Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Something worth celebrating

My 17-year-old cousin just found out he was accepted at Harvard as part of the class of 2011. He is the first person from his (relatively new) high school to get accepted there, and the first in our extended family to get into an Ivy League school. He worked very hard to get in, but never thought he would - he's not a straight-A student or class valedictorian (though he's in the top 10 at his school) and he was never very involved in school activities like sports or student government. He's very independent, likes to read and think and talk about philosophy and religion and politics, a real intellectual. Harvard is the perfect place for him, and his friends and family are thrilled he got accepted and can go. It was definitely a card-worthy occasion. The cardstock base is cranberry crisp - the closest I could find to Harvard crimson - and over that I stamped print pattern in cranberry crisp. I found the Harvard seal on Google images and printed it out on whisper white cardstock, mounting it on true thyme and black card stock with black brads. I then stamped Congratulations in basic black ink along the bottom. It is so much fun to come up with cards specific to the recipient, and this one was a big hit - it's on display right next to his Harvard acceptance letter (now framed and hanging on the wall.)

1 comment:

Melinda McMillen said...

oh wow -- what a great card!! i love it!!