Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Celebrate Grad!

#stampinup  I still need to make a few more graduation cards--there are so many high school and college grads in my life! It's a blessing to know these special young people...and one mom who returned to school and got her degree after her kids finished school. You go, girl!

The color challenge at this week's Create with Connie & Mary was a great inspiration for my final batch of graduation cards.


I started with a Lost Lagoon card base and added a Hello Honey mat. Next, I used Lost Lagoon ink to stamp two rows of flags from the "Celebrate Today" stamp set on the corner of a Whisper White panel.

I stamped one balloon in Hello Honey onto Whisper White card stock and added "graduation" in Lost Lagoon. I cut this out with the matching Balloon Framelits. I also cut a So Saffron balloon with the framelits and stamped the dots on top with So Saffron ink.

Then, I cut a 1" strip of So Saffron card stock, flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch, and stamped the word "celebrate" in Lost Lagoon.

I attached the balloons with Stampin' Dimensionals and tied a bow with a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

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  1. What a super fun graduation card - the bunting and balloons just shout 'celebration'!! Thanks for the reminder that this stamp set contains a graduation reference - I had totally forgotten that and this is a great way to use it! I'm sure your graduates, young and old(er) will love it. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  2. Wow, what a fun card that your graduates are sure to love! Giving the balloons dimension was a good idea, it really makes them pop off the page! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. This really is the perfect set for everything celebration, isn't it?!? I'm still needing a couple grad cards as well and you've inspired me to use this set! Thanks! I'm sure your graduate will really enjoy receiving this wonderful card! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Great idea to use this set for graduation...surprisingly, we only had one person we knew graduating this year so I didn't have many to make! Love your fun card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. What a fun and great graduation card! Love how this set can be used for a number of celebratory occasions! Great use of the challenge colors this week! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary for the challenge!

  6. What a GREAT graduation card! Love the banners on the top and for some odd reason I had not thought of using this set as graduation! LOVE it! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. Great way to use the balloon set. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week!

  8. Great card! I am loving the balloons in those colours. :)
    Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!