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New Beginnings: Graduation Part 1


In keeping with this months New Beginnings theme I’m celebrating graduation here on the blog today and tomorrow! Graduation season is upon us!
Lot’s of fresh new adults entering the ‘real world’ with no where to go but up!
So it’s no doubt we celebrate the occasion! And what better way than with gold & glitter!

Graduation Card Hero Arts

I went with a blue and gold color combination primarily because this was for a boy, but also just seems like a great graduation color (because it was my high school colors tee-hee) but you could easily replicate using gold + any other color!

I used one of my FAVORITE alpha stamps for this project The letters are the PERFECT size. I find a lot of alpha stamps to be too big for a project or to small to stamp properly. This one is just right!

Hero Arts Alpha Tabs Stamp & Cut

Buy me in the a2z store! 15% your $25+ Purchase Code: KRISTINA15

Here’s what I did for this card;

1. Start with a white a2 card base

2. Cut a dark colored base layer a step down smaller
I used a die but you could also trim a piece to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8

3. Cut a light colored layer a step down smaller. 4 x 5 1/4 and emboss
with your favorite embossing folder.

4. Stamp your greeting onto your dark colored cardstock and heat
emboss with coordinating embossing powder before cutting out.

5. Embellish with coordinating die cuts. I used this fun graduation
image from Cricut which I cut out and glittered generously.

I hope this inspires you to join us in this months new beginnings challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the store!

You can get this stamp set & tons more Hero Arts goodies in the a2z store AND you can get it for 15% off!! Use code KRISTINA15 at checkout. Want something, but don’t see it in the store?! Item out of stock?! No problem! Use the “Request Custom Order” or “Ask a Question” button.


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See you tomorrow for more Graduation Celebration!




Author: kristina3150

Hi Friends! I'm a 30 something glitter obsessed paper crafter. I live in a smallish Michigan town called Commerce, where I've been my whole life. I do marketing & real estate by trade, but gave up my full time job in 2016 to take care of my dad following a major stroke. You can find all my crafts at www.livelovelaughscrap.com, and I own at etsy shop at thebarefootbarnowl.etsy.com. I current design for a2z scrapbooking, where I also manage their blog and etsy store, as well as Dies R Us, Die Cutting Divas' and A Blog Named Hero.

2 thoughts on “New Beginnings: Graduation Part 1

  1. love the banner–great grad card!

  2. Great Graduation Card! Love that you combined a variety of Hero Arts goodies! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the kind note you left for me! I will MISS being on the team, but this is truly for the BEST! Hugs!!

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