Congratulations, Korie

My beautiful daughter recently graduated from Lansing Community College.



Naturally, I had to make a card to congratulate her on this momentous event.


I started with Color Bursts and watercolor paper to create this amazing background. Then I added the words cut from Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Congratulations die.IMGP2544Inside, I copied a movie reference (“Legally Blonde”) that I knew my daughter would get and appreciate using an alphabet die from ECD. And then I added a happy graduate and some flying hats from Impression Obsession.

I love the card and I got a big smile out of her when she opened it (although that may have been in part to the cash tucked inside.)



I haven’t been to a graduation open house in years, so when I discovered I needed to make a poster for my daughter’s open house, I was a bit surprised.

I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but this is what I came up with …

I started with a science project board and used some papers and stickers from TPC, for the most part. I added a bit of Bo Bunny ribbon, a school bumper sticker and some cardstock, as well.

I used paper to help section off the display into different portions of Korie’s life: baby/toddler, school, friends, dance, graduation, etc.

For the title, I cut out Korie with my Cricut out of cardstock. I meant to cover it in glitter, but I forgot until it was all adhered. So, I improvised and used Distress Stickles. They gave it a little shine that showed up well when it was set up outside.

To hold this all together, I used Glue Dots, my ATG and the Tiny Attacher — my three favorite ways to attach things. I was impressed, again, with how many layers the Tiny Attacher goes through. And, the Glue Dots and ATG held so well, not a thing came loose — even though the display blew off the table multiple times!