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« on: March 23, 2010 08:54:20 PM »

**Oh my goodness you guys...thank you so much for the feature!?!!!! I so so so appreciate it!?**

Mmk, so I'm homeschooled, and my graduating class has about 22 people in it, 18 of which are male. Soooo, when it came time for our class to vote on what graduation invitations we would get...the guys won out and picked the most bland, uninspiring invitations out of the book...which also happened to be $250 for 25. There is no reason paper should cost $10...just saying...AND the inside wording was...generic at best.


It simply wouldn't do.
SO. I decided to make my own...and I am very pleased with how they turned out. I had seen somewhere on here the tutorial for star books, which I LOVED (if someone knows who posted that tutorial, puhlease tell me, the tutorial was FABULOUS) and thought that that would be a pretty cool idea for my invitations.

And without further ado...

Le inside...

I had two different pictures that I used, this was the other...

I wrote the inside poem, also Wink

And for the top, I added a tassel to make it look like a graduation cap ^.^

The flash made the color a tad wonky...I promise its black Smiley


The whole gang...

For the envelopes, I just found some square-ish black envelopes and printed out the addresses and glued them on...lets hope they don't fall off in the mail lol


I am SO GLAD these got finished, lol, they took FOREVER.
For the graduation hat/cover things, I cut out a piece of thin cardboard, covered them with black paper, and put a brad and tassel on the top pieces. Then I cut pieces of black cardstock, folded them in the 'star fold' pattern and glued the cardboard covers on. Theennn after (literally, no joke) 53 (I counted) attempts to get a correct font/size/layout for the inside, I cut out the white inserts with the poem on them, folded and glued those on. Then the graduation detail cards with the ribbon in the bottom left corner, and the picture cards in the top right, those got centered and glued.

The cutting took the longest, and then the folding took a pretty good chunk also. lol BUT. I'm very happy with them and cant wait to send them out!

(To be honest, I started out with a list of 55 people to recieve invites, and as I starting making the invitations and realizing how long each one took, I started taking people off the list...I'll just send those people an email Wink )

C&C please!

PS...the poem on the inside is as follows ;

My dear family and friends,
the days finally come.
Ive finished the race
my high school is done!

Ive waded through fractions
and charted those planes,
I crammed in more theorems
than Id care to explain.

Ive dissected poor creatures,
breathed dangerous gas,
(I think I lost a few brain cells
in Chemistry class)

Ive eked out reports
that were twelve pages long;
And forced in more Shakespeare
than should really belong.

But despite all the horrors,
the day has arrived,
And against all the odds,
I came out alive

So I ask you, dear friends,
to please save the date,
When we can sigh in relief
when I (at last!) graduate
« Last Edit: April 09, 2013 08:09:01 AM by Chocolate_Jo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010 11:00:47 PM »

These are fantastic!!
Kudos to you for a job well done! I think yours are worth far more than $10ea!!
And congratulations on your graduation!


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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010 11:28:54 PM »

These are really cool. I made my own grad announcements too a couple years ago (the catalog options were too formal!), but they weren't nearly as complex as yours. Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010 11:42:50 PM »

 This is simply amazing! And, Congratulations! You are georgeous, and so are your invites!

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2010 03:41:08 AM »

Wow these are amazing Cheesy I love the detailing and that they're graduation caps Cheesy

I wish the UK did neat things like graduations and proper proms with prom king and queen!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010 04:14:59 AM »

Congratulations on your graduation!  Those are some great grad announcements!  We're going the non-traditional route as well (my son is graduating this year), so I may do something similar if you don't mind.  Smiley


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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010 04:23:23 AM »

Thank you for the inspiration. I am planning to make announcements to send out. I had planned on something more formal, but now I'm not sure.

« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2010 04:44:29 AM »

congrats on your graduation!

i am swooning over the invites. i wish i would have been that creative with mine! Smiley

« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2010 05:11:00 AM »

(applause) Hear that? Well you are getting a standing ovation at this house! Congrats on graduation and the execution of fabulous invites. Smiley

Ya just can't stop a crafty girl!
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2010 07:39:26 AM »

Congrats on your graduation. I love the idea.

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