Hi there! I have been receiving a small flood of graduation announcements in the mail and realized that I needed to come up with a special card to congratulate all those grads. Looking online for some inspiration, I found a cute little owl graduate card by Terry Blais and tweaked it a bit. The beauty of this card is that you can customize the colors of the card stocks to reflect the grad’s school colors. This card is being sent to a grad who’s school colors are blue and white. One grad’s colors were green and yellow, and their school mascot is the owl. That couldn’t have been more perfect! The wings are made by punching a scallop oval just above the half way line horizontally. See the photo below.
The graduation cap and beak are cut freehand, but everything else came from punches. I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes set for the greeting, but in order to make the words one on top of the other, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the placement just right. Then I punched it out using the 1 1/4″ scalloped circle punch. The dimension of the black square is 3 1/4″ square, the embossed white rectangle is 3″ x 4 3/4″, and the card is a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Paper: Pacific Point (#111350), Whisper White (#100730), Basic Black (#121045), Crumb Cake (#120953), First Edition Designer Series Paper (#121878), More Mustard (retired), small scrap of printer paper for diploma
Stamps and Ink: Teeny Tiny Wishes (#128748), Island Indigo (#126986), Soft Suede (#126978)
Tools, Etc.: Owl Builder Punch (#118074), Scallop Oval Punch (#119856), 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (#127811), Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246), 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Pacific Point (#126878), 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Black (#119261)