Friday, June 11, 2010

Congrats to the grad!

Before I get started, does anyone know how to get my blog back to the old template? I decided to try one of the new templates that blogger was offering and totally changed everything. I can't seem to find any of the old templates...only the new designer ones! EEEk!
I am super excited that I get to make a graduation card this year. My oldest nephew recently graduated from highschool! I followed alot of the same design elements I used on this card, since I was using the same stamp set and paper. As you can see, I un-jammed my sewing machine, but by the time I was done it got jammed again! I think something is wrong and it will have to go visit the sewing machine doctor. Thank goodness there is a Bernina store close by and they can figure out what is wrong, hopefully.

I don't know what the "etiquette" is on how much cash you give a grad, but I thought it would be fun to give him $20.10 since he graduated in 2010. Maybe I am just super corny! LOL~ He would probably prefer $201.0 or maybe even $2,010 but I am not a money tree! LOL!

On with the card...all of the stamps are from Papertrey Ink. I combined two sets; Mega Mixed Messages and Star Prints. For the sentiment on the large circle, I simply bent the acrylic image onto my block. I used the "negative" space from the paper I punched the circle from, layed it onto my block and used that as the template to get just the right curvature.

All of the edges are distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink by Ranger. The paper is super old from K & Co., but I love it. I hope he enjoys his card and corny money! I will be back tomorrow with a new SFYTT from Jen. Thanks for fluttering by!


Carla Murphy said...

Kelly.... this is spectacular! Love everything about it. (Sorry I don't have any advise on the template issue; I do like your current one though, but I hope you are able to choose what you want eventually.)

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

This will be a super card for your nephew's graduation. I like the crazy cash idea too - go for it! Great card Kelly.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Love this graduation card! I am not sure about the template because I struggle myself with it. :(

Missy said...

This is an awesome, fun graduation card. I am sure your nephew will love it.
I wish I can help you with the template.
20.10 is a great idea. I wish I had thought of it.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Did you save your old one before you changed? If not, then you will have to start over. I'm no expert though, I've just changed my blog too many times and learned the hard way to save my old one before I change it.

You can save your template under Edit HTML and it saves as an .xml document so you can re-load it if you want to go back. You re-load it in Edit HTML also. Sorry I'm not more help! Maybe there's another way if you didn't save it and someone will chime in and let you know.

Lindsay said...

Great card Kelly! Funny, because I don't really know the proper amount to give a grad either! The template problem? Is my problem too! I was messing around and screwed mine all up and even my techy husband couldn't figure it out. I'm sorry I am no help to getting it back the way it was. It's fun btw.

Kathy Martin said...

Whoa! AWESOME grad card! Love the design, details, layers! PERFECT! :)

Eveline said...

You made a great graduate card.

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

The card is great and yeah, i would be one to do the $ 20.10, too!
Not to tell you to go back to the old template-but has some great templates to choose from! good luck!

Debra said...

Love your card. I'd give 20.10 too! Maybe it's your tension on your machine that is causing it to jam. You always sew though, so you probably already checked that.

Scrap U 4For It said...

LOVE the CArd.....But here is a typ on getting the old version back. But I really like what you have:
Log in to your account and select
Dashboard then go to Manage Blogs,
next select Design, Next Select Edit HTML go down to the bottom of the page and you will see Old Template ( 2006 version) Select Layout template and then you will be able to choose the old version template you want.

Jessie/knightrone said...

I LOVE this!!