Our oldest Grandson, Reese with his Graduation Honors around his neck:
Honor Cord, National Society of H.S. Scholars and Skills USA, White Bib is National Honor Society. In addition he is wearing 3 Medals: Two Regional Medals and one State Medal in Welding. He has been accepted at the Univ. of Georgia and is in pursuit of an Engineering degree.
I found the card idea at Jill's Ink and she has a video tutorial of directions if you would like to make one!
The card opens up to reveal the stamped "Congratulations" sentiment and on the back of the cap a small envelope to hold money or a check. I wrote in the card before I remembered to photograph it.
|Close-up of the check/money pouch|
The year numbers were made with Sizzix dies and I made the tassel by hand. There are several You Tube videos available on how to do that. The little diploma is merely a scrap of paper rolled and tied with the same embroidery thread used on the tassel.
**One of the challenges below requires I use "Old Stash". I haven't embroideried since the 1970's - I think that counts as old stash! The Sizzix Dies were the very first I ever bought and the papers I have had for 15 or 20 years! And as one other 'old' thing - I used "Graduation Day" by the Beach Boys  for another challenge. Don't hate me Reese... be so glad I am using up some of this stuff before you guys inherit it!
|Reese & his siblings|
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Create wildly and color with abandon!