Monday, April 12, 2010

My Grandson Andrew is Graduating... Congrats Andrew!!!

Greetings Everyone … This is ♥Carol♥ and I am so pleased that you are visiting me here today at my Little Creation Corner … I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful week.

As many of you already know.  I have a daughter and a son, between the two of them, they have blessed me with 5 wonderful grandsons!  And I love all those rascals to pieces ... all FIVE of them!

This year, my oldest Grandson, Andrew, is graduating from High School ... Hurray for the Class of 2010!  Andrew has asked that I make his graduation announcements for him.  I've been pondering how to do this for a couple of months now ... but I can not wait much longer ... this announcements need to be mailed ASAP!

Here is my first draft ... I'd love to get some input ... all comments are welcome.  But please send your comments as quickly as possible ... I am on a deadline, so time is of the essence.

This is a very rough draft.  On the face of the announcement, I plan to make the cap a little larger and do a better tassel, and diploma a little smaller, maybe ink it a bit so it shows up more too.  (his school colors are black and orange) 

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On the inside of the card is his graduation picture with an overlay in vellum with the actual announcement information.  On the top of the vellum is a black strip ... in part for color contrast and to give it a finished look, and in part to hide the adhesive underneath.  At the bottom of the announcement verbage is Andrew's calling card with a picture of his school's mascot (a tiger) as a watermark behind it.


BTW ... the vellum lifts up to reveal the graduation picture.
(again, click on image to see full size)


I hope you enjoyed your visit here today and liked my Graduation Announcement card ... Don't forget, this is just a rough draft of the card ... so please leave a comment to share your thoughts with me, I'd really love to know your thoughts on this!  As always … thank you for stopping by to visit me here at my Little Creation Corner.


Have a great day, and HAPPY CRAFTING!

Hugz,
♥Carol♥

26 comments:

tsrel said...

I know you are the beaming grandma. It is such a great accomplishment. Congrats to the young man and your family. Some kids don't realize the importance of an education. The invites are beautiful.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Congrats Carol to you and your grandson. I think it needs something else on the front, maybe a symbol of something he did in high school or the mascot? On the left bottom is where I am talking but I like how they are now too!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Carol I like it the way it is as announcemnts are extremely simple and elegant and this card is all of that and more!!! WOW!
I can't beleive you are old enough to be having them graduate high school already! Thanks for sharing your beautiful announcement and yet another glimpse of a beautiful lady!

shari said...

Carol, This is absolutely stunning. I wouldn't change a thing. Shari (cricutrookie)

Melissa said...

WOW! Those look fabulous! How lucky is Andrew to have such a talented Grandma!!!!! I wish I would have had a Grandma who could have done something like that for me! They are perfect just the way they are Carol!

Gramma said...

Congratulations!!!!! Love the announcement and I'm thrilled for your grandson. My grandson isn't quite two yet, maybe preschool graduation announcements for me in a couple of years...

CuddlyBunny said...

Um, WOW! That card is AWESOME!

I love the details you chose, and how simple and clean it looks. Also, the sentiment "... new tomorrow" is GREAT!

LorraineB said...

Carol your card is adorable and love how it has the two panels in the front. The inside of the card is so unique and so personal and precious.
Lorraine :0)

just2ducky said...

This is beautiful and so well done. Can't believe I am not a follower already. Had to rectify that! Love this!

Nita's World Handmade said...

Wonderful, just wonderful!

jordanbev5 said...

I love the card, Carol!

Audrey Frelx said...

This card is fabulous! He will love it and congratulations!!!

carriedan1 said...

Oh my gosh, ♥Carol♥, that card/ announcement is fantastic! I wish I had seen something like this when myboys graduated!

Enfys said...

What a wonderful Keepsake! Big congratulations to Andrew.
big hugs
En xx

America said...

THis is FANTASTIC!!!! WOW!

flowerdisco said...

very elegant...love the cap and the diploma too tfs!

Jacki920 said...

Congrats on your grandsons graduation I know you must be so proud!!! You did such an elegant job on his announcements, they are just gorgeous Carol!!!!!

Judy said...

This card is beautiful! I have a blog award for you on my blog.

BeeBeebabs said...

Stunning tfs

Pink Cricut Mom said...

Hi Carol! I love this grad card! You are so talented!! TFS!! :O)

ChatterScene.com said...

fabulous

MsJay said...

Very nice.

Anonymous said...

i think it is great , you say your re doing the tassal. i would use a diffent ribbon on the roolled paper also.- you are a great grandma

Lissa said...

this is the first time I have been here and it is hard to really truely impress me with cricut stuff being so cartoonish, you really know how to turn it around and make things look very adult like. Love your stuff!

Anonymous said...

I know graduation is long gone, but I just had to say that the invite looked spectacular! I don't know what you went ahead and changed, but it looks like perfection from my viewpoint! How fun and special for your grandson to have his invites handmade. Truly special! Rogena

Brenda said...

I know that this is an older post...but I just have to say that these announcements are just GORGEOUS!!! I can see why your grandson asked you to make them!! I love the style of the card, the pic of Andrew inside the vellum overlay...everything! A lot of love and thought went into these announcements. Superb job!! :)