Gina's Graduation

Today I am dropping a graduation card in the mail for a very special college graduate named Gina.  I love the set Bear Hugs so I wanted to use it to create a card for Gina.

Bear Hugs Graduation Card -

Bear Hugs Graduation Card -

I stamped the bear with Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock and cut it out with the coordinating Bear Hugs framelit.  I then turned the cut out bear over and stamped it again so when I folded the arm you'd see the bears paw on the back.  The gown was made by using the same framelit and just cutting it a little bit with my paper snips.  The cap was also made with using the fish framelit from the Bear Hugs collection and cutting it in a couple of pieces and then piecing parts of it back together to form a cap.  The tassel was made by free cutting a small scrap of Daffodil Delight Card Stock.  The diploma is just a rolled up piece of white copy paper that is held in place with a glue dot.

The background was made with the Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I chose Real Red Card Stock to match Gina's school colors but you could easily change the background card stock color to coordinate with whatever school colors you needed for your graduate.

I was really happy with the outcome of this card and I hope Gina will like it too.  Since she already graduated a few days ago I'm in a rush to get this in the mail.  So I'm off to do that now.  With graduation season coming soon I hope this card has inspired you to use your Bear Hugs stamp set in a new, fun, creative way to make a card to bless the special graduates in your life.