Told you I decorated TWO grad caps , and was waiting to share pics until I had a photo of the graduate with her cap! Meet Susan! She's my son's girlfriend and she graduated Friday with a BS in Communication! She's not ending her studies here. Susan is off to Michigan to pursue her Masters, but not until a nice long break this summer!
Susan will tell you that two things got her through College - her Moms and COFFEE! I know her own mental fortitude had a lot to do with it, but she's the boss.. so Moms and Coffee it is! Here's some close ups so you can see all the details!
I love the chalk board look of the white script letters on the black fabric cap. I am glad I held on to some of my favorite dies when I gave the craft room a clean sweep! I tried lots of fonts before we settled on this one. It was hard to find the perfect size letters with the right feel. This font is from a set of Quickutz called Funky Chicken that is no longer available. I was teasing Susan about the name - she's a vegetarian - using Funky Chicken lettering! LOL Ok. .so maybe you had to be here! LOL!
I added a few coffee cups complete with some coffee beans from Sugar Pea Designs.
Lots of vines and flowers with pearl centers - this seemed perfect with Mother's day on the same weekend! The flowers and vine dies are both from Spellbinders.
This coffee mug is from the MFT Hot Cocoa Cups set. I fussy cut the "coffee" on the inside and added a swirl of gems for steam.
I'm not a coffee drinker - sorry! Iced tea for me please! LOL.. I was too embarassed to go inside the Starbucks looking for a logo - so I sent DH who came back with a paper cup. He said the manager was more than happy to helpwhen they heard it was to decorate a cap for graduation!
Here's the finished cap! Susan was really happy with it and got lots of compliements. I enjoyed seeing the other caps at graduation - most had names or initials - this one was very "custom". I felt blessed to part of Susan's special day. We really enjoyed her party too - it was held at Jake Melnick's a stones throw from Water Tower! When we left we went walking the magnificent mile (Michigan Avenue) and popped in a few stores that were open late!
Dies | Sugar Pea Designs Coffee to Go, Coffee Words | Quickuts Funky Chicken Grand Font | MFT Hot Cocoa Cups | Spellbinders Rose Creations, Romantic Vines, Inverted Scallop Circles
Pearls | Gems