Friday, June 06, 2008


It's June and that means it's time for High School Graduations.

I received a phone call this afternoon from a gentleman who had received one of my pet sympathy cards from a mutual friend of ours. He said he was so impressed by it that he wondered if I made graduation cards. Well of course I do!
He ordered one for this daughter who graduated from a local High School this morning. He said he had several sentiments that he would like to have placed on the card if possible and he e-mailed them to me.

I received his e-mail, did some research to find out the school colors, which were black and gold, and this is what I came up with. The sentiment he wanted on the front was:
If I could reach up and hold a star
For every time you've made me smile,
The entire evening sky
Would be in the palm of my hand.

I used MS Word and placed it inside of the scroll which I found in its shapes listing.

Inside the card I printed this sentiment:

It takes courage--indeed, it is the act of courage par excellence--to leave the comforts of home and family and go out into the world seeking adventure. There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you - just reach deep into yourself!

I used a lot of gold embossing powder on the black card stock and also on the white. The scalloped circle is brushed gold card stock. Lots of fussy cutting on this card, but I think it was worth it. I hope Kelvin likes it. I think he did a wonderful job finding meaningful sentiments. he indicated they were anonymous ones that he found on the internet.


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my Suzanne!!!! That is so super duper FANtastic!!!! How amazingly awesome and those are such wonderful sentiments! Your layout and fussy cutting are going to be a fond memory!!!

Christi said...

Wow Suzanne!! This is amazing!! Gorgeous!

Susan said...

I can imagine the recipient will treasure this card. It's just wonderful, Suzanne. How lovely Kelvin could find such apt quotes too.