Congrats, Graduate!

Good morning, Crafters! This is Gloria Stengel with you again. 

June is graduation time for many schools here in the USA. Graduation cards are not something I need to have on hand very often, so when I need one I am always caught making them at the last second! I also find it hard to keep masculine cards in my stash. To help build the stash I have made two graduation cards for the guys! 
Both cards are 5" x 5" and decorated inside and out. There is plenty of room inside to add a gift card or cash envelope. (What graduate doesn't appreciate an influx of cash?!)

I have combined the Pastime, Dapper, Heroic, and Accolade Collections for my cards. It is wonderful to see how all these collections can work so well together!  
For this card, I used the red, white, and blue colors from the Heroic Collection with the sepia tones of the Accolade Collection to create this perfect graduation card! Because Accolade is an all neutral color palette, you can add any colors you want! 
I added some of the paper scraps and a few stickers to the inside of the card. You can use stamps to personalize your message, or just hand-write something for your graduate. 
Finding manly embellishments is sometimes a challenge. I used a metal and epoxy light bulb, a metal pen nib, and a navy button. I also added some ivory twine. 

You can change the stamped sentiment and the image to make this card into a Father's Day or birthday card. 
For the second card, I combined the Pastime and Dapper Collections. I found the retro vibe of both collections went together very well. By changing the stamped sentiment on this card you can convert it from a graduation card to a Father's Day card or a birthday card. 
I added some paper and one of the Pastime cut-aparts to the inside, along with a stamped message.  
For the masculine embellishments, I used an epoxy compass and a few enamel dots. 

Thanks for joining me today! 

Authentique Supplies Used:
Pastime Collection: 6x6 Bundle Paper Pad
Dapper Collection: 6x6 Bundle Paper Pad
Heroic Collection: 6x6 Bundle Paper Pad
Accolade Collection: 12x12 Ten and Twelve Paper, Details Stickers

Additional Supplies: black, navy, ivory cardstock, epoxy compass, enamel dots, tab dies, various stamps, black ink, light bulb, pen nib, button, twine, various adhesives


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