Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It's Graduation Time!

It's that time of year again: GRADUATION time!!!  I'm sure many of you have had someone you know with a grad in the family, or maybe YOU have a grad in YOUR family!  At any rate, a great big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to all the grads this year! You've done it; school is out and now it's on with the rest of your lives!!  Enjoy, and the best of luck to you all!!

With that being said, here is a card I made for my Little Buddy, as I call him.  Kyle is my "little brother" by love, not blood, but he's such a good kid and has made his "big sister" VERY proud! Not only is he the ONLY one of 5 grandboys that graduated WITH HONORS, but he's off to college in the fall, first to ABAC and then to Georgia Tech to study mechanical engineering.  Again, I couldn't be more proud of him! :)  OK, OK, enough with the the actual card:

The card itself is very simple, but Kyle is a simple kind of guy. :)  The grad cap is from the Everyday Pop-Up Cards Cricut cartridge and it's cut at about 4". I cut the background layer in black, the top and body of the hat in maroon and the tassel in silver metallic.  (The school's colors are maroon and gray.)  I pop-dotted the top of the cap to give it some dimension and then attached it to a plain white card with an Action Wobble. Aren't Action Wobbles the coolest?!?!  They're complete entertainment to me, so....I just HAD to add one. :)  The word "Congrats" was cut at 1" from the Mickey Font cartridge.  I cut the Shadow feature out of the maroon cardstock and then the "regular" letters from the silver metallic cardstock.  And, that's all there is to it.  Again, very simple, but very fitting for the guy it was meant for.  I hope he enjoyed it, and I wish him all the very best in the future!