And of course you are all invited to attend! HA HA HA
I chose to make an easel card for my daughters graduation announcement. I think the ones that you order through the school are nice but I wanted something that was just a little more memorable and functional. I don't know about you guys but with my family they are more concerned with the picture than the announcement....and there better be a picture! I think I might have to make a few more but for now I am stopping at 45...for now, for today.
We chose to use 3 different pictures for the announcements so that not all family members got the same picture. Now which recipient gets which picture is beyond me and since they are in the envelopes already I am not going to check! *okie notices she misspelled recipient and is glad for spell check*
I made the cards the standard A2 size of 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I had to crop the 4x6 pictures to 3.5 x 4.75 inches. The white mat is 3.75 x 5 inches and the blue mat is 4 x 5.25 inches. The photo corners are a Martha Stewart punch.
For the announcement part on the inside I cut a piece of blue cardstock at 4 x 3.25 inches and the white is x 3.75 inches. I printed 6 announcements to a sheet of white cardstock and then cut accordingly. For the place card *okie isn't sure if that is what it is called but decides that is what she is going to call it* I cut blue cardstock I used George to cut a 2 x 4 inch piece of cardstock and then used Cursive 101 to cut the 2010. I then place it over a piece of white cardstock at at the same size. The Senior is cut from Cursive 101 and I used Design Studio to weld the letters. I cut the shadow from burgandy and top layer from white *okie thinks...well duh okie they can see the dang thing is white!* With the placecard being layered it was enough ledge to hold the picture to make it stand so I didn't need to add a border.
I used a glitter pen to dot around the photo corners and on the lettering to give it a little glitz. And of course you can click the picture if you would like to see more detail.
Great job Okie! Love these - they turned out awesome. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation! :)ReplyDelete
Okie, your daughter is beautiful like her mother and the announcements are awesome. I think they are much better than what you could buy.ReplyDelete
Great announcements and the pictures are awesome. What a lovely young lady. I like having something different for a change.ReplyDelete
I love the announcement! Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyDelete
Really great job. Where to you get all your fab ideas!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea and they turned out just adorable. You are so so creative.ReplyDelete
Very nice and you have a beautiful daughter. I wish her the best for whatever she chooses to do after graduation. I don't know about you but I took extra pride in my kids having done it as a single mom.ReplyDelete
GREAT announcements Okie!!! Your daughter is very pretty. Good luck in all of her future endeavors... if momma lets her go. :)ReplyDelete
What Beautiful & original Announcement's ,Good Luck to Shiane.ReplyDelete
Lovely! and your daughter is beautiful. I agree, your announcements are much better than bought...ReplyDelete
these are awesome!!!! love the idea of different pics..by the way she doesn't look ANYTHING like you..lolReplyDelete
Your announcements turned out great! Your dd is beautiful...congrats to both of you on her graduation!ReplyDelete
Hi Okie! I don't come to your blog often enough but I Jumped on today and I have to say WOW!! Not only is your daughter Beautiful but I love the grad invite! My son will graduate next yr. and I love your idea...Is it ok to scrap lift it for my son's invites for next yr.? I loved going through all your work... not only are you funny but you are one crafty lady! I'm putting you in my fav's now so I can check your work out daily.... Great blog ~ sorry I haven't come on hear enough but that will change! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work! Oh And HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!! :) (scrapper1969)ReplyDelete
These are wonderful and you have the most beautiful photogenic daughter to place on them.ReplyDelete
They look fantastic! She's very lucky to have custom made announcements by the infamous Okie! ;-) Congratulations to the both of you!ReplyDelete
The announcements are beautiful as is your daughter. Thanks for sharing, wishing her all the best as she begans another chapter in her life!
Your daughter is beautiful and so are the announcements. Love your work!ReplyDelete
I love these. I like that they aren't just the typical announcements. Congrats! She is just beautiful. I know you are so proud.ReplyDelete
Okie, your DD is beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
The announcements are great.
You did a wonderful job.
They just grow up so fast now days.
Oh I do love these! I may just be lifting your idea as my son will be graduating in June. They are gorgeous and what a beautiful young lady your daughter is!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration.
The announcements are gorgeous. But your daughter is beautiful! Congratulations to her!!ReplyDelete
Love these announcements. Its better than buying them and more enjoyable for everyone. Great job. Your so talented.ReplyDelete
Your announcements are far better than any that couldhave been ordered through the school. Shiane is a beautiful young lady and I wish her well in all of her endeavors. I know that you are proud...it's a proud moment in both of your lives. Job well done and hats off to you.ReplyDelete
Your daughter looks beautiful-inside and out! Her smile is like yours contagious. Enjoy the graduation.ReplyDelete
That is very pretty. Congrats to your daughter on her graduation.
This is such a wonderful idea! I love it!ReplyDelete
such a darlin' beautiful young lady!! and your design is awesome!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful daughter and lovely card. I like that you did something different, yet it is perfect for the occasion. Congrats to your daughter and you too.ReplyDelete
the announcements are gorgeous and so is your daughter!! I remember when your blog said you were the mother of a 16 year old!! wow, the time flies doesn't it!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic grad cards Okie, they are beautiful, but I have to say the most beautiful thing you have ever made is your daughter. She is just stunning, tell her I said so, and congrats on her graduation.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Daughter. Phenemenal job on the card. Her classmates will be dying of envy.ReplyDelete
Oh Okie... your DD is as beautiful as her Mom... Congrats to you both!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful! Your daughter is also very beautiful! Please congratulate her on her accomplishment.ReplyDelete