Friday, May 9, 2014

It's Graduation Time Again!

Here we are again...... graduation season.  Boy, that always comes around fast!  I need to remind myself next winter to start making graduation cards in bulk!  I can never keep up!  Here are 2 cards that I made this week. They are both for college graduates.  One from the University of Michigan and one from THE Ohio State University.

I started out by drawing some light pencil lines diagonally on white cardstock to help with placement and then stamped "grad" in the alternating school colors.  The little graduation caps are stickers, but I put baby powder on the backs to "take the sticky off" and then popped them up with a pop dot.  The silver ink on the second card kept wanting to smear, so I needed to seal it.  I sprayed each card with Glitter Dust and that seemed to help.  The Glitter Dust is hard to see in the pictures, but it does give the cards a nice finish.

Supplies Used:
Grad stamp - MorningStar Rubber Stamps
Congratulations Graduate stamp - Hampton Art
Graduation Cap stickers - Sticko
Inks:  Harvest Gold (Papertrey Ink) Red Royal, Silver & Navy (Hero Arts)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Happy Birthday

Just a quick post to show the card that I made this morning.  It was rainy and nasty outside, so I figured it was a good time to sneak away to my craft room.   I recently saw THIS card on Pinterest and it quickly became my inspiration.  I just love the bright colors.

Supplies Used:
Stamps - Birthday Bash Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Inks - Winter Wisteria, Orange Zest, New Leaf,  Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink) Black (VersaFine)
Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
Ribbon & Cardstock

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Make It Monday #162: Paper Scrap Pie Charts

This week's "Make It Monday" challenge at Papertrey Ink is all about using your scraps in pie-shaped pieces.  Lord knows, I have an abundance of scraps, so this was a great challenge for me!   Here is my card:

Thank you for stopping by!

 Supplies Used:
Sentiment - Think Big Favorites #4 - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug Design and Paper Studio
Misc. - button, twine & pearls