You Deserve to Celebrate

I think it is sad that kids graduation this year will not have any of the celebratory activities that are part of their senior year. I have a grandson graduating and I know eight kids from my church who are missing out during Covid-19. But, this is a year never to be forgotten.

I had ordered some dies and stamps from Simon Says Stamp to make some graduation cards, but with all the Covid-19 delays I knew it wasn’t going to arrive in time to send out a graduation card for my grandson Joshua. So, I went looking through the Silhouette Design Store and found a word die and some images that I could use.

Joshua goes to school at Vista Ridge in Cedar Park Texas and there colors are Red and Black, with accents of white, so those are the colors I used for this card. Of course you need to add a little bling with gold mirror cardstock for the “celebrate” word.

I adhered the gold die cut word with liquid glue to a rectangle of white cardstock, die cut with a stitched rectangle just larger than the sentiment.

The cap and diploma background is also a Silhouette image. I like that you can color it any color needed. I decided to make the hats and diplomas black. Once it was printed I die cut it with another stitched rectangle to be 1/4″ smaller than an A2 card front. I used the leftover gold mirror cardstock from the word die cut and added it behind the background rectangle, creating a thin gold mat. This lets you put all that expensive goodness to good use. I used liquid glue to adhere them together, but because the mirror cardstock has a slick surface I add a couple of stamp blocks on top for several minutes to let the glue set.

The two rectangles were adhered together using dotliner adhesive and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from red cardstock.

I created a secondary sentiment banner in the Silhouette Software. I also sized a cap and tassel hand on the side of the “L” in celebrate. Both were cut in the software and adhered using foam tape.

Below are two cards I made for the kids at church. Seven of them go to Richland High School with colors of green and gold and the eighth goes to Hanford High with colors of purple and gold.


  • Silhouette Cameo Paige Evans Celebrate
  • Silhouette Cameo Snapdragon Snippets Graduation Background
  • Silhouette Cameo Megan Hardy Designs The World Awaits
  • Silhouette Cameo Word Strip
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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