The Few, The Proud, The Graduates

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a graduation card made with a couple of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs along with some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I know for some parts of the USA, graduation is all but a fond memory, but here in the Northeast, school is still in session through the third week in June, so it’s weird for me to think graduation before now.  If it’s too late for your area, you can always switch up the sentiment and use the same card design for another occasion.

I know I’ve used this Royal Scandinavian Square Doily before many times and that’s because it’s such a versatile die – and the Tea Roses, I just can’t even tell you how often I use those dies!  I love to buy dies that I can use over and over and just by switching up the colors and sentiment and a few embellishments, nobody even notices.  The more I can use a die, the more I like it!  Good for your pocketbook too!

My design is pretty easy to see.  Lots of layers that I love built up on a 5-1/2″ square card base with some mulberry paper tucked in between to soften things up.  Some pretty tea roses, some ribbon and a bow and it’s done!

Cheery Lynn dies used:
DL280 Royal Scandinavian Doily

My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using White and Electric Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial showing how I make this beautiful bi-color bow, please click HERE.

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, 3/8″ White Diamond Satin Ribbon
Digital Sentiment: Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000

17 thoughts on “The Few, The Proud, The Graduates”

  1. Beautiful card, the die cuts, the softness of the mulberry paper. Thank you for joining us at Jo’s Scrap Shack.

    Annie – Jo’s Scrap Shack DT member

  2. Gorgeous card Bonnie! Love the blue/white color combo and love that white delicate layer…as always the bow and frayed paper are gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us in our Funday Friday challenge this week!

  3. Fabulous card, lovely design and gorgeous dies…the roses are beautiful, love the striking colour combo.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

  4. I love your cards. I subscribe to your ribbon club and love all your ribbon, and I have your Bow-it-All. But I have to ask you a question. Lots of times you state your sentiment as from Create with TLC. I love some of your sentiments but I can never find any you have used. When I go on the site for Create with TLC, none of those stamps look anything like what you have. Do you use old stamps? Could you please give links to your sentiments too? Thanks.

    1. Thanks so much Micki. I’m so glad you like me cards and your Bow-it-All. You may be looking in the wrong company store. There are a couples places with similar names. Create with TCL (you can google it in this way) sells digital stamps and sentiments. If you click on the store link from the blog it will take you to their website. I looked in the graduation section and this digital stamp set is still there. I assume you will find most if not all of the digis I use because digis are very rarely discontinued. If you can’t find it, shoot an email to Paulette and I’m sure she will pop it up there for you.

  5. Oh this is just beautiful. I love the clever combination of die cuts and those flowers are just beautiful.
    Glad you dropped it onto the front porch of 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  6. A beautiful card, with lots of pretty details and a striking colour combo. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck!

  7. Your card is beautiful and so elegant looking. Love the combination of colours and pretty design! . Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  8. Fabulous card. Love the blue n white and overall design. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo’s Fun Friday. AJ DT JSS

  9. Stunning gradulations card. Very nice colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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