SU Graduation

An Oldie but Goodie from 2001- SU Congratulations

It’s graduation season, and our family is headed to their first “out of the family” graduation celebration. But it is like family- our neighbor’s son is graduating high school and heading to college.

I pulled out an Oldie but Goodie (SU Congratulations 2001) to make a money holder for David. I have always loved this old set but the CONGRATULATIONS was large and hard to use on a card but wonderful for a long money holder! I have yet to let go of any stamp set I have purchased for the last 12 years, and this is one I will continue to use:)

SU Congratulations 2001 Outside

SU Congratulations 2001 Pulled out
SU Congratulations 2001 Both

Congratulations to all of you on your loved ones’ graduations this year. Enjoy the celebrations and the yummy food…can’t wait to see what the Lewis Family has in store for us today!

Here are some measurements since a few have asked how I made this after I returned from the grad party which was awesome!

To make the outside red base holder:

Start with a 7″ x 7 1/4″ piece of CS. Score at 2″ and 5 1/4″ on the 7 1/4″ side. Place adhesive along the bottom 1/8″ of the CS and fold in the sides adhering them to form a pocket. I actually used the chubby oval from the Word Bubble Framelits to make the half oval on the top of the red base when I ran it through the Big Shot. Then I stamped the sentiment on white CS lager then the red base so I had room to play with it and lined it up with the cut out I made on the red card base. I laid the same oval framelit over the white CS and used a stick note to hold it in place where it matched up with my other cut out. I lifted it off carefully and ran the white CS through the Big Shot. You can trim off on the bottom if needed. Better to have excess if needed! I added some strips of leftover black CS to the sides of the white CS and trimmed along the inside of the curved half oval cut-out.

To make the inside black sliding money holder inside:

Cut a 7″ by 3″ piece of black CS. Cut a 3″ by 4″ piece and cut an angle on the top for the pocket to hold the cash or check. Adhere to the slider base about 1/8″ on the left side and the bottom. This forms a pocket that allows you to slide the gift into from the right side which was good since I had a few bills to put in it that did not get all bunched up- much easier when the right side is open. Adhere some sort of tab with an embellishment to pull it out.

SU Blue Ribbon

It’s a Graduation Celebration at The Friday MashUp #108 this week, and it was at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa, last Saturday for my son, Aaron. He finished his undergraduate degree with Honors and is headed off to law school in the fall. Here’s a photo of the very proud parents with him. As you can see, I could not resist color coordinating Jim and I since he had that Primrose-y Petal/Melon Mambo shirt from a wedding last summer….

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I am planning some fun GRADUATION cards/projects for Stamp Night next month so I played around with the SU Blue Ribbon stamp set. I have seen this design on numerous sites and just went with my own version with SU Parker’s Patterns DSP- about to retire!

SU Blue Ribbon Grad

Here is the inside with the top lifted:

SU Blue Ribbon with top open

Here is the card open for writing a note to the graduate:

SU Blue Ribbon Inside

Here it is with a Gift Card Holder inside:

SU Blue Ribbon Grad with Gift Card Holder

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Blue Ribbon, SU Alphabet Uppers Numbers (retired)
INK: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Daffodil Delight, SU Very Vanilla, SU Parker’s Patterns DSP, SU Marina Mist
TOOLS:SU 1 1/2 in. Circle Punch, SU 1 3/4 in. Circle Punch, SU 1-3/4″ in. Scallop Punch, SU 2 3/8 in. Scallop Punch, Nestabiities circle dies larger than 2-3/8″, Embossing folder?
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