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Monday, April 28, 2014

Embossing Elements: Graduation

Greetings, DeNami friends! It's Emily here today with the April edition of my monthly Embossed Elements feature here on the DeNami blog. Today I'm gearing up for graduation season with two different cards using fun embossing folders from the DeNami store.

My first project features the oh-so-festive Graduation Hat Embossing Folder.  I used it (along with Congratulations Circle and the diploma and mortarboard stamps from the cling Graduation Set) to make a congratulatory card for the new graduate.

I chose the colors of my daughter's high school (including some fabulous DeNami Leaf Green cardstock for the embossed panel and the paper-pieced mortarboard) for this creation and went with a design that really shows off that awesome embossed sea of graduation caps. Doesn't it look like a crowd of grads has just tossed their mortarboards into the air at the end of the commencement ceremony? That image always makes me smile :). Not only is this embossing folder super for graduation cards, but it would also be perfect for making graduation invitations or graduation thank you notes.

I don't find myself needing graduation cards all that often (although as my kids progress further through school, I imagine that will begin to change!), so I was reluctant at first to invest in purely graduation-themed products. Just in case you find yourself in a similar situation, I wanted to show you another option for a fun graduation card using non-graduation-specific products. This project features the Bunting Embossing Folder.

After embossing my white card base with the Bunting EF, I embossed several scraps of patterned paper (once again choosing a color scheme inspired by my daughter's high school) and then paper-pieced each of the pennants. I love how it turned out! I completed my clean and simple design with a loopy bow tied in baker's twine from the Spring Twine 3-pack and a stamped Small Congratulations sentiment.

I love the festive look that the embossed pennant banner gives this congratulations card. It's so easy to personalize the bunting with the recipient's school colors. But I can also think of all kinds of other occasions--not just graduations!--that this embossing folder would be perfect for: birthday, baby, weddings, anniversaries, Independence Day, New Year's, . . . the list could go on and on!!

Thanks for taking a peek at my embossed graduation projects today. I hope I was able to inspire you. 
Please hop on over to my blog, My Little Slice of Bliss, and leave a comment there for a chance to win your very own Graduation Hat Embossing Folder. I have one up for grabs! Commenting will be open until midnight on April 30, 2014.


Lisa said...

Very fun embossed cards Emily!! terrific idea on the second one!

nana_4x said...

What a delightful card and since I have a grandson graduating from HS in June, I thought this card is perfect.

Greta said...

Wow, Emily! These are both such great cards! I especially love the second one--super neat embossing folder & brilliant way to use!

dorina d said...

These cards are fabulous. Love that embossed background. great JOB.

Deb said...

Emily, these cards are awesome! Thanks for the great tips!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for a chance to win the folder! Love both these cards.


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