Cards- Graduation

Time to Graduate, Congrats!

I'm part of the Scholarship Committee at church.  As usual, I volunteered to make cards for the recipients of a scholarship.  They'll be given during the church service when the students are acknowledged for receiving a scholarship, just so they'll have a little something in hand.  The recipients are from various high schools in the area.  I wanted to make a card that would work for all, so I went with the classic black and white.

Graduation card

  • The card base is Basic Black card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  • Using the Large Numbers Framelits, cut 2017 from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Adhere using the Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • Cut the congrats in Basic Black using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  You'll need the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere.
  • The balloons are stamped in black on white card stock scraps.  The stamps are from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.  They coordinate with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  Punch them out.  I used the Foam Adhesive Strips for this also. The strips are just a little thicker than dimensionals.  I wanted everything to pop the same.
  • Draw in the strings for the balloons using the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.

Large Number Framelits Graduation

I would like to take complete credit for this card, but I can't.  I was strongly influenced by a card I saw on Pinterest.  I've been searching and I just can't find it.  If you know, I would love for you to make a comment so I can give credit.

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Congrats and the new Sprinkles Punch

We know the new Sprinkles punch is great for shaker cards, but today I have something a little different.  Yes, I will admit that it's a little labor intensive as one of my customers likes to say.  But, it's really cute.  Here's the card.

Confetti 4

It's pretty easy to make.  It just takes a little time to glue everything into place.  Here are the details.

  • The card base is Night of Navy cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, and folded.
  • The Cucumber Crush layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  Emboss this white layer with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.
  • Punch sprinkles with the Sprinkles punch several times.  Use Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, and Real Red.  Place these around the card and glue.  I suggest using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Since there is a banner going across, you might not want to worry so much with the center of the card.  It's all right to have some of the sprinkles go off the page.  Just turn your work over and you can easily see where you need to trim.
  • For the banner, you'll need a strip of Whisper White cut 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 and a strip of Night of Navy cut 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Adhere the two.
  • For the congrats, I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit set.  I cut one from Cucumber Crush and three from Thick Whisper White.  Glue them together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen with the green on top.  This allows for a really thick sentiment that stands out.  Decorate the rest of the strip with sprinkles.

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  • Adhere the strip to the white layer.  It will stick out on each side a little.  Turn your paper to the back so you can see where to trim.   Then assemble the card.

Confetti 2

On the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set.  I added a few more of the sprinkles.

Confetti 1

I often show my creations to my husband, John.  He is so nice to actually take the time to look.  He sometimes has some great suggestions.  When I showed him this card, he immediately said he had the perfect person to send it to.  I hope they enjoy it!

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More Swirly Bird and Global Design Project #37

The Global Design Project Challenge this week is a color challenge.  I thought the colors were ones I would like.

I designed this card using the Swirly Bird stamp set.

Global kite

I love how it turned out and it came together quickly.

  • The card base is Island Indigo card stock.  I do love this color, but I forget to use it.
  • The next layer is Mint Macaron measuring 3 3/4 x 5.
  • It's followed by another layer of Island Indigo measuring 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Finally, there's a layer of Whisper White measuring 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.
  • I stamped swirls in Island Indigo.  These were stamped off twice.
  • The kites are from Swirly Birds.  They were stamped on scrap paper, cut out, and added with dimensionals.  Swirly Birds is a photopolymer set, but I will admit that stamping the two parts together for me was hard.  Practice first.  That's one reason why they are cut out.  

Global kite close up

  • The tails of the kite are stamped using the Swirly Birds set.  The bows alternate in colors from Island Indigo to Mint Macaron to Tip Top Taupe.
  • The sentiment is from the Balloon Builders stamp set.  I think it goes nicely.

Global kite inside

The inside of the card has another kite.  Once again, I stamped the kite on scrap paper, cut it out, and glued it to the card insert. The sentiment here is from Suite Sayings.  I'm so glad that set carried over to the new catalog!

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today. On Monday, the NC Demo group will have our blog hop.  It actually goes live Sunday evening.  The list of supplies follows. Quite a bit of it will be available June 1.  Maybe you need to add to your list.


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