Sunday, May 17, 2015

It's graduation season...

Do you know anyone who is graduating this year?  I know a couple and one of them has a graduation party today so I got busy yesterday making her card and putting her gift together.  Her gift is, of course, an Origami Owl locket.  Origami Owl makes it so easy to make a special gift for anyone!  Of course you can't just present that gift in any 'ole way so I made a box with my Stampin' Up! Box Board and found a WSU cut file to put on it too...
So, the paper used for this box is Cherry Crisp (which is one of my favorite colors!).  I used a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called Congrats Grad for the grad cap here (using it as a tag in case the card and gift get separated) and the stamping inside the card.  I just Googled WSU cut file and found this file so I cut it on my Cricut, added the tag and ribbon on top and Smiley from Millan.Net. I think it looks great!
Next is the card I made for the grad who is our pastor's daughter.  She graduated with her BSN in nursing from the WSU nursing school so, of course, I had to work that in there!  The nurse is made from the SVG Cutting Files shape named Nurse Olivia - Thermometer.  I then just used a card sketch and some paper to make the card.  This particular grad had a hard go of her education due to some health issues of her own so to say her family (and the congregation) is proud of her is an understatement!
Above is the inside with the SNSS image and congrats grad stamping. Below is a side view so you can see the layers.
So now for the honesty side...this box and card set took me most of Saturday morning...not because it was necessarily difficult (though the nurse cut file was difficult to figure out with the layers of hair not clearly defined...I persevered though!) but because I wanted it to be perfect and something she will not soon forget!  Thinking about it now it might have been nice to put a little bling or pearl in a couple of spots (random but not...you know what I mean) on the card...that would have kicked it up a notch or two BUT it is wonderful the way it is too so I'm going to just leave it be!

Smiley from Millan.Net

Now, have a wonderful Sunday and I'll see you soon! 

7 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Lori-this is so cute and such fun!

Cassandra said...

That little nurse is just adorable! And who would love an Oragami Owl locket?!? Great job. And thanks for joining us in the SVG Cutting Files Challenge. :)

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute!

Dawn Adams said...

I have a WSU grad too! Cool box!
Go Cougs!

GiGi said...

Adorable card and perfect for a nurse! Thanks for playing along at SVG Cutting Files!

Melissa said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing at SVG Cutting Files.

candio said...

Super cute card ~ adorable Nurse!! Thanks for playing along in the challenge at SVG Cutting Files!!