Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Graduation Cards

As you might have noticed I have not been posting a lot lately. The end of the school year is always very busy but when both of your boys graduate there is even more to do, organize, and decide than usual!

My younger son graduated from 8th Grade which is kind of a big deal in his school and I made him this card (I used paint chips for the numbers):

The eight I covered with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accent. Here is a close up so you can see the shimmer better:

And here is the card I made for my older son who graduated from High School. The school colors are the same (purple) since it's a small, private school.

One day while I was walking it came to me that I could make a card for all the High School Seniors since I have known most of them since First Grade, some of them since Pre-School. Once that thought popped into my mind I couldn't let it go even though I had enough other stuff going on. Since it's a small class it was possible (wouldn't have done this with a class of 500 or so, hehe). I made the purple background with Brushos and splattered with gold. (One sheet was lighter than the other.) The two cards in green and blue/green are for some friends who graduated from different schools.

Dies: Memory Box (large numbers), My Favorite Things (words), PTI (larger stars), SSS (small star)

Sending this to Inkspirational where the word prompt is "Power". I think it fits!

And if you have made it this far (thank you), you get to see a picture of my two tall guys (the High Schooler is on the left). I am very proud of them:

Also wanted to let you know that I will be going to Germany to visit my family so this blog will be even more quiet and I probably won't get to commenting. But I shall be back (and hope you will be, too)!

Be well and keep in touch!


Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you for your kind words!

Katrin79 said...

Guten Morgen Susanne,
Zahlen auf einer Karten, damit tue ich mich sehr schwer. Danke für deine wunderbaren Ideen. Vielleicht sollte ich mal wieder einen Versuch starten.
Genieß die Zeit in der alten Heimat.
Alles Liebe Katrin

Käthe said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch an die zwei chicen Jungs! Du kannst zu Recht stolz sein… Toll das du für alle Karten gemacht hast, ich finde das eine große Wertschätzung für die Teens. (du hättest auch bestimmt 500 geschafft *grins*)
Die Karte mit den Zahlen eignet sich vielleicht auch gut für einen Geburtstagsglückwunsch…
Ich wünsche dir ein paar schöne Tage in good old Germany, genieße sie!
Wir sehen/hören uns auf Instagram ;)…
Ganz lieben Gruß

Anita in France said...

Cool, crisp, graphic cards, Susanne ... all with a fabulous touch of celebratory pizazz ... brilliant! Amazing that you didn't just make two, but made enough for the whole graduating class ... chapeau! What a great photo of your two handsome young men ... you must be so proud of them both! Bon vacances, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Kara Lynne said...

These cards for your boys are wonderful, Susanne! I love how you used the paint chips to increase the color until the 8. You picked a fantastic design to reproduce for all the high schoolers. It's so special when you've watched a group of kids grow together. You have two very handsome sons, Susanne! Have a wonderful time in Germany!

Trina P. said...

Super graduation cards! Love the faux embossed die cut congratulations and the glittery glossy 8. Cool design too!
Wonderful pics of your boys... can see why you are one proud mama! Have a fantastic trip to Germany! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on your sons' graduation, Susanne! They are good-looking. I see you especially in your elder son's look. :-)
These cards are awesome, and you made a lot!
Love the shiny 8 and the sentiment border die!
The Brusho numbers are so vibrant and look fantastic on the white card base.
Enjoy your stay with your family in Germany! Hideko xx

Karren said...

Wonderful graduation cards, Susanne! And just perfect for young men - and what wonderful young men you have! Enjoy your trip to Germany!

Izzy Scrap said...

Superbes cartes, Susanne ! Et surtout pour 2 superbes évènements ! C'est le genre de carte que je ne fais pas car ici il n'y a pas de célébrations comme ça à ce niveau d'étude. J'ai regardé à quoi correspondait 8th Grade et Graduated of Senior High School, et j'ai réalisé que nous avons des enfants à peu près du même âge ! Mon fils aîné rentre en Terminal, ce qui correspond chez vous à la dernière année de Senior High School et ma fille est actuellement en 4ème ce qui correspond au 8th Grade. Très belle photo de tes 2 fils et tu as vraiment de quoi être fière, ils sont magnifiques et qu'est ce qu'il sont grands ! Je te souhaite de très bonnes vacances en Allemagne dans ta famille et sois sure que nous serons là à ton retour ! Bises said...

Tolle Karten und tolle Jungs! Da kannst Du zu Recht stolz sein :))) Wie lange bist Du in Deutschland? Vermutlich nur im südlicheren Teil, oder?
Ganz liebe Grüße

papierelle said...

Du kannst zu Recht stolz sein auf Deine Buben!!! U d auch auf Dich, so viele Karten, Du hattest eine großartige Idee, die Du super umgesetzt hast und ich bin sicher, alle Schulabgänger haben sich sehr gefreut!!!
LG Gundi

Daen'Ys said...

Ja, Du kannst wirklich sehr stolz auf Deine beiden Jungs sein und bestimmt haben sie sich ganz toll über die tollen Karten gefreut!- Wass für eine super Idee auch den Klassenkameraden mit einer Karte zu gratulieren!!
Mein Mann und ich sind zur Zeit in Polen unterwegs und wir haben auf dem Weg dahin einen kleinen Abstecher bei Gundi gemacht, auf der Rückreise geht es dann noch ein paar Tage zu meinen Eltern nach Bayern.
Ich wünsche Dir einen erholsamen Urlaub in der Heimat!
LG Rosi

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards to celebrate both of your boys moving on to new things! It's a bitter-sweet time for you, I'm sure. They are growing up and you are so proud, but at the same time, they are still your babies! Lovely picture of the two young men. Definitely can tell they are brothers!

So sweet that you make cards for all your older son's friends as they graduate from high school. It's such am important time in their lives. Great work Susanne! xx

Greta said...

I've been thinking about you & wondering how things were going with all the family fun! Your cards are just wonderful, Suzanne--love them! What a sweet picture of your handsome boys!

Karen D. said...

great pic...such handsome young men. Great cards, all so well done mf.
xx Karen

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