Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Congrats Colman 2015 Graduate

How convenient for me that I just made a graduation card yesterday and the CASology cue card today is graduation! 

ETA: What a nice surprise to receive an Honorable mention for my card at CASology!

This idea has been around for a while in various forms, bills rolled up as candles for a birthday age, etc.  I did see a graduation card recently with the bills rolled up to make the year 2015 but I don't remember who's it was or where I saw it sorry.  It is kind of unique because you can only do this for certain years.

I made this for my son's best friend, Colman, who graduates from grade 12 this year.  He is a fantastic kid and my son is lucky enough to be going along with him on his graduation trip to San Fransisco at the beginning of July.  I had a bit of U.S. money (we are in Canada) hanging around (unfortunately no $10 so the bills could be all level and I never thought to go to the bank) so he gets 2 twenties, a single and a five... which is about $300 Canadian with the current exchange rate!  Just kidding, it's bad but not that bad.

I just rolled the bills up and paper clipped them to stay, then I cut slits in the card to slide the paperclips into.  I probably just could have just used glue dots to keep them rolled together and attach them to the card - but I didn't. I did stamp 2015 underneath where the bills are so when he removes them, the year will still be on the card.
I boxed the graduate sentiment around the bills. 

Thanks so Much for Looking!


  1. great idea! fun congrats card!

  2. What a fabulous idea, Karen ... so brilliantly executed and personalised ... that shiny die cut sentiment is fantastic! Anita :)

  3. Karen, this is brilliant! So fun and I actually like that one bill sits higher than the others. I am totally going to be CASEing this! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

    1. Thanks for your nice comment and thanks for choosing my card for an Honorable Mention!

  4. Well this is totally new to me, Karen! What a fantastic idea - and your execution is fabulous!
    =] Michele

  5. Karen, this is absolutely brilliant! I can see why it would only work for certain years using US currency...lucky it worked this year! (Just wish I had tried this!) Love the kraft card base and the personalization...just brilliant! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  6. You're a genius. That's all...just a genius.