Friday, May 14, 2010

Petal Fold Graduation

My mother-in-law asked for a few graduation cards. For some reason whenever I make cards on request I get REALLY nervous. I’m usually given free reign to do whatever, but I worry it won’t be what they wanted. I ‘whipped up’ (by which I mean stayed up half the night futzing) a few options for her. This is one of the cards she chose. They left early yesterday morning for the drive from MN to TX. It will be a short weekend to attend my niece’s college graduation. My hubby and I were unable to attend, but I feel better knowing my card made the trip!

Color Inspiration
365 Cards Day 5 ~ Fancy Folds: Petal Card
365 Cards Day 59 ~ Moving Parts
The die cut cap spins around so you can open the 'petal'
KL SNS Challenge #29 ~ Easy as 123
1 Ribbon (hopefully 2 pieces of the same ribbon count), 2 Designer Papers (dots and grad), 3 Embellishments (brad, rub on, die cut)

My Creation

Image Detail
You can easily slip in a few bills and not worry about them falling out!

The verse is a simple rub on.
Ins & Outs ~ Petal Fold Graduation
Stamps: None
Paper: DCWV, The Paper Studio

Ink: None

Accessories: Rub on sentiment, brad, die cut, SU Ribbon

Techniques: Petal Fold  


  1. You are so cool to go back and try and catch ups with these sketches. Your card is amazing :)Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges. Come celebrate our one year anniversary. I have saved you a dance and would love to see your moves It is the roaring 20’s Theme today!! See you on the dance floor. DANCE PARTY HERE
    Next week we will be celebrating with a Barbeque Midnight Madness style.
    See you at the BBQ?
    MMSC Hostess

  2. Hi Cat - look at you catching up on sketches - way to go! This is fabulous and I would not be nervous making cards like yours - but I do know the feeling, I would be the same. I love the 'money space' on your card - it is very cool! Fabulous card for the challege. We look forward to you being part of our celebrations this week - I do hope you can find the time to come join us! Thanks for sharing Cat - it is great to see you! {{{hugs}}}

  3. What a fantastic graduation card and I really love the way it opens up to hide the money! Thanks for joining in my challenge this week at KLSNS!

  4. This is a great Graduation card. I like the way the center folds on it, and I can totally relate about getting nervous when it comes to creating for someone else. I am the same way. Some times the mojo just "flows" better when you are free to roam. lol

    Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin DT blog for Jodi's challenge this week. Hugs, Kelly

  5. WOW ... great folded design! I need a bunch of graduation cards for June, so I appreciate your wonderful inspiration! Thanks for joining us at KLSNS this week :)

  6. how adorable! I love the folds.
    Thanks for joining us at KLSNS.


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