Thursday, June 26, 2014

Graduation Card

So from my previous post of the Graduation Jar, you have to make a card to go with it, so that the recipient knows who it is from.  Sounds like a good enough excuse to play in paper, right?  Anyways that is exactly what I did.  She needed a card because the jar could get broken in her haste and need for candy!  LOL  So a card is something that she can keep and store away more easily along with the rest of her graduation cards.  So this is what I came up with.  What I forgot to take a picture of is how the "Cap" part lifts up.  That is where I put the "Message", but you could just as easily put it on the back of the card, too.  Quick and simple.

I Used:
Blackletter Cricut Cartridge for the numbers
Black and white cardstock
Blue Iridescent Cardstock
Blue and Silver and Black Ribbon from my Stash
White tassel from Hobby Lobby
Blue Glitter brad from Stampin' Up!
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 I hope you have a wonderful day fill many blessings!
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Graduation Jar

I just got back from a trip celebrating my niece's graduation and open house.  It was fun yet very busy helping my sister get everything ready for the open house.  Most importantly it was great spending time with my family.  Before we left though, I had to make a gift and a card for my wonderful niece.  So I wanted to do something fun and yet creative for her.  So I again saw an idea on Pinterest of making a candy jar and hiding the gift/money in the middle of all of the candy.  So as if the candy was not enough of a distraction I had to take it a step farther and decorate the jar up with vinyl using my Cricut.  And also as if this wasn't enough, I used a large 1 gallon "pickle" jar.  Whew, that was a lot of candy and fun!  Vinyl is fun and fairly easy to work with once you figure it out.  Sometimes I get to the point of "what else can I put vinyl on"!  LOL  Anyways, here is what I did up the jar before putting in the gift and candy!  Very simple and yet fun looking!

I Used:
Blackletter Cricut Cartridge for the numbers
Cricut Craft Room Basics Cricut Cartridge for the Letters and welded them together
Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge for the Owl
Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge for the diploma and graduation cap
Red/Black/White/Orange Vinyl
Heat tool to smooth out and help the vinyl stick better
Googley Eyes for the owl
Side 1
Side 2
Side 3
Side 4
The Lid!
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I hope you have a fabulous day!
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