We had high school graduation this weekend.  Tyler graduated – here he is

That’s #2 for us and we have one more to go.  I can’t believe I have two boys that have graduated high school and will both be gone in August living at college.  My how time flies!  Weren’t they just little babies not too long ago?  Tyler will be going to Kennesaw State University in the fall and we go this week for orientation.  I’m excited for him to start this new part of his life.

I made graduation cards this week and this is what I finally decided on –

I found this idea on Stampin’ Connection (a demonstrator only web site) from another demonstrator named Katherine Pritchard.  I used the owl punch to create my owl – her owl was made from a variety of other punches and was bigger.  The hardest part of this card was creating the tassel to go on the cap at the top.  Not sure what my problem was but it took me forever to get something that resembled a tassel.  The cap is a 3/4″ square (I used the retired SU punch, but you could also cut by hand).  The diploma is the 1-1/4″ square punched from the First Edition Designer Series paper and then rolled and tied with the Whisper White Baker’s Twine (that’s what the tassel is too).  I made several of these in various colors – trying to match the school colors for each of the graduates.  We had a lot in our family this year – there was Tyler, then my niece will also graduate high school in June, my nephew graduated college, a cousin that is graduating from vet school, and my little nephew graduated from kindergarten.

Have a nice Memorial Day and I’ll be back tomorrow with the UDI color challenge.