Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Graduation Cards

Hi there. Hope you're all fit and well today. I've got quite a few new lovely blog friends following my blog which is wonderful. I'll say a proper hello to you all when the Candy giveaway finishes.

I just thought I'd get the Graduation cards posted today. The design for these cards is not mine. The designer of the original card is a lovely lady called Janet Nagel. I saw her card on Pinterest and thought that's what I want to make. This is her blog if you'd like to see her superior version of the card- Janet very kindly allowed me to show my version of her design but I must stress the copyright belongs to her.

So here are mine, it's a bit picture heavy!

This is Zoe's card (Kieran's girlfriend) with spotty paper.

Side view

Kieran's card had script as his paper, I thought it suited him as he'd done a history degree.

Finally Chris' card.

They're all in the colours of their Graduation hoods, nearly! Chris told me his was black and red with white fur trim. Well he was wrong as it also had dark green on it. I could also kick myself as I didn't take a photo of Lexi's card which had black and white flower paper on it.

I cheated with my cards as I bought the box cards from Craftwork Cards whereas Janet made them from scratch. It was a good job as it took me about 8hrs to make the first one. It took ages to cut the shapes out on my machine and my cutter was playing up and not cutting in straight lines. I'm not going to do a recipe for them but if anyone wants to know what I used, give me a shout.

Anyway I hope you like them, my son's and their girlfriends did which made me really happy. Thank you again to Janet!!


  1. They look fabulous Debra, I'm sure they'll be treasured!

    That ink colour I used - it's Stampin' Up soft sky :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  2. Stunningly beautiful creations Debra, love the way you have designed this and one of my fav cards in a box...xx ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  3. These are fab as they recreate the throwing of hats in the air, well done

  4. Hi Debra these are just so special bet it took you ages the detail is fantastic and what amazing keep sakes just perfect. So glad your back crafting take care Love and hugs Carole x

  5. These are absolutely amazing! So perfectly created, I love them! Really nice to see the different versions too.

  6. Hi Debra, I loved reading about your cat antics (and the pink tatty robe)!! They sound like sweeties.
    Your cards are amazing and I love your pop-up box. I've not had the courage to make one of these yet, but yours is flippin' fantastic.
    Love the springy loopy shapes too. They look like streamers coming out in celebration.

  7. These are very pretty graduation cards! I love them!!

  8. These look fabulous. I love the designs, wonderful detailing and great colours too.
    I am now your newest follower!
    Sue xx

  9. Especially love the scroll idea Debra
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  10. Hi Debra,
    Your cards are wonderful! I love how they turned out and seeing the colors you used. You did a great job on them. It's no wonder that your sons and their girlfriends were happy with them. It's not cheating using store bought box's just good shopping :) Thanks for mentioning me and putting a link to my blog in your post. You are a delight, who knew that Pinterest could help you find new friends!! I'm following you now so I can see what you are making! Stay in touch, hugs, Janet


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Debra x