So Proud of You Commissioned Grad

Hello friends!  Just popping in to share a commissioned graduation card that I made for someone a few weeks ago.  I love making grad cards and was happy to help accommodate a personalized one for a special person in someone’s life.

She didn’t even realize that she told me her grandson’s name, and all she mentioned was the school colors to go by.  So I decided to have fun with personalizing an infinity shaker this time:


For the background of this card: I’ve started with the Taylored Expressions Bokeh Stars Layering Stencils blended over a white 4″ x 5.25″ cardstock piece with coordinating colors assigned to me using a burgundy/silver school color scheme.  I’ve decided for the inside shaker bits, to die cut a few sized stars with the burgundy (TE Mulled Wine) and some Brushed Silver from my stash. I also had some TE Sparkly Stars Bits & Pieces to add to them.  I turned the stenciled panel into an “infinity shaker” by using a TE A2 Infinity Shaker Panel and attaching it to a A2 sized “Mulled Wine” side folding card base.

For the front of the clear shaker panel: I die cut a frame from the Brushed Silver cardstock with the TE A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate that was also attached to a Mulled Wine die cut banner that I’ve silver heat embossed the “so proud of you” sentiment from the TE Mini Strips-Grad stamp set.  I personalized the silver frame by die cutting the letters from the TE Cap It Off Alpha die set with the same Brushed Silver cardstock.  I attached these letters before setting the frame in place and then just cutting the frame off where the letters meet up with it.  Lastly, I thought of the Lawn Fawn Hats Off to You stamp set, stamped, colored it in to match up with the colors and added a bit of sparkle to the tassel with a silver gel pen and cut it out with the coordinating die. I popped it up with foam squares so that it is tilted over the “C” in the name.

The envelope was decorated with the year by die cutting the outline with the Mulled Wine cardstock from the TE Cap It Off Numbers die.  I also used one of the Mulled Wine stars I previously cut for the shaker to place in the middle of the “0” as well.

Here’s the “action” of the infinity shaker…

I think I enjoyed seeing those stars move around from edge to edge on this one! LOL  You can never have too many confetti stars shaking around to celebrate the grad, right?!⭐


And of course I made a greeting for the inside of the card stamped in the same Mulled Wine color along with a few stars stamped in there.  I used another piece of the die cut frame in Brushed Silver cardstock to go around the stamped panel and attached to the inside of the card.

You can see on the front of the silver envelope in the corner, that I’ve added a couple more of those die cut stars to decorate it as well.

She seemed pretty pleased with the card and of course very proud of her grandson.👨‍🎓

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project too and thank you so much for stopping in!  See you soon!


  1. {Cupcake Inspirations} – Graduation
  2. Crafty Catz – Anything Goes with optional “Celebrate”
  3. Country View – Seeing Stars
  4. Crafty Calendar – Anything Goes
  5. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
  6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes

24 thoughts on “So Proud of You Commissioned Grad

  1. This is such an incredible graduation card and I love he way you personalized it with his name in the frame! From the shaker elements to the fabulous matching envelope, this is a one-of-a-kind card for a very special occasion! It’s perfection inside and out and I absolutely love this! Well done my friend 🙂


  2. Gorgeous personalized grad card Vicki. Love the shaker element and the way you did the name and the frame is stunning!
    xxx Margreet


  3. Definitely a keepsake card Vicki, total perfection,love the shaker element,including the recipients name and decorated envelope a wonderful finishing touch


  4. Such a great card with the colours you used and the shaker element – my contents always stick to the adhesive, I am sure everyone was impressed by this one


  5. I love the colours and design Vicki, a gorgeous personalised card and a shaker to boot, I love shakers, and a flat one for easy postage, it has got it all..

    luv CHRISSYxx


  6. A wonderful commissioned grad card, Vicki. I love the bg, the personalization and the tiny stars. I know this card was loved as it was different and personal. Fun times. Hugz


  7. I love it, everything about it…how throughtful to put his name and creative the way you made it part of the frame…Although he is a guy, perhaps with his grandma’s help, this will be a keepsake! Thank you for the video, showing it in action!


  8. This card is so fun!! I love the shaker bits and the personalization. Beautiful design. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this time around!!

    DT CIC


  9. Wow, what a fabulous graduation card! I love the shaker design with all those beautiful stars and the way you personalised it is perfect 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges! Happy weekend! Hugs Jo x


  10. How wonderful to personise it with her grandsons name. Such a creative shaker card, love the colour combination of the college and loving this thoughtful card Vicki x. Thanks for the link to see it shaking….x.


  11. Of course I like your card design. This card is wonderful, not only pretty. I love the stars moving inside. The perfect card to celebrate graduation.


  12. Oh my! This is amazing! I’m sure the lady and Caleb both loved it! I was sure that the background was a sheet of designer paper! It should be…it’s that good! Great job, as always! Hugs and blessings…


  13. I know “grandma” was super happy with the card – what a great graduation card it is, especially with the personalization. Great job.


  14. Great Card ! Thank you so much for your contribution to our June ‘ Seeing Stars’ Challenge over at Country VIew Challenges. Corrie x


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