed to happen!! LOL!! I love love love your card!! LOVING the cap and the big #'s!!!

Bernie said...

Tammy I had a laugh at you 'sitting on my hands' totally know what you mean. Last year I learned that a kid I last saw when he was about 10 was a RETIRED Air Force pilot! How did that happen, LOL! Your card is amazing. Love everything about it.

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Tammy what a fab Grad card! Love the hat! I felt old at the weekend when my son came up and brought three of his pals and they are starting to look middle aged even if they were off on a cycling coast to coast weekend! I felt ancient!! Hugs Susan xx

Di said...

Wow Tammy, a stunning card - especially if you made it with your toes (well, you were sitting on your hands weren't you). Absolutely perfect!

Yup, time does fly and kids grow up so fast :(

Di xx

Lalo said...

Ha yeah those graduations will get you and I'm sure your not that old missy! The embossing is just the right touch, great card!!!

Doreen said...

Love your card ...... fab papers and lovely layout!

onecraftymama said...

What gets me is thinking back to when I graduated...that 20 year reunion is right around the corner. When did that happen?
Love this card - perfect for a guy :)

Pauline said...

This is just fab, lovely clean lines that go so well with the colours and theme, a perfect card.

Sasha said...

Such a perfect graduation card, Tammy. I love your layout, papers, and graduation hat x

Karen B. said...

You do CAS so well! I need to make a few of these, I think I'll be CASEing your design.

Emily Keaton said...

How fun!! Love the long design of this card, and how bold all the elements are. A perfect grad card for a guy. :)

Debbie said...

Awesome masculine card! Love it!

Lisa said...

What a fun card!! I love the papers!! Perfect for a masculine graduation card!! I can't do CAS cards either...I need layers and ribbons and bling!! You did an awesome job :)

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Sherrie K. said...

GREAT grad card! The papers are fabulous!
Sherrie K

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Awesome graduation card! The young man will really appreciate the work you put into it! ;)

Beth Moore said...

Tammy this is yet another stunning creation by the color combination and those HUGE numbers, perfectly composed! Thanks so much for joining us at The Kraft Journal for this past challenge!