AliExpress Haul and Graduation Card using Dies from AliExpress

I wanted to show some of my AliExpress dies in a project and have more purchases I wanted to share.  I had bought a cd case at a garage sale and it works perfectly to hold most of the AliExpress dies I’ve gotten.

I made a graduation card that could also easily be converted to a birthday card with the balloon die.  I used the balloon die from AliExpress and a Congratulations die that I had already purchased (and don’t know who made it.) I attached the Congratulations sentiment on with a “Quickie Glue Pen” that I had purchased from  I had a graduation themed stamp set from Taylored Expressions called Dream Big and used it for all of my stamped items.
The card base is a gold glimmer paper and is 5 1/2″ tall by 4 1/4″ wide.  The high schools’ colors are navy blue and gold. I put a navy blue balloon in the top left corner and put the string on using the Quickie Glue Pen.  I added Class of 2017 from the Dream Big stamp set with Versamark ink in the MISTI and used gold embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.  I glued the Congratulations die cut toward the bottom of the card and started in the center of the word and glued it down first, then glued the rest of the word in place to ensure that the word actually fit in the space.  It also made it more centered than if I would have started at the beginning of the word and randomly chose where to place it.
I had little graduation caps in a row and put them below Congratulations with Versamark, then added blue embossing powder and heat set them.  Added a sentiment inside with Versamark ink and then used the same blue embossing powder then heat set that.
For the envelope, I took a single graduation cap and stamped it on the flap of the envelope in Versamark then used gold embossing powder and heat set it.

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