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

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Recipe for a Happy Birthday

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Recipe for A Happy Birthday

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One of my regular customers needed a birthday card for her daughter. Her daughter loves to cook. So I decided to do a recipe theme. There weren’t a lot of ideals out there and mostly were for birthday invitations. So I took some bits and pieces from some cards on the internet then added my own ingredients (ideals came from the mom on how they celebrate birthdays) to make a personalized birthday card!

The “lift category” this month in the April Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com is to lift Cardiographer!! She is one of my favorites and is a friend of mine. She loves Doodlebug (so do I…friendship at first sight!) and she ROCKS it!! I keep telling her she needs to try out for their design team! Even though I did not “lift” a card of hers I “lifted” the use of Doodlebug which doesn’t count for the challenge but I least made a cute card!! Her cards are cuter but I tried! I fussy cut the presents out of some paper. And used a die cut to make the balloons. The recipe card was from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she has some freebies on her site Papercraft Romance.)

CHALLENGES:
1) April Inspirational Card Challenge – lift Category – used Doodlebug like my friend Cardiographer does!

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Recipe Card from Deedee’s Digis (new site with some freebies http://papercraftromance.com/
Cardstock: Bazzill (Bubblegum,)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Sugar Shoppe), (Birthday Girl on the pink dotted balloon)
Accents/Tools: Paper Smooches Balloon dies, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, black string

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Favorite Fish in the Sea

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One of the ladies at work wanted a card for her almost 1 yoa granddaughter to give her 16 yoa uncle (ladies son) for Valentine’s Day. She asked for that saying to be on the card. I decided to put it on the outside of the card and put Happy Valentine’s Day on the inside. I used the fish and rock scene from Diver Daniel Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business but she does have a blog she offers some of her images).

I was looking through my sketches trying to find something that would work with several fishes and one of them going the opposite direction. I decided to use Feeling Sketchy #162 as my inspiration. I flipped the elements so the cluster was on the right and the single fish was on the left. Instead of banners I used the rock image. I also flipped the elements upside down. She loved it when I gave it to her yesterday!

CHALLENGES:
1) Feeling Sketchy #162 – use the sketch provided
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Love

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Diver Daniel Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis (she has a blog where she does offer some of her digis https://papercraftromance.com/
Cardstock: Amercian Crafts (Cabbage), Bazzill (Evening Surf)
Inks: Large fish pre-colored in the digital stamp. I colored the smaller ones in photoshop. All were printed on a Canon Ink Jet Printer.
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, xyron x, heart punch, circle punch, American Craft enamel dots (Dear Lizzy)
Technique: Paper tearing

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A Christmas Owl and Panda

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So this was for one of the granddaughters of the lady at work. She requested an owl as that is what the granddaughter is into. I had been wanting to make a stair step card with these owls from Daydream Designs (no longer in business). I didn’t get the card done I wanted to make but I did use the owl! I saw MOJOMonday #477 sketch and thought it would work but was trying to figure out what to put in the corner. They are small but there are candy canes on the owls belly. So I went looking through my Cricut cartridges and found some that were perfect on the Christmas Cheer cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have items that start with an “s” or a “t”. Stripes, swirls, santa hat, scarf

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cool Friends – Diane’s Daydream Designs (out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, piglet, white, cinder), American Crafts (cricket)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Taylored Expressions Diagonal Stripe embossing folder, Sizzix swirls & squares in ovals set embossing folder, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

panda-christmas

For the ladies granddaughter who loves Panda’s. I took a panda image from Deedee’s Digis and paired it with a santa hat and present from Santa’s Accessories at Doodle Pantry. Well, my husband combined them for me in Photoshop! I got my inspiration from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #188. I used some very old (2005) Doodlebug paper!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Panda Pride by Deedee’s Digis (she currently post some of her digis at Paper Craft Romance), Santa Accessories @ Doodle Pantry
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, Bazzill Green), American Crafts cardstock (cricket)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Cheerfully Christmas type)
Inks; pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: white brads (paper studio), Darice embossing folder

I didn’t forget your birthday…

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I didnt Forget Birthday

Inside: I keep thinking it’s in July.

So Karen is hosting the Inspirational Card Challenge this month at Scrapbook.com and the Bonus Category is – Make a card for a belated birthday (7/2/16 – National I Forgot Day). As soon as I saw this I thought “did I forget again?” and got out my address book that has a birthday calendar in it. Yep, my step-mother-in-law’s birthday was in June not July. But to my defense I really thought it was in July. See we missed it last year but we really did just miss it last year. This year I was thinking about it and even looked and got in my head that I didn’t have birthday cards to make in June but had hers in July. So I tried to explain to her that she gets to celebrate the same birthday twice so it’s a bonus for her!! She laughed!! But also to my defense I do this with several people. If you remember last year I had to mail a card to my BFF (yes, best friend) EVERY month just so I would remember to put her card in the mail BEFORE her birthday…it worked!! And my best friend from 6th grade I still think her birthday is 9/23 when it is actually 9/22 so I also call her a day late. I have issues!! But it came in perfect timing for Karen’s challenge! Thanks Karen for helping a girl out!!

So in searching for ideals (cause my husband came up with a real cute one last year when we screwed up) I wasn’t sure what to do for this year. Well I saw a card with this saying and an elephant on it. When I read the outside of that card  the saying for the inside of my card came to me so I knew it was meant to be. I remembered Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business) had a cute elephant about not forgetting. Then I had tons of scraps that my friend left for me after helping her make signs for a wedding. Everything on this card is from scraps!!

CHALLENGES:
1) MOJO Monday #456 – Use the sketch provided as your inspiration.
2) July Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – belated birthday card.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Never Forgotten Digital Stamp (Deedee’s Digis – out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Ash, African Daisy, white)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (The Garment District)
Ink: Pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Ek Success 1/16 pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, Recollections enamel dots

Encouragment Cards

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Strong

A lady at work saw a card I made with this quote so she requested this quote for her BF husband who is going through some health issues. (The card for her BF is next!)
I used the colors from the May Inspirational Card Challenge – color category. I used MFTWSC182 sketch which was one of the sketches in last months April Inspirational Challenge. I used all scraps for this card.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Color category.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Wordart – Ginger’s House Blog 06/09/09
Cardstock: Bazzill (admiral, brown)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing folder (Wicker Weave), old button

Hang In There2

So the lady at work wanted a card for her BFF whose husband has been injured and not healing. Been a long road but they finally found out he has something that keeps him from healing. There is no cure but they can manage it now that they know he has it. My co-worker wanted to encourage her friend during this time. She found the “hang in there” card I did for my friend and said she wanted something similar. This is what I came up with. I used MOJO Sketch #446 for my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) May Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a past MOJO sketch.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Hang in There from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Flamingo, Artesian Pool)
Inks: colored in photoshop by my husband and printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Taylored Expresseions embossing folder (cloudy days), EK Success double embossd dotted lace edge punch, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Owl Valentine

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Owl Valentine

Inside: YOU! That’s whooo-whooo! Happy Valentine’s Day

A lady at work requested 2 valentine cards one with an owl and one with a panda. So I used Owl my Love Digital image from Deedee’s Digis which is no longer in business (darn life gets in the way!). I used a sketch posted at Scrapbook.com in the Feb Card Sketch Challenge. Again everything came from the scrap drawers except for the brown card base.

CHALLENGES:
1) Feb Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #4 (original sketch: Viva La Verve Sketches Aug 2015 week 2)
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Photo Inspirational – went with the valentine theme.

3) Digitally Sweet Challenges #147 – spots and stripes. Can only see a few spots but they are on the circle patterned paper.

Supplies:
Digital Image: Owl My Love from Deedee’s Digis (no longer in business)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Rusty Pickle
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Cricut cartridge elegant edges, Making Memories edge distresser, corner rounder, 1/16 Ek Success pop dots,

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