Saturday, July 23, 2016

Congratulations (Graduation Cap card)

Hi everyone! A couple weeks ago I shared some great news about being invited back to guest design for Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog this month. I'm super excited to share my second inspiration project this month - this one is for the Midway Motivation Post for Challenge #67 - Clean and Simple! Come play with us!

I had the best time creating this graduation card. It was really easy and sure packs a big punch. I stamped a large sentiment across the bottom and added trios of glitter dots around the letters. I created the tassel from white metallic string and attached it with a tiny black brad.

I stayed with a simple black and white color combo with some stamped pink lace on the inside of the mortarboard, and added a magnet closure.

The inside sentiment is from the same Paper Smooches stamp set. :)

Here's a close-up of the stamped pink lace - the background stamp is from Great Impressions and I just love it! ;)

I adhered a blank white panel on the back for signing and a handwritten note.

I'd love to enter this graduation cap card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Marco's Black cardstock, Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, 
  • Stamps: Great Impressions Lace Background stamp, Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Accessories: Really Reasonable Ribbon Iridescent White Metallic String, tiny black brad, MISTI, Pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to create a clean and simple project for our challenge this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. A really fun design Lesley. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  2. This is clever. Love the cool design, and how the cap opens. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  3. lovely shaped card thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel DT

  4. Never seen this shape before. It's great!
    Lia, DT S4F

  5. Very original brilliant card design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
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  6. Nice to see you back with us Leslie, Fabulous card, I love the shape very clever idea to make a mortarboard. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  7. Such a nice card. Lovely shape and great sentiments.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  8. What a great shaped card for graduation hat. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

  9. great job!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. Awesome card love the design, thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  11. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our " anything goes with optional add flowers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  12. Awesome card lovely design
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Have a great week
    Rachelle DT

  13. Oh Lesley this is so cool!! Your sentiment takes center stage and I just love it. Your hat fold is genius. and I think you have a magnetic latch, again genius! Also I really like the pattern you created when you open up the card. This is amazing and I just love it!! Thank you so much for joining us at MMM.
    Cyber Hugs,
    Shawna DT

  14. Hey
    great card, colors and great
    Thank you for taking part in the challenge on Scrapping4funChallenges
    Agnieszka DT

  15. Fabulous graduation card! I made this card years ago; I love that you added the magnet closure to keep it close, clever and the cute dp inside.
    Always great seeing you at Scrapping4fun :o)

  16. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun :)

  17. This is such a great graduation card, I love the way it folds, such a great idea.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


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