June 27, 2009

Graduation Cards!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I needed two graduation cards for a party this afternoon, one for my niece, and one for my nephew, and here is what I came up with!

My first card combines two challenges, yesterday's Limited Supply Challenge on SCS, LSC226, Chinese Take Out, and today's Inspiration Challenge, IC186, The Charm School Dropout. I was so inspired by the colors and patterns in this picture here.

For my card, I used this ADORABLE cuppie from A Year of Sweets 3 from Taylored Expressions. My sentiment is from A Year of Sweet Sentiments, which is my favorite, go to sentiment set!!

I stamped my image onto Choice Snow White Cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Copic Markers. The two different patterns of DSP are from Patterns Pack and Patterns Pack II from SU!.

As per the rules of the Chinese Take Out Challenge, I chose to use Ribbon and Brads for my embellies, and I used a ribbon knot of Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon and White Brads by American Crafts!!

This was SUCH a fun card to make and I LOVED this LSC!!!

Stamps: A Year of Sweets 3 and A Year of Sweet Sentiments from Taylored Expressions
Paper: Brocade Blue, Choice Snow White Cardstock, Real Red DSP from Patterns Pack and Brocade Blue DSP from Patterns Pack II
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, White Brads by American Crafts, Paper Piercing Tool and Template and Dimensionals

I made this next card for my niece. She just graduated from Middle School so I wanted her card to be a bit more grown up and funky.

The layout that I used is from Julee's blog from May, and this card is for Thursday's Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS, WT224, Bold & Bright!!

I thought that these two new In Colors, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry, fit the Bold & Bright really well, and I love how they look together!! The DSP is Razzleberry Lemondade, also from SU!.

For my card, I used this gorgeous set from Verve called Up Up and Away, and I stamped the balloon in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock. I colored it with Copic Markers.

The sentiment, So Proud Of You, is from Uplifting Phrases, also from Verve Stamps!! I finished off my card withe some yummy new Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon and four of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles from Taylored Expressions in the corner. I think my niece will really love this card!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

Stamps: Up Up and Away and Uplifting Phrases by Verve Stamps
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Choice Snow White & Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles and Dimensionals



  1. These are sooo awesome Jodi!!! Love them both...I just love the bus and bus driver..too darn cute!

  2. Cute, cute stuff, Jodi! And let me just say -- your new blog banner ROCKS!!! (I'm just getting back to my google reading after taking a few weeks off due to travel, so if I'm really late in congratulating you on that, I have an excuse! ;) )

  3. Oh I just adore these Jodi! LOVE the graduation card. . perfect and the balloon card. . .awesome! You rock!

  4. What great graduation cards Jod!! Your coloring rocks my friend!!

  5. I love the first card it looks so pretty

  6. AWW!! How sweet!! These are just as cute as can be!! I love your fun coloring!! ;) TFS!


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