Today is John's High School graduation! Both Dave and John have been waiting 18 long years for this day! (although I really don't think John was really happy about it until this year, when reality set in).
Here's a picture of the graduation boy, taken by Dave several months ago.
I made the gift box for John over the course of the week. I finished the details this morning:
The diploma enclosed contains an image of his gift and a short quote:
To be all that is possible we must attempt the impossible. To be all that we can be, we must dream of being more.
When I complete the tutorial for the box, I'll post a link.
Here's a quick summary:
The cap/diploma image is from Hanna Stamps, the Hanna graduation set. I layered it with gold scalloped (Nestability) and basic gray cardstock.
The "2009 Congrats" uses Justrite's vertical stamper and the Times New Roman font set.
I used gold embroidery floss for the tassle, and a star brad from Stampin Up!