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!