Sunday, June 12, 2016

Places You'll Go! Graduation Card for Noah

Hey everyone!  I hope you are having a nice weekend.  The temperature has "dropped" to the upper 70s here today and it feels so nice out!  We just came home from our neighbor's house.  They were hosting a graduation party for their son and I wanted to share with you the card I made.  I'm also submitting this for the Summer Celebration theme for SU Only Challenges.

I also have two extra cards that I made with the Places You'll Go stamp set.  Today's color combo is a fun one - and perfect for the guys.  Dapper Demin, Delightful Dijon and Emerald Envy.

I had the idea of using the globe for the zero in "2016" and I love the way it turned out.

I used the new Copper Emboss Powder - so awesome!  Gives the globe that vintagy-rust look I think. 

I also wanted to make this card a money holder.  I hadn't made on in awhile.  Actually, I'm not sure if I've ever made one, but it's easy peasy.  The card stock was cut to 10"x6.5"... Scored at 4"& 8".  The 2" piece I rounded the corners with the PL Corner Punch.

For the inside I carried over the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge (also used the splatter on the numbers) and the same striped Emerald Envy piece from the 2016-2018 In Color DSP stack.

Since this was a rather unusual size of a card, I needed a special envelope.  I like the idea of a vellum envelope, so I used my Envelope Punch Board and made a custom one!

I wrapped the envelope with Emerald Envy baker's twine and used the new Laberler Alphabet for the tag.  I love the typeset font!  (The little airplane is cute too!)

I was very pleased with the graduation card.  I might be a little brave and do something very similar for our card class tomorrow.  

If I chicken out, one of these two cards will work as a graduation card too!

Have you seen this new embossing folder?  It's called Seaside.  I think it's a beautiful pattern and fun for all kinds of cards!

I hope you enjoyed these cards!  I have to do some more planning, but I believe this set will be my next Stamps in the Mail kit.  Stay tuned! 

Thanks so much for stopping by on your Sunday!  Hope you have a wonderful week! :)


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(below are the supplies used for these cards)


  1. Wow, this is perfect for a graduation card and I am sure that Noah will love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery again soon- hugs!!

  2. Beautiful cards, and I really love your masculine colour combination - they just work so amazingly perfect together!! So glad you joined the fun at SUO!

  3. Holly, I just love your Graduation Money Holder! Absolutely awesome masculine cards and great color. Thanks for playing along with SUO! ~Pam, DT

  4. Totally love how you used the globe for the "O". Great cards. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

  5. Wouldn't never have thought to use that globe with the numbers for a graduation clever! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Summer Celebrations challenge this time over on SUO Challenges!