Graduation Cards ~ Sentimental Saturday

Happy Graduation Cards!!
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Hello – Lori here with some Graduation cards to share!!! Welcome to Sentimental Saturday where we post card projects only!!
My middle son is graduating next month and he has a lot of friends. I am making a LOT of graduation cards!!! I typically don’t like to mass produce my work, but in this case I would drive myself crazy (and run out of time) if I didn’t!
I did use a file from Silhouette to cut out the jumping graduate and hats. I am new to Silhouette but I still prefer the Gypsy. I can file all of my project pieces in one place and refer back to them when I need measurements for blog posts.
I LOVE having the option to open several layers in a project too. This project has 12 Layers and three card designs.
I used CTMH Artiste for the scalloped circle. I sized them to 4.62 inches (3 inches using Real Size).
On one page, I hid the outer circle so I cut out the scalloped circle. I cut these out in white cardstock.
On the second page, I hid the inner scalloped circle and cut out the shadow circle.  I cut these out in black cardstock.
I used Birthday Bash for the numbers and sized them to 1.25 inches.
I custom the colors of the numbers to match the school. I have an entire page of 2013 to cut out in blue for my son’s school. The red and maroon are for some of his friends from other schools.
I used my 5″ Xyron to put adhesive on my numbers.
I saved a piece of the leftover cuts to use as a stencil. I placed my numbers inside the template and carefully peeled off my blue “leftover” paper. I do this to line up my letters (or in this case numbers) perfectly every time!
I added some matching twine and stickles to finish the card front.
I punched a 2″ circle and stamped the sentiment inside.
This card I did a little different on the outside.
I am off to finish the blue cards!!!
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