Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SOS: Congrats/Graduation...

Greetings!  This week at Shopping Our Stash we are getting ready for the graduates!  And, because not everyone has a graduate in their life, we're opening the Grad Challenge also to a Congratulations challenge!

This card is for a friend's nephew.  Initially, I was going to mount it all on a white card, but when I went to get the card, I opted for the kraft instead.  I think it looks much more masculine this way.

  • Main patterned paper from a 12x12 dated 2014 by Echo Park
  • The brown/copper background paper was from the craft set that belonged to my kids when they were little... I recently cleaned out their craft bin and it turned out to be a gold mine!
  • The metallic cardboard was from some holiday cookie packaging a neighbor gave us.  It was just such a great copper color I had to keep part of it.
  • I used various hole punches to add confetti
  • The "Congrats" is a Tim Holtz die
Well, not a spectacular design, but it will do the job for a teen boy!  Now head on over to the Shopping Our Stash page to see what the team has cooked up!


  1. Super masculine grad. card!! it's perfect with the kraft base, I'm very fond of kraft and blue.

  2. This looks so fabulous and elegant! Excellent colors for a masculine card!

  3. Yep, I like it on the kraft paper!
    Excellent idea to add confetti!

  4. Oh Mimi, I totally agree that the Kraft card stock is the perfect color for your beautiful graduation card, it makes the gold and copper accents shine even more.
    I too save packaging paper when it's this gorgeous, how can you throw it away?? Never!!!
    Awesome card Mimi.

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  6. Mimi, this is a gorgeous design! Kraft paper is always a good choice for masculine cards as it allows you to pull in color that might not otherwise work. Very nicely done!

  7. Love, love, love this! May have to CASE it for next year's graduate. :)

  8. It's perfect and I think kraft was the right choice.