Graduation Cards

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Graduation Congratulations

I had an order for a grandson who was graduating from High School. The school colors were maroon, grey, black. I also made another one that instead of the 3 stars it has 2017 in maroon.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites. I didn’t get to this sketch (#5) last month in Card Sketch Challenge. Original sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketches #396.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Stamp – Congratulations Graduate by Deedee Anderson. Her shop is closed but she might have it on her website http://papercraftromance.com/
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer. I did paper piece the tassel to get it the color I wanted.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, bazzill white, Ash, Crabapple dark)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accent/Tools: The Paper Studio stars embossing folder, Star brads

Graduation Doors

So I had a last minute order where the guy needed a graduation card for his grandson. He wanted 3 doors with signs and a male graduate on the card. This is what I came up with. Not super happy with the doors but that is all I could come up with quickly. He liked it so I guess it worked.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – bonus – masculine

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Graduation Silhouettes from Deer Custom Designs (Etsy)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Valedictorian)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, silver brads, xyron X

Music inspired cards

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Music Wedding

I had an order for a wedding with blues and grey tones and music themed…she is an opera singer. I didn’t get to April’s Card Sketch #2 – originally a Paper Craft Crew #235 – last month and when I looked at it I thought it would work for a wedding card. This is what I came up with and was very pleased with it.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, cinder, smokey, bazzill white)
Accents/Tools: Twine from Target, heart rhinestones, The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Music Birthday

So I needed a music themed birthday for a 96 year old (I made her one last year too). Since I had just made the music wedding card I thought maybe I could put flowers instead of hearts and this is how it turned out. The Recollections flowers were a RAK from TexasMomOf4 several years ago.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.
I made another one (see attached) but made it general birthday with a Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I used Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #235 for my inspiration.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

Happy Birthday flowers

I made the music one and still had a set of flowers left so I made another one just using a Happy Birthday folder instead.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

4 kids Mother’s Day Card

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Mothers Day Grizzell

One of the men I work with has 4 kids and he likes them to be represented on his Mother’s Day card to his wife. This year I went with butterflies. He has 2 girls and 2 boys and the girls are older…hopefully you can tell from the butterflies! I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #208 as my inspiration. The color combo I got from a color swatch at In Color Balance…I found a pin of it at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/309763280608472542/

May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme category – Mother’s Day.

SUPPLIES:
Steel Dies: Memory Box (Marielle Butterflies, Cascadia Butterfly Trio)
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Parakeet, Yosemite, Lemonade), American Crafts (Taffy)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folder, Fiskars scallop sentiment edge punch

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Green and Grey Wedding

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Green Gray wedding

I made this for a lady whose daughter was getting married and her colors were gray and greens. I used VELLUM!!! that swirl sheet is vellum from who knows how long ago!

I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #395 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGE:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – vellum.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Wedding Silhouette from Clearly Digi Stamps (store closed)
Inks: my husband changed the color and look of the outline in Photoshop.
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, bazzill white)
Patterned Paper: vellum (unknown)
Accents/Tools: gems, The Paper Studio silk flowers (greens), glue dots, Xyron 510

Mother’s Day Cards

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You are fabulous.JPG

I needed a flamingo Mother’s Day card for a grandma. I have been making her cards for the past 4-5 years and she always gets a flamingo. I tried to use sketch #3 of the Card Sketch Challenge but the flamingo was too big so it didn’t come out looking like the sketch too much. But it was my inspiration. I used foil paper in the background and cut the words out of gold paper.

Challenges:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Product: foil
2) May Card Sketch Challenge -sketch #3 – original Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #240.

SUPPLIES:
Flamingo die cut – My Mind’s Eye (on trend 2)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Patina, Petunia)
Patterned Paper: Recollections foil paper, gold – Paper Studio
Twine: Target dollar store
Accents/Tools: Cricut, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Colorful Mothers Day

I have a standing order for a mom that loves rainbow colors. So some years I do actually rainbow colors and other years I just do other bright colors. This year I picked the color category for the Card Inspirational card challenge with her in mind. I then used a card from Cardiographer and one from Simon Says Stamp Blog as my inspiration.
I also got to use new goodies I had just ordered after being influenced on here that I needed these goodies!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Color Category

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (bazzill blue, Mexican Poppy, Passionate, Raven) American Crafts (Cabbage, Blossom)
Dies: Spellbinders (Marisa’s Bouquet) (fantastic flourish 1), Impression Obsession (IO stamps) Die (Happy Mother’s Day)
Accents/Tools: Xyron 510, Xyron X,

Hearts & Flowers

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Happy Mothers Day flowers hearts

My big boss asked me to make a card for his wife. When asked for ideals he said hearts and flowers. Well Karen picked Cardabilities #112 sketch for the bonus sketch this month and I thought it just might work…and it did! I had no ideal if she liked purple or aqua when I made this so I was glad when he told me she liked those colors!

My husband was shocked when I showed him this card…he said it was out of my comfort zone. I said it was but it was and I got to play with a bunch of my new toys. He really liked it and always encourages me to try new things or things that scare me (inks!!) This I will turn this into a couple wedding cards I have coming up!

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Mother’s Day
2) May Card Sketch Category – bonus sketch

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (velvet, snapdragon, Artesian Pool, Atlantic)
Gold Paper: Paper Studio
Inks: Dylusions Crused Grape
Accents/Tools: Memory Box Flicker Hearts die cut, Memory Box Botanical Stem die cut, Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbles & Splat die, buttons, twine, xyron, purple floss,

Bearded Iris

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Mother strength and dignity

I made this for a guy at work for his mother. She just happens to be a customer of mine so I love making cards for her. One of her favorite flowers is the purple Iris so that is what I used. He picked out this verse for the front of the card. I used sketch #3 of the May Card Sketch Challenge as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #3 – original sketch Paper Craft Crew card sketch #240.
2) May Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – product – foil. The striped paper is foil.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Bearded Iris @ Fred, She Said Designs
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Cardstock: Paper Studio (dark purple)
Patterned Paper: Gold (paper studio), DCWV Paper Pack (Violet Leaf)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors

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