Thursday, March 26, 2009

Commencement Invitations

Wow! Time sure flies by... I didn't realize so much time had passed since my last post.

The weather is "finally" getting warming in Chicago but boyeee is it living up to it's nickname, "The Windy City":)

I've been running around as usually not knowing whether I'm coming or going, unfortunately, it's left me little time to sit and create until this week.

I've been commissioned by my son's school to design their commencement announcements and a parent and very good friend asked me to create a personalize announcement for her son Adem who will be graduating from 8th grade.

I want Adem's cards to be unique so I started googling templates I could use as a reference point, boy, did I find a lot of them! I decided to use this a template I found on SCS. My pockets are an A6 however, I may enlarge them to an A7 once I get Adem's photo and adhere it to the side of the announcement.

I the patterned paper, "Hats off" and "Graduation" by Reminisce, these papers retail at $2/sheet, I got REALLY lucky because I only paid $.10/per sheet on clearance! Woo-Hoo!!!!
I made the tassel. OMG! Talk about tedious work! I used metallic embroidery thread, each tassel will be about 2". They took time to make but WOW, I think they came out pretty good especially for it being my first time making a tassel!

Here's a my sample:

Once I get wallet size pics of Adem in his cap & gown it will be placed right next to the announcement. I conveniently covered that half right now so it wouldn't look lonely in the photographs.

1 comment:

Maryvel said...

You did a terrific job! Awesome! Love it! Looks so nice and classy! Thanks for sharing!