ID: Cody Grad Card
12.25"w x 5"h

I used scrapbook paper, (Provo Craft Pathways "Americana) one of my favorite pad sets, for the whole card, splicing wherever, to get everything to blend. The card is basically, when everything is spliced together, two extra large double sided leaves and then folded at different junctions, depending on where the cut out letter fell. It's held together with some red waxed linen thread

I drew in the oversized serif style block letters, then cut out the negative portions so the background paper peeked through. Each page has a motivational quote done in Rennie Mackintosh monoline alphabet using a black micron pen. The word "Congratulations" is one of my calligraphic Peel Offs which have just been released to the public. I also added a mortar board with the school's logo (a falcon) and used embroidery floss in the school's colors  for the tassel (red, white & blue) and it sits on the letter "C" like it's been tossed there.


Card Closed


1st page "Shaw quote"


You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" George Bernard Shaw.


Shaw Quote


2nd page "Van Gogh quote"


If one is the master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time insight into and understanding of many things. Vincent Van Gogh


Van Gogh Quote


3rd page "Thoreau quote"


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. Henry David Thoreau


Thoreau Quote


Last  page "Sonia Croquette quote"


Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and the use establish the life you experience. Sonia Croquette


Sonia Croquette Quote

NOTE: The  Peel Off on the front of the card is a new release. It is one of my calligraphic word sentiments. In February 2008 there were 6 styles released in four different colors (gold, silver, black, and white); "Thank You", "It's a Boy, It's a Girl", "You're Invited" Congratulations" "Happy Birthday & "Love". Five more will be coming in March of 2008; "Friends", "Thinking of You", "Xmas Seasonal", "Xmas" & Happy Anniversary"

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