Graduation - congratulations!

My mom needed some graduation cards for kiddo's graduating from the same high school in which I graduated from - you do know I graduated just a couple of years ago, right?  Yeah, right...good answer!  LOL

Lots of red and white with a few touches of black.  I have to say - I am awful at creating masculine cards!!  Ugh...WHY is it so hard? I think if it's not a required card with limited colors, I can do okay...but these were so hard!

The masculine cards have lots of embossing on them, but very difficult to see on white cardstock.  The "Congratulations Graduate!" stamp is one I have had for years!  Not sure who makes that one; all the other sentiments are from Verve Visual's Great Expectations stamp set.  

I LOVED doing the feminine card; love how it turned out!  The rosette ribbon was sprayed with glimmer mist in Red Velvet.  I added a black doily (PTI die) to ground the notebook die.  I used some MME and BG DP and lots of distressing and dimension on this card.

Thanks for popping in; hope you're having a great week!

...growing and graduating...

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Verve Visual Great Expectations

Papers:  GKD White, PTI Pure Poppy and True Black, DP by Basic Grey and MME
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Chamomile Tea Dye Ink
Accessories:  Nesties, PTI Notebook and doily die, dry embossing, PTI buttons, , MS Arch Lattice border punch, rosette ribbon, glimmer mist

Vertical dry embossing (outside and inside)

Polka dots and vertical embossing


  1. oh Michele .. well who says you cant do male cards ... that ones my favourite .. i love it !
    Lisa x

  2. Beautiful cards, love the layout of the top one x

  3. Great card, Michele - brilliant sentiments!

  4. I think they both look fabulous Michele. And you can't get a better color scheme than red, black and white.

  5. I love these Michele, the male one is fab!! Love the ribbon. Hope all ok with you. Pami x

  6. These are all great, Michele - nicely done! Those were my school colors, too:) - just a couple years ago. LOL!

  7. This is just wonderful and wobbly! creative excellence!
    Graduation Congratulations Letter


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