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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Graduation Time... Brenndan

Our God-daughter's son is graduating this year.  He is a very mature young man who is very comfortable around adults - he was able to hold his own in adult conversations way before his teen years.  I took a note from his graduation announcement and picture - and created a Congratulation card that I felt would be a nod to his maturity and masculinity.

I wanted a rather formal look with browns, tans and blacks, but just a touch of whimsy that would still be fun!  The two 12 x 12 sheets of DP that I found seemed perfect for the base card and the mats for each surface.  The card and matching envelope template is 'WildCards' by Words Worth Stamps - which appears not to be in business any longer.  All I had to do was to lay it over my chosen DP and trace it.  Makes a really 'wonky', fun card!

I used his announcement and cut out the "CLASS OF 2018" label and his picture for this project.  The little pocket on the flap to the right was created to hold our check for his college fund.  It is stamped with "so proud" from the Claudine Helmuth Studio 'Words & Frames 1' stamp set.  The 'stitched ovals' dies by Lil Inker were used for his photo, the mat behind his photo and for the mat in the center for the sentiment.  The sentiment by Penny Black was embossed in white.

You can see in this last picture of the inside how truly wonky this shape is.  The envelope mimics the card shape exactly but a little bigger to fit the card.  I stamped Congratulations on a leftover section of the paper and tore the edges before gluing it down on the flap.

Because of the uneven shape, extra postage is required - no surprise there!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  

Crafting From the Heart -#209 ATG Always
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #357 – My Fave Things [Wonky folds]
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Tuesday Throwdown #395 – What a Guy
Penny's Challenge #383 – ATG
Sweet Stampin' – Special Man Day card
Aud Sentiments - #205 – ATG + Sentiment
As You Like It – Fave Card Shape & WHY [new shape for me - wonky!]
Crafting with Friends #69 – ATG
Crafty Girls Creations – #48 - ATG Always
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP
Oddball Art – ATG
Get Creative Challenges – #70 – Monochromatic


  1. Wonderful make! Thanks for joining us for Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Angie DT

  2. Hi what a wonderful personalised card for of so many lovely details . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers
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  3. Oops wrong hat on above Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  4. Beautiful and very creative project! I am sure he was pleased! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. Your graduation card is very pretty and i love the cool fold! Thanks for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  6. Great card. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  7. Wow!!! Now I am sooooooooo impressed with this design. This should be a keepsake card for sure!!! It's perfect for a young man and I like that you opted for something different, something 'wonky'. Bravo!

  8. Beautiful card. Like it...

    Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Hugs, Tina – DT
    Oddball Challenge

  9. Great designed card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  10. Beautiful card and shape! Love it. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  11. What a wonderful graduation card. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Oddball Stamps Challenge. AJ DT ODBS

  12. What a special grad card - I just love it!

  13. A wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us over at the Oddball Art Stamps Challenge.

  14. A Fabulous card! Thank you for joining the Oddball Challenge for June! Good Luck! Hugs Julie DT xox


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