Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Congratulations Graduate!

Hello Crafters and welcome to my little blog.
I'm back to share my make for Dies R Us  today.
Here's  a golden "Congratulations" card for a graduate. 

First, create yourself a card base in the shape of your Star Card Panel die. 
Then- Die-Cut 2 extra panels (these will be used to cover the front and back of your card).
Save some of the smaller die-cut stars from these panel cuts. You will use these as embellishing accents later.

Die-Cut your Congrats word 4 times (2 in plain heavy Cardstock and 2 in Mirror Gold Cardstock).
Also cut 4 stars as shown, then adhere all cuts together and layered as shown on finsihed card.

 optional step
Die-cut 2 extra panels to cover the back side of your card (this gives your card more strength making it sturdy - and a clean finished look. I cut one in plain cardstock then another in Gold for look,
Card Recipe
Stamps; None
Ink:  None
Paper: Creative Expressions Gold Mirror Cardstock, Cream Cardstock
Accessories: Created with the following cutting dies by Sue Wilson; Expressions Congratulations Die and Festive Collection Aurora Star.  Also used Precision Cutting Dies by Frantic Stamper - Star Card Panel. A golden pearl brad and satin ribbon finish the card.


Here are links to the fabulous *Dies R Us* products used;

finished card
Hope to have inspired you today and that you'll give it a try!
For more inspiration, please stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to have inspired you. Happy creating!  :)


  1. So Cute! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  2. Beautiful card, great use of die cuts.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  3. How I love stars! Will have to look for that cover plate die. It's super! And so is your project! Thanks for joining us at the PDE Linky Challenges this week!

  4. This certainly stands out - it is a fantastic card and so special for such a fantastic occasion too,

    Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  5. This is amazing card for an amazing occasion. Love the gold really pops.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs
    Mel DT

  6. Oh Wow this is stunning. I love it. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  7. Very nice !
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Ine
    DT for:

  8. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with an Attitude janet DT

  9. Wonderful card. I am going to give this technique a try. Thank you for sharing this lovely card. Leona (Creative Moments DT)

  10. Beautiful creation! I love this wonderful die! Beautiful design!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge May "ATG".

  11. Absolutely gorgeous card, America!!!!!!!!!! Hugs, my friend.