Sunday, June 2, 2013


Happy Sunday to all out there! Here is another Graduation card I made in my quest to find a design I like,  to send to a sweet girl who is graduating from college.

Here is how I did it! I started with a black card stock base card and added a sheet of background paper from the "Almanac" 6 X 6 pad by Prima.  I then added a strip of  black & white polka dot washi tape across the paper, about 1/2" from the bottom of the card.  I then stamped my Pure Inocence-"Freckles" girl stamp from My Favorite Things on a sheet of ivory card stock and colored her in with my Copic Markers.  Like the card before, I wanted her dressed in the traditional cap & gown, so I drew on the outline of the gown, and colored it in with my black copic marker, right over the clothes that were on the stamp. The mortarboard "hat's" were all stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink from my Lawn Fan set,"Hats Off to You". I cut each out leaving a small ivory border around each. Then I used foam tape to adhere the graduate and the flying hats to the front of the card.  The sentiment, "hats off to you" came from the same Lawn Fawn set as the mortarboard, and I just stuck it to the card right above the washi tape.

I am entering this card in the Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Challenge- "Congradulations Graduates"!

Can't you just imagine seeing all the "hat's" flying in the air at the end of the graduation ceremony? I remember years ago when I graduated, the Principal told us that if we "flung our hats into the air" at the end of the ceremony we would be severely punished!  What was he gonna do?  We HAD just graduated!
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, the first weekend of summer! (Yikes!)  Where does the time go?  See you soon!


  1. I love this one, too, Mindy!! The background looks gorgeous!! And the flying hats are a perfect touch!! That little grad looks so sweet!! This might be my favorite so far!! Happy Sunday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Perfecto! The card has all the items that make up a, words, flying hats, gowns and even a few numbers that end at 12 (even if she is graduating from college... I can't read the numbers facing the other direction but it might be 5). The yellow tassels add pop to the black hats and gown. I love the black ribbon with polka dots, which one could philosophically say is the road one travels after graduation ... no more black and white answers like in college.

  3. This is so super cute. I just love your little girl grad!!.
    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap pieces. Super backround paper
    LSP--DT member
    DIANA L.

  4. Adorable!! You did a great job!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap Pieces!

  5. Oh my goodness, your little grad is darling! Love the background paper...super fun card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Little Scrap Pieces!

    Sherrie K

  6. Great graduation card! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  7. Fabulous card! I love all the grad hats! It's wonderful to see the Prima paper used for a celebratory card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Thanks for joining the lsp challenge Mindy your card is just adorable. Great little image and your design set it off perfectly. Karen