Graduation is about possibilities. Whether its from high school or college, graduation means a fresh start. From the moment a student walks across the stage, they get a new beginning and a chance to build the life they choose. That’s a significant and powerful moment worth celebrating!

The question is, when your friend or loved one is stepping out into the world, what gift can you give that really celebrates this rite of passage? Sure, you could go with a gift card or cash, those things are always appreciated. But if there were ever a time to give a gift of significance, this would be it!

We may not be experts, but in our experience, you can’t go wrong if you ask yourself these three questions when shopping for a graduation gift.

DOES THIS SUIT THEIR STYLE?

The most important thing you need to think about is the person you’re buying for. This may sound elementary, but even when you’re out shopping for someone else, it can be really easy to pick up the items that you love. Make sure the gift reflects the taste and style of the graduate.

WILL THEY EVER USE THIS?

Graduating usually precedes a big move or lifestyle change, so consider what the graduate may need moving forward. Are they moving to a dorm room where they’ll need everything from decorations to basic sheets and towels? Are they starting their first big job out of college? Think about their upcoming needs and try to get them something they can use on a regular basis.

IS THIS GIFT PERSONAL OR MEANINGFUL?

The best graduation gifts reflect this moment in time. Graduation is both a beginning and an end (sort of), so you can go either way! You can give a gift that will make your graduate feel excited and inspired for the future, or you can opt for the gift that will take them down memory lane. Both are wonderful, you can’t go wrong. The most important thing you can do is make it personal. Choose a gift that you can customize and personalize.

We may not be experts, but we know how to customize and personalize just about anything. So while we can’t give you a “top ten things to buy a graduate” list, we can suggest a couple of things that are guaranteed to make any graduate feel special.

Canvas prints

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The best thing about canvas is that it’s super versatile! You can print custom designs, quotes, artwork, photographs, and more. Canvas can be mounted, framed, or hung as-is and you’re not limited to standard sizes.

Not sure what design you want printed? We offer custom design services as well as canvas printing, so if you’re not an artist, we’ve got you covered. If you’re fresh out of design ideas, our favorite graduation gifts for 2017 are customized maps. You can choose the map you like, and add a quote or a name that fits your graduate! This gift is great for grads who are about to embark on their journey into the world. They can even check off the places they visit as they go! It’s a keepsake for life.

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Interested in pricing for a custom canvas print? Simply fill out our short request a quote form and we’ll get you all the info you need!

Embroidered gifts

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Custom name or monogram embroidery is another great way to create a personalized gift your grad will use and love. We find that the most loved embroidered gifts are the ones students can use at school! Personalized blankets are great for dorm life because they can’t get mixed up with a roommates. We also suggest towels, backpacks, and cozy bath robes.

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Want to see more options for embroidered gifts? Shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to send you some more ideas! Maybe you’ve already got a special gift and you’re just looking to add that special personal touch. We can help you with that, too!

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Curious about other potential gifts? Check out our website and follow us on social to see more of what Cornerstone Impressions can customize for you!

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This year Cornerstone Impressions is turning 15 years old, so our business is a moody teenager. Just kidding, as we turn 15, we are humbled and excited to be where we are today. We are proud of the hard work it took to get here and we are thankful for continued growth year after year. Its crazy to think what started out as a man with a dream and a box of awards has grown into a team of more than 20 people working across six departments, all with the same goal; to make our clients look good.

Some say as you progress in business and life you should always keep your eyes forward. They  say not to look back because you’re not going that way. Occasionally though, its important to turn around and reflect on where you started. After all, if you never look back, you can never truly appreciate how far you’ve come.

Our story began in 2002 when Bill Cartmill decided it was time to take a leap of faith…

Here’s hoping our next 15 years are half as wonderful as the first. 🙂

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The start of a new year brings hope and excitement. Its a time for setting goals, making plans, and reflecting on the past year. 

2017 will be our 15th year in business, so as we head into the coming year with bright eyes, we’d like to take a second to reflect on what an amazing year 2016 was! We had plenty of memorable moments that turned into tees. We also got to work on some cool new projects and see local businesses come to life. Check out some of our 2016 highlights below.

BIG MOMENTS IN 2016

MUHAMMED ALI

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In 2016 the world said goodbye to an extraordinary person when Muhammed Ali passed away. This tee pays tribute to an iconic figure at a peak moment in his career.

TKODOR 

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For baseball fans in 2016, particularly for Texas Rangers fans, the image of Rougned Odor’s fist in Jose Bautista’s face will remain a happy one for years to come. This shirt lets us relive that moment every time we put it on. 

CHIPS & QUESO ‘16

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The race for president in 2016 was one we thought would never end. While the country seemed divided and tensions ran high, we were lucky to find a common factor we can all support. The Chips & Queso ‘16 shirt is still everything. Special shoutout to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for giving the world some amazing queso.

NEW IN 2016

WILD ACRE BREWING CO. DECALS

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This year we started working with Wild Acre Brewing Co. and promptly fell in love with their artwork. Printing decals never looked so good.

STAINED FUZZY’S TACO SHOP TABLES

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We are no stranger to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop restaurant tables, but this past year we shook things up a bit. These new wood stained tables are a beautiful new design we expect you’ll see a lot more of in the coming year.

LEGAL DRAFT BEER CO.


If you haven’t heard of Legal Draft Beer yet, remember the name. This brewery opened doors in 2016, and they are absolutely killing it. With clever and witty branding, beautiful artwork, and a killer eye for aesthetics, its safe to say they’re here to stay!

We’re so happy to begin another year of making memories and trying new things! Cheers to 2017!


Live screen printing events are one of our all time favorite ways to connect with people. A live screen printing event is just what it sounds like; an event where we show up with everything we need to make awesome shirts and print on the spot.

Live screen printing is cool because it allows us to make limited edition designs while you wait. No two shirts are the same, and people love the hands-on experience of selecting their exact shirt and then seeing it come to life.

Recently we set up at Chimy’s Cerveceria to print some custom designs for the Texas Tech Alumni Association of Fort Worth. Our team had a great time printing and socializing with the TTU fans who came out to enjoy the game and a beverage.

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Prior to each live screen printing event, we work with you, the customer, to come up with a handful of special designs to be  used that day. On the day of the event, we bring the shirts, the screens, the inks, and the fun. All your guests have to do is walk up, choose their shirt and favorite design, and we print it right there while they watch.

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The hands-on screen printing is fun to watch and your guests get to walk away with a shirt they wont find anywhere else. Awesome, right?

What types of events are good for live screen printing, you ask? We’ll print just about anywhere you have space for us, but we do have a few suggestions: outdoor concerts, tailgates, block parties, birthday parties, charity events, festivals, and other events of that nature are always great for live screen printing.

If you want to check it out for yourself, come see us this Friday at Martin House Brewing Co. for Tech Fest 2016. We’ll be printing the two designs below and a couple other exclusive designs for Texas Tech football fans!

As always, you can learn more about us by clicking any of the links below or simply shooting us an email.

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No matter your age, joining a local sports team is always a good idea. There’s just something FUN about getting together with your friends and trying to beat the heck out of some other people and their friends.

Whether you take the sport and competition very seriously or you’re in it for the beverages on the sidelines, you need something to get the team spirit going. Can you guess what we’re going to suggest here?

Custom jerseys are not only necessary for deciphering who’s who on the field, they can be a really funny way to show your team’s personality. Not sure what style you’re looking for? Trust us, we have options for every dedication level.

If you’re serious about your sport and want to dress for performance, we have great dry fit options in many of the same styles as Nike, Under Armour, or other popular brands you would find in a sporting goods store. We can give you the fit and feel you want without the brand name price tag. If you actually just joined the team because you heard there were free snacks, we have super casual T-shirt options you can wear both on and off the field.

Most of our jerseys fall safely into two categories; the serious and the hilarious.

THE SERIOUS

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THE HILARIOUS

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The best thing about printing all of these jerseys is getting to see the creative team names that our clients come up with. If you have a funny name for your sports team, we want to hear it! Comment below or shoot us an email with your idea.

As always, you can find more of our designs at www.cornerstoneimpressions.com or by checking us out on social media:

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If you’ve been paying any attention to the news this year, you probably know that the upcoming election is creating even more buzz than usual. Now that social media gives everyone a platform to express opinions, it seems like everybody wants to make sure the public knows where they stand on a variety of controversial topics.

Here at Cornerstone we are certainly not experts in politics, but we’re pretty sure we have something you can all happily support this election season.

CHIPS & QUESO ’16
SHIRTS AND DECALS AVAILABLE NOW

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Chips & Queso ’16 shirts and decals can be purchased on our website. Shirts feature the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop logo on the back, but decals have no logo.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about our products and services, shoot us an email or leave a comment below! We’d love to hear from you.

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