Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grad Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Graduation Day Blog Hop! This hop is going to provide you with lots of graduation ideas for all those graduates in your life.

If you have come from Sandra, you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my blog and want to play along, you can do so by starting at Nadia’s Blog (

I decided to make a lei that any graduate would {love} to receive!
I used a Child's Year cartridge and cut the diplomas at 2 1/2".
I didn't care for the "ribbons" that were attached to the diplomas, so I snipped them off.
Next, I cut a long piece of cello wrap, wrapped pieces of candy in it, and then tied a long piece of twine between each section.
Then, I tied on pieces of green tulle.

I thread the twine through the diplomas, rolled up the $money$, and tied it all together with a bow.
Yes, I still have my cap and gown from college (and I knew right where it was!).
It's fun, festive, delicious, and the money can be put to good use!
I moved the dress form to get a "full" picture, do you notice anything out of the ordinary?! Yes, my Little Stinkerbella could NOT let it be. It was hilarious!
In this pic she's saying, "Peek-a-BOO!"
Thank you for playing along. Your next stop is Jazmin

Here is a list of all participators:
ConGRADulations to all of the grads this year! <3 Kristy


anitaandbugs said...

This is sooo cute!!!!!I will have to make this for some of my friend's.The pictures are darling!!!
Thanks, Anita

jessica said...

This is GREAT!!

Lynda said...

This is an awesome idea! I love it!


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Carrie's Corner said...

This is a fab idea! I will definitely be using this one. So creative. TFS

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Jazmin said...

I love this idea... Candy and Money - the greatest gift for a graduate!!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What an awesome gift this makes! Only you would come up with such a GREAT GIFT IDEA! TFS I am gonna have to try this!

joydee1963 said...

great ideas,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

Wow!! ow stining original!! love it!

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Cathie w said...

so so cute TFS!!!!!


Misty said...

So cute! great idea!
Hummer Hugs,
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Creative Diva said...

Super cute Idea! Love it.


Stephanie said...

What a cute idea!! EVERY Graduate would love it! I love the rolled up money under the diplomas! New follower, looking forward to seeing all your creations! Thanks for sharing!

Lillian Child said...

Makes me wish I were a graduate. What a delightful and creative idea!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Love your idea. I might have to do something like this for my lil brother. TFS Im a new follower

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Elizabeth said...

What an awesome gift idea!

Jamie said...

What a fantastic idea. TFS

Yolonda said...

Oh Wow!!! Great ideas...

Trisha said...

Love this project to give to a graduate. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

You have to save that photo of stinkarella to show at her graduation party.

Debbie said...

very cute!!!!

Lisa said...

What a creative, unique idea! I absolutely love it!

Cathy said...

What a great idea, I do not have any graduates this year, wish i did, I would try this:)

Rhonda Emery said...

how awesome. love it.

In Love with a Bug said...

This is great - very creative!!! Your daughter is too cute! So happy to be in the hop with you. I am a new follower.

Giselle said...

that is such a clever idea, I wouldn't mind getting one of those :P Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop, it was great to have you. Many Hugs :)

BTW, she's so adorable :)

Melissa said...

What a cute and clever idea!!! TFS!


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kathlee said...

What a great idea!! And that little one of yours-WAY TOO ADORABLE!

Pixichick said...

Super cute project! Love it.

thekolbes said...

OMG that is so awesome. That would be so cool for me to make for my son't class next year. Thanks so much for sharing. Your daughter is just adorable
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Mary said...

Such a cute idea, Love it.
Thanks a Bunch, Mary

nancy said...

What more could a girl ask for money and candy-----Thanks Nancy

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love your graduation Leis, what a great idea!

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Stinkerbella is soooo cute! I am a new follower

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

That is so cool! Very creative!

Sherrie K. said...

What a FUN project! Very creative.
So glad to follow the hop..I am a new follower of yours. Would love it if you would stop over to my blog and follow too:) I also have a giveaway going on til midnight EST today. Check it out!
Can't wait to see more of your creations.
Sherrrie K

Suzy said...

My "baby" brother graduates in a few weeks! This hop has given me lots of great ideas. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win ;)

Mrs. Green said...

This is great. I came over from the Circle blog. And you have a cute little girl!!

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

How fun and so very creative it and your little girl is so precious! Hugs!