Monday, July 22, 2013

Graduate Card

Good evening everyone,
Wow time does fly when you're busy.  I hadn't realized how long it had been since I posted a card.  Here's the graduation card I made for one of my friend's daughter.  Her last to graduate.  I used Always Artichoke (retired, Stampin' Up) as the background cardstock and attached black cardstock (has a shimmer to it, don't remember who the manufacturer is) on the Always Artichoke.  I stamped the Graduate Stamp (Paper Inspirations) in Tuxedo Black ink (Momento) and 3 of the butterflies from an old Stampin' Up stamp set (which I don't remember the name of) in Tuxedo Black ink on a sheet of designer paper from BoBunny's Country Garden Collection.  The green sparkling ribbon was recycled from some flowers I received earlier in the year.  The ribbon worked great with this card.  I knew keeping the ribbon was a great idea, even if every time I pick up the ribbon, I get glitter all over me!  Thanks again for stopping by!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Flowering Flourishes Thank you

I CASed these thank you cards from a good friend, who is also a Stampin' Up demonstrator, Deb Bird, at a stamp camp she held last fall.  I never really looked at this stamp set (Flowering Flurishes) until she made this card.  As you can see, I fell in love with this set.  I've used it in different colors many times.  The green sets (Stampin' Up Old Olive cardstock and ink and Gumball Green cardstock and ink) I made for one of my co-workers who wanted some thank you notes.  I finished the cards off with some crystal stickles.

The purple card I made was for a wedding shower gift for another good friend's daughter who was married a week ago.  I made her 40 cards.  I used purple, as that was the color of the bridesmaids' dresses.  It was stamped with Stampin' Up's Concord Crush ink and the textured purple cardstock I bought at my local scrapbook store, Scrap, Scribble and Stick.  I used gemstones by the Paper Studio that I found at Hobby Lobby.  The thank you stamp is also from Stampin' Up, but I don't know which set it came from.  FYI, Concord Crush has been discontinued from Stampin' Up.  Gumball Green in one of the 2012-2014 in colors.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to have another post later this week.  I still have a graduation card, a wedding card and a couple of birthday cards to show.