Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Congratulations Austin - Class of 2013!

Just a quick post to show you a card that I made recently.  My nephew, Austin, graduated from high school yesterday!  It was a lovely ceremony and we all enjoyed some really nice family time afterward at my sister's house.  I made Austin's graduation card with the Stampin' Up Pop 'N Cuts Card Base and the Stampin' Up Dress Form Pop 'N Cuts insert designed by Karen Burniston.  Karen has also designed a free tuxedo template that works with the dress form insert.  You can download it from her blog here.   She also has some other Pop 'N Cuts templates available if you click here.

I attempted to turn the tuxedo into a graduation gown but that didn't work so well!  So I used the tuxedo template as-is and I love the way the card turned out!  I couldn't post it until I gave it to him so here it is now.

I used various papers from my stash and a couple of stamps from Purple Onion designs.  I used the chalkboard technique on the front of the card and on the sentiment inside.  I created the cap and the diploma from paper scraps.  The cap was adorned with an Idea-ology tassel.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Donna, your card is absolutely stunning, I bet he will treasure this. Loving Karen Burniston's designs too at the moment. Hugs, Anne x

  2. This will definitely be going into his scrapbook. It's so great to have such a talented sister!

  3. Well how awesome is this?! I love how you styled this as a graduation card and the chalkboard effect is fantastic!