When a layout works...and you need 6 cards in about 1 hour.....go with it!
I was happy with this layout and just changed a few flowers & colors.
A few of them were stamped before embossing with the Cuddlebug embossing folders.
(By the way...these work in Stampin' Up!'s BIG SHOT!
Also, I stamped the diploma and hat a 2nd time for each to cut out and apply with Stampin' dimensionals. The diploma is tied with gold cord.