Thursday, May 22, 2014

Graduation card


My brother Nevada graduated a few weekends ago from the University of North Texas with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Let me tell you, we are beyond proud. He is married with three kids and struggled for a while because he was stuck at a job he hated for not a lot of money. His way out was going back to college. It was a long and rough road, but he persevered and accomplished his goal! 

I made this super simple card for him using an SVG file and my Cricut Explore. I used a cuttlebug folder to give it a little bit of simple elegance. The frame in the center is just perfect for this cut. 
The stamp set is from Close To My Heart. It is great for college and high school graduations because it includes numbers for the graduation year.



















To win:











24 comments:

LST in Colorado said...

WOW am I really the first post? Yippee! Melanie, what a great card! Simple but oh so elegant. I lve it! Hope up your doing well, and may prayers continue your way. Love ya girl, you really rock! Thanks for sharing.

Auntie Em said...

Lovely card! I like the simple elegance of your design.

Congrats to your brother! It's not easy but it's so rewarding to accomplish such an amazing goal. Our daughter went back to get her degree and it really changed her life.

Best of luck to him and his family in their new future! :)

Sue D said...

I am a sucker for silhouettes.

Megan H. said...

Great graduate card. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards@embarqmail.com

Vanessa said...

Nice card! Congratulations to your brother!

CA Scrapper said...

Love your silhouette card! Great job.

Leslie

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats to your brother~ Awesome graduation card! TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Joan Smith said...

Congrats to Nevada he's one awesome dude who proves reach for the stars and that nothing is impossible!!

Love your card Melanie it is outstanding just like you!!!

My son is a Mechanical engineer and graduated from U of M he loves his profession so the best to Nevada as he heads out for his new career.

Camilla said...

Love your graduation. So simple and cute. Lovely cartridge to win. Thank you for the chance.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Grad card. My daughter graduated from Kansas City Art Institute Sat 5/17 double major: Art Animation & Art History. She rcvd all As her last semester and is filling out applications for job/career.
P.S. Your emails are coming in a different manner than before and cannot click on a link to get to blog post to comment like use to so I have to enter your blog info & go to blog post that way.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barb A. said...

Awesome card! Congrats to your brother! That is quite an accomplishment! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

Martha Herrera said...

Congrats to your brother! It's never too late to go back to school. He's going to love his card. Thanks for sharing.

Marla Stephenson-Russell said...

Love the card. My parents went back to college with 2 kids. I was 5 years old. Still remember it. I respect them and any adult with kids who is about to do it....tough!

Jennifer Earley said...

Great card! Love the embossing! Congrats to the graduate!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Peg Toth said...

That's a real nice card. So simmple but so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration.

Pat P said...

Really nice card. Hope you are doing well. Had to deal with the same issue you are going through. It all turned out well. Hard to get through, but you will make it.
Lots of love. Thanks for the chance to win Remenisce Cart.
patpionkeathotmaildotcom

Coelle said...

Really that is a GREAT accomplishment for your brother and a super card!

Kat said...

Very nice card.

Cheryl W said...

Super graduation card! I can certainly understand why you are so proud of your brother. He is obviously an amazing person.

LemonDropMemories said...

I love the whole svg feature of the explore. Can't wait to get mine.

lindagk23 said...

Congrats to your brother and wish him all the best! Love the card! Hope you have a wonderful day!

T said...

First off Congrats to your brother I know that couldn't have been easy with a family as well. Love your card...I'm sure he will too.

Blessings
T

Monica said...

Wow, congrats to Nevada. Going back to school is so hard when you have a family to support. Good for him. As always, your card is lovely.

Monica

 
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