Saturday, May 30, 2009

caardvarks: Shape Up! & Cuttlebug Challenge: Be Inspired 33

Congratulations on your Graduation

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
--Dr. Seuss, from Oh, The Places You'll Go

I made this card for a dear friend who just graduated from law school -- Congrats B, Esq!
I am also submitting it for the Shape Up challenge from caardvarks! The challenge was to think outside of the box and make a card that wasn't a square or rectangle. I also added the monogram for the Cuttlebug Challenge [my first one!] Be Inspired #33 -- Monograms, which adds a personal touch for a nice sentiment.

I made the tassel from some yarn (making it up as I went), and used a brad plus a Glue Dot to make sure that it was securely attached. The papers are from Target's Dollar Zone (a great place to find inexpensive supplies). The "B" was made in Word. All in all, a colorful yet still masculine way to celebrate such a great accomplishment.


  1. What a fabulous shaped card ... I love the yarn tassel.

  2. I think this is a great card! I love how you made your own monogram on the computer! I might have to CASE this idea for my nephews graduation :0) AND you got some pretty nice loot on your B-day! Yay You! I'm an avid Blachhawks fan so am jealous of the Pitt Penguins. Will you do me a favor . . . tell them to beat the crap out of the Wings!!

  3. this is AWESOME!!! what a fabulous and fantastic graduation card! (& the dr seuss verse is the PERFECT sentiment, as well! ♥

  4. SPEAKING of talented! You, baby! This card is WON-DER-FUL! I love it! Great job! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog! You're a delight!

  5. This is a beautiful card, how creative!!!!

  6. Oh such a fun card for your friend's graduation, love the Dr Seuss sentiment!
    Thanks for the very nice comments on my card too :^)

  7. Great card, love the shape and the tassel. Thanks for the sweet comments on mine.

  8. This is a terrific card! Thanks too for such nice comments on my blog.

  9. great card, love the shape, lovely colours
    Thanks for playing this week

  10. This is darling! Love the tassel!

  11. Saw your card earlier but didn't get a chance to stop by and say, "what a FAB card this is!" Love the colors and that sentiment inside... perfect! Who...if not Dr. Seuss!! Very very nicely done!

  12. what a great idea..

  13. Momm S is really impressed with this card... Hopefully you can give me a lesson.. Just love it.... AWESOME