May PALS Blog Hop

Welcome to the May PALS HOP!  This month, we're featuring Father's Day and Graduation projects for your inspiration!  You've likely hopped over from Mary Fish,, I'm stop number 4 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in!  I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper crafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals!  Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!

Welcome to my very first Pals blog hop!  I am happy to share this graduation card that was made for a friend who is graduating from UNC Charlotte.  The school colors are green and white, but our friend is an engineering major, so his "color" is orange.  I am glad that I found that out and was able to incorporate it into the card.

Can you guess what the top note die is cut from?  It is from a Coke can!  Metal cuts very easy with a Bigz die.  I then stamped on the inside of the can, and it was heat embossed.  The colored gems are the basic rhinestones colored with a black and green bic markers.  A great tip if you want different colored gems.  The direction arrow was heat embossed and paper pieced on the main sentiment.
 The cap is a square punch, with a word window punch for the base, so it sticks out nicely.  The tassel was made from a rectangle of Pumpkin Pie CS, cut in thin slices about 3/4 of the way up, then rolled around a piece of baker's twine.  The black and pumpkin pie DSP came from the Halloween SU paper, which makes it very versatile.  The black stripe paper was embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder for some nice texture.  The stamp set Word Play gave this great sentiment, perfect for a graduate.  The whole card is spritzed and sponged for a slightly distressed look.
The inside gets special treatment as well, the sentiment is heat embossed then layered on a decorative label punch, then a rectangle of Garden Green, on top of Pumpkin Pie CS that has been crimped.  This card will not fit in an envelope, so good thing it is being hand delivered.  I love to hear your comments and happy to answer any questions you might have.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!  

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nina Dee stop number 5 on the May PALS HOP!  Thanks for "hopping" by!

1. Joanna Munster,
4. Sandie Conner, you are here 
5. Nina Dee,
6.  Rae Harper,


Linda Fisher said…
This card is awesome! You did an incredible job. I love the use of the baker's twine.
Amy Papale said…
Awesome card! I love the use of the pop can! This is a terrific card and I cannot wait to see your next creation.
Rae Harper said…
I'm gonna have to copy the other comments and say AWESOME!!!! Great job in successfully incorporating a professional look with a little youthful grunge. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Ann Schach said…
Wow! So many fabulous details! I know your friend will LOVE this card!
Patti MacLeith said…
I LOVE this! Great job. I'd love to CASE it, Sandie.
Angel Hawks said…
This card is so fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Angel Hawks
Anonymous said…
This is a knock-out! Great Card!

Love the idea of using the coke can.

Thakns for sharing. Kind regards, Teresa
Sarah said…
Great card, I love all the textures. Enjoyed your past posts as well and have added you to my "favorites"!
Mary Fish said…
Really great grad card!

I love the distressing and the tassel.

Hugs, M
Anonymous said…
What a wonderful card!! I have never seen anything like it before!! Love it!!!
Anonymous said…
Love your grad card! You did an amazing job! Love it!
Pam~ said…
A totally awesome graduation card! Love all the details that put into this gem!
Mike Funke said…
Great card, Sandie. Like the hat with the tassel and the Top Note background!
Nance Leedy said…
Wow, fantastic card Sandie! Love the top note coke can, the tassel and all the little details. Great job incorporating the school colors too--your friend will treasure it! :-)

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