Congratulations Graduate

I have been MIA lately, because I was nursing a bad cold last week and didn't feel like doing much.  I took the advice of my sister, Connie and slept a lot.  It worked too, because by Saturday I definitely felt better.

I have been busy behind the scenes over the last couple of months working on both of my nieces scrapbooks for their graduation parties.  I plan on showing you the most embarrassing layout for my niece, Kelsey soon.  I decided to work on graduation cards on Sunday evening.  We were winding down for the week and Mother's Day, so I created five graduation cards for the parties we are invited to this month.  I made two for boys and three for girls.

The designer paper I used is in the new summer mini called Island Oasis.  I love the bright colors.  The stamp set I used is one that is retired from SU!, but it is one of my favorite grads sets called Great Grad.  If you don't have a graduation set yet, the new one in the summer mini, Go, Graduate (below)  is a cute one and would work great on this money holder too.  My sister ordered this set last week, so that means I get to use this one...hee hee!  Right, Connie?

I put a flower on the girls and left the boys blank in that area.  I didn't think the boys would like a flower on their card.  In the first picture I took, I had a $20 bill in one of the cards.  I wanted to show you how it held the money.  Guess what?  Photoshop Elements would not let me open the picture with money in it, so I would not be counterfeiting US currency.  WOW!  What a program to recognize currency!  Just tuck a check, gift card or check under the little striped half circle and slide it into the card base.  Oh, this are fun to make and receive.

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: great grad
Paper: tempting turquoise, rose red, whisper white, island oasis DSP
Ink: pumpkin pie, rose red, tempting turquoise, black
Accessories: white grosgrain ribbon (non-SU), silver brads (NON-SU), staple (NON-SU)
Punches: key tag (retired), three flowers (retired)
Techniques: basic stamping

If you want to see how to make one of these money holders, I made a video tutorial before my SU! days, and you can watch it here.

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Sparkle said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! These are darling! Had to laugh about the money...

wendyp said...

Kim, these are darling! And that owl is too stinkin cute, LOL!

Lynn Mercurio said...

So sorry that you haven't been feeling well. I hope you are back to your regular self soon. No fun to feel cruddy when there is fun to be had.

These are fantastic Grad gifts, Kim. Awesomely creative.

Jeanne said...

I'm glad you took the time to take care of you! You have been missed, but am happy to hear you are feeling much better!

Your project is terrific and thanks for the heads up on Photoshop not opening a project with currency. I never would have thought of that!

Hope you have a great week! Oh and thanks for the video yesterday! Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

Kimberley said...

Great projects, thanks so much for sharing them!I miss that Grad set so much, but I am glad they finally have some new ones! I had no idea Photoshop recognized money, huh, learn something new everyday!