Congrats! Way to GO!

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by today! Please welcome back special guest Kelly Rasmussen with this fabulous card that is perfect for graduation or simple encouragement. Read on for more details and enjoy!

Congrats! Way to GO!

Hello, crafters! Today I’m sharing a graduation card I made using a combination of Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp products.

I began by die cutting the word “congrats” and then built my card around that element. To create the black and gold letters, I adhered a strip of Simon Says Stamp black cardstock and a strip of DCVW metallic gold cardstock to a piece of printer paper. Then I lined up the Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet dies on the strips of paper and ran them through my die-cutting machine. I used washi tape to keep the letters in place and lined up straight while die-cutting. The printer paper served as the backing for the letters so they stay together once die cut.

I created a white card base from Neenah Solar White and then began laying out the design. I used the Simon Says Stamp Bracket dies to create a decorative edge along the bottom. And thought it would be fun to use the Hero Arts Fiesta Fringe Die, as it kind of reminds me of the tassel on a graduation cap. I die-cut the fringe from Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy cardstock and then adhered it on the backside of the front of the card. On the inside of the card, I adhered a black strip along the bottom of the card, which shows just below the fringe.

Next, I adhered the die cut letters to the card base and then decided to add more to the message with a handwritten stamped image from the Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Encouragement. I love the combination of the block die cut letters and script “font”!

At this point, the card just needed one more thing. I considered gold sequins but decided on die-cut stars. The Simon Says Stamp Mini Stars dies come in the perfect assortment of sizes for embellishing a card. And I think I’ll include some gold sequins on the inside of the card as a little surprise!
Congrats! Way to GO!

SUPPLIES:

Simon Says Clear Stamps HAND LETTERED…
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts LUGGAGE TAG…
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Hero Arts Fancy Dies FIESTA FRINGE DI498
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Simon Says Stamp MINI STARS Craft…
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Simon Says Stamp BRACKETS Craft DIES…
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DCWV 6 x 6 METALLICS Foil Cardstock…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Kelly for being our guest!

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  1. This is both very feminine and very bold at the same time, which is a really cool combo. The two-tone sentiment is just awesome, and the gold really gives it a celebration feel. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea with us!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful Kelly. The gold and black lettering looks amazing on this card. Well done!

  3. Awesome card and love the way you made the Congratulations and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  4. Way to go!
    Love the black/gold on the sentiment.
    The pink at the bottom is great.
    Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing
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  5. Great card Kelly, love your colour combo. Today in the Netherlands high school students hear if they have graduate! Custom is to hang the flag with schoolbag in top so everyone can see that there live someone who is graduate. Thanks for this gorgeous example!

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