Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Simple Graduation Card

It's May...the sun was shining today...granted I was still dressed like it was winter...but the sun was shining none the less here in MN.  I see that over at Celebrate The Occasion the theme of the challenge for this week is graduation.  It seems like every year I'm always scrambling last minute for a card for my staff and other students who are graduating and such.  So I thought this year I would try to get a little bit ahead of the game and I created these simple and somewhat personalized graduation cards. 

I used a simple font on my Cricut and welded the letters of the college together and I used school colors.  All and all it was a pretty simple card to put together.  I lined the cards with white paper so it would be easy to write a note in the inside versus needed to use white ink on a black card.  I also cut out a small diploma and trimmed off the cuts I didn't like and tied some ribbon around each scroll.  I hope you enjoy it!

The Deets:
Cricut cut for letters and diploma--of course I don't know what carts I used! Oops!
Paper: SU!  Ugh...I need to work on my photography...it's supposed to be red...kinda looks orange
Ribbon: from M's

So simple!  Might as well make a bunch :)

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Very nice, great color choices, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

JJ and EJ said...

I haven't commented lately but I've been here!! So... how do you weld the letters together? : ) I obviously need the "Using my Cricut for Dummies" book.

BugBites said...

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GiGi said...

Great cards! I love that you used the school colors and initials! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Cindy P. said...

REALLY like your take on a graduation card. Very Classic and classy!
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Amber said...

I love how you did the diplomas!! Glad to hear you are getting a head start on your graduation cards! I always wait till the last minute too and then it is a mad scramble to get them done! They turn out nicer when you give yourself the time! I love these! Thanks for sharing them with us at Celebrate the Occasion!

Adrian said...

So cute! Great Job, thanks for joining us @ CTO!

Shelly said...

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Shelly

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really fun, I love your little diplomas with the matching ribbon! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

In Love with a Bug said...

Love how simple and clean these cards are! BTW, I have some blog awards for you over at my blog here: http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-awards.html
Thanks for your inspiration and for visiting my blog from time to time.

Amy said...

Sarah, these are very cute -- What a great idea to have them on time (beats rush, rush, rushing at the last minute!!)...

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Maquel said...

Simple and sweet! Great job! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us this week!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Very nice cards! I love how you personalized them and the little diploma is great too! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

- Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Great card!! I was excited to see St Cloud State , I live here also. How cool is that?! :) Thanks for playing along at CTO

DIANA L. said...

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Kate said...

Great job! The big font is perfect with these!

Lisa said...

Simple is great...love the cards! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO! :o)

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

girlia said...

Love the cards! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO

CraftyJAR said...

Simply but very sweet and cute! Thanks for playing along at CTO!
Judy

Rae Finke said...

Very cute!

babar said...

nice idea to show the degree with the help of card.
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