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A friend emailed and wanted some ideas on creating her daughter’s graduation announcements. She had a neat sample from another graduation and wanted something similar.

So…one thing led to another and I was able to do 75 for her last weekend! It was a little of a challenge since the first paw hand punch I bought BROKE on the 2nd use!!!! UGH!!! Couldn’t believe it, but Michael’s was gracious enough to replace it with no questions asked. I don’t ever abuse my tools as I know better than that, so this poor guy was doomed by mechanical failure practically out of the gate.

Anyway, the 2nd punch performed like a champ and in no time I had 150 paws punched. Yes, my arm was feeling it a little because I was using one of those Fiskars grip punches where you clench the handles together to punch, not the kind where you push the button on the top. Not to worry, no injuries. 🙂

The assembly was a little painful since I RAN OUT OF ADHESIVE! Can YOU believe THAT? I couldn’t and became painfully aware that my once free supply was gone and the over abundance in my cabinet was depleted. Oh well, I got to REALLY put my pink and green Glue Glider Pro to the test. I LIKE IT!

Now, to decide which is better, the High Tac or Perma Tac – anyone have any opinions? Is anyone out there?

I suffered through the remaining 30 cards using GLUE DOTS! Yes, I truly did. Good thing I had a bunch of those!!! At the end, I then remembered that I had some large rolls of P K Glitz Sticky Tape – DOH! I had to chuckle at that one.

The cards got mailed to NC a day later than I wanted, but the Graduate and her mom were happy with them. Oh, the card? Here it is with me as the model, hahahaha…

Graduation Announcement

Supplies:
American Crafts, Prism and Cougar cardstock
Fiskars hand punch
Marvy corner punch
Hampton Arts stamps
Tsukineko ink

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