Graduation Cards

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My niece graduated from uni. this year and I wanted something different to put on her card.  So I asked the talented Janette Padley of Dragons Lair Designs if she had a digi-stamp of a dragon wearing a mortar board graduation cap so I could colour it up as a little graduating red dragon.  It wasn’t long before she sent me exactly what I wanted – Thank you so much Janette.


Here’s the card I made, with everything cut out using Tattered Lace dies.

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Llongyfarchiadau is Welsh for Congratulations!

Angled view to show dimension.

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Close-up of digi-stamp – coloured with Pro-markers and Wink of Luna.

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The papers I used are “Graduation Background Papers” by Lorraine Smith

I wanted to make a little gift to go with the card, in addition to giving her a bit of money, so out came a small assortment of my jewellery making supplies and I made a red bracelet.  But I wanted something special to go with it and bought a sterling silver little Welsh dragon charm to attach to the bracelet.

Here’s what I made –

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I also made another, simple, card for my parents to give my niece.  Just using some of the backgrounds from the same collection and cut using a different set of Tattered Lace dies.

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I left the inside back plain for my mother to write in.



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One Reply to “Graduation Cards”

  1. Fantastic cards and jewellery, Gwyneth, love the idea of a Dragon with a Mortar, so different, hope you are keeping well, hugs xxx