Sunday, May 26, 2024

Cap & Gown Galore!

Well ... my OLDEST child graduated high school this year!  Just this week!  It. Feels. CRAZY, to say the least.  Suffice it to say ... I have been putting Stampin' Up!'s Cap & Gown Stamp Set to use in a big way this year! 😁  So get ready for some graduation inspiration because I have a few different card ideas to show you over the next few days!  

First up is using the actual cap & gown stamp in this set.  I love these stamps a whole bunch! 

I picked two different Designer Series Papers to use as the background to this card, and then layered it up with the focal point.  Both of the cards are basically the same, with the same details, just a little bit switched up on colors & embellishments.  A little tip: I embossed both the sentiment and cap & gown with clear embossing powder after stamping, just to make it a little more fancy for such a special occasion.  I really love the "stepped up" feel it gives without much extra work. 

A few more pics of the cards on their own below with a fun little surprise at the end! 

Colors Pretty Peacock, Basic White, Basic Black, Bubble Bath
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, BLENDS: Bubble Bath
Cardstock/Papers: Pretty Peacock, Basic White, Bright & Beautiful 6" x 6" DSP, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Cap & Gown
Tools:  Cute Crochet Embossing Folder, Nested Essentials Dies, Round We Go Dies, Pocket Thought Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Iridescent Faceted Gems, Basics Embossing Powder

I didn't worry about using school colors or anything on any of the cards that I made.  I just made a fun card!  School colors aren't always the colors the graduates like, so just make something from your heart instead! 😊  The paper used for this card is from the Bright & Beautiful 6"x6" Designer Series Paper Pack.  Isn't it so much fun?!   And those Iridescent Faceted Gems that are brand new are STUNNING!  Just saying!  Totally a fave for sure! 💕

The tassels that I used for these cards are from a few years ago.  I low key was hoarding them for graduation cards.  Haha.  So I am glad I had them.  You could always make your own if you don't have any on hand! 

A little tip on the sentiment ... I LOVE doing this little technique.  I just simply colored the two Blends Marker shades onto Basic White cardstock, then stamped the greeting over it & cut it out.  I LOVE the ombre look it gives!  Such a fun little touch that is SOOOOOO easy! 

And just saying ... this Cute Crochet Embossing Folder is QUICKLY moving up the list as my fave embossing folder!!!  Is it not just FABULOUS?!?! 😍😍😍  You just get a peep of it on this card but I am obsessed & you will be seeing it a lot more from me.  Hee.  

Next up ... the more masculine version. 

Colors Gray Granite, Azure Afternoon, Basic White, Basic Black
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, BLENDS: Azure Afternoon
Cardstock/Papers: Gray Granite, Basic White, Lily Pond Lane 6" x 6" DSP, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Cap & Gown
Tools:  Exposed Brick Embossing Folder, Nested Essentials Dies, Round We Go Dies, Pocket Thoughts Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Black Matte Dots (retired), Basics Embossing Powder

Pretty much the same details as before - just in a different color scheme.  Again - loving the ombre sentiment detail.  And that scallop/pointy detail under the sentiment ... that came from the Round We Go Dies.  I just cut out the rosette flower piece, cut in half so you can use both side, and trimmed to fit the greeting.  The scallop side was used in the first card & the pointy one is used here! 

Now ... ready for the fun little surprise?!  Well ... I used the Pocket Thoughts Dies on the inside of the card for a fun little place for some cash!  Look how cute it is!!! 

All in all ... I hope you enjoyed these cards!  Thank you for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions or need any help with anything!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  And if you need new Stampin' Up! supplies & are in the US - would love to help you get those! 


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