Graduation

SU Bravo with New Bohemian DSP and Boho Chic Embossing Folder

May 29, 2015

You saw that fun Bohemian Designer Series Paper on my Paper Share Post– You can see it HERE.  I wanted to showcase its rich, vibrant colors with this Congratulations card- perfect for the graduation parties coming up really soon!

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 I LOVE a paper with a ton of colors to play with- this one has Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon with Very Vanilla as its neutral base on some of the papers. The new Delightful Dijon color is making my sorrow of losing More Mustard a few years back a little less severe.

SU Bravo Bohemian

My first step in making this card was using the NEW Boho Chic embossing folder on the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment with the SU Bravo stamp set.  My Stampin’ Write markers worked perfectly to do a little sprinkling of dots to jazz up the sentiment a bit. Since it was a photopolymer, I actually cut the stamp apart so I could use multiple colors without having to mask any words! I cut it cleanly without trimming so it would pop right back together again when I want it whole!

I cut the banner with the new Triple Banner punch that can cut up to 2″- I will be using that a lot for sure! Various stars were cut out with framelits from the Star set- big one, the Scentsational Season (retired)- smallest one, and another medium sized one, I can’t place right now.

SU Bravo Bohemian Inside

I  also used the SU Bravo stamp set for the inside sentiment. You can just stamp the words or add  a simple pocket holder for a gift card or money.

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 The  inside bottom was decorated with stamps from the New SU Bohemian Borders stamp set. I am very excited that Stampin’ Up designed and created a DSP, an embossing folder, and a stamp set that coordinate!

Getting excited…..We can order soon- JUNE 2!

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SU Your Perfect Day

March 31, 2015

Who says the SU Your Perfect Day stamp set is just for Wedding cards? I used this neat font to create a Graduation card for the special guy of my daughter’s college roomie. He will be graduating in May with his Nursing degree from my daughter’s and my alma mater Indiana University of PA. Of course, I used the school colors Crimson (ahem, retired Raspberry Ripple) and Gray for my colors.  I don’t think he follows my blog so I believe I am safe to post…

I used the sketch at Pals Paper Arts # 245.

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 I also “loosely” cased the sketch on the Can You Case It Card Challenge #63 site.

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I cased the star die cut and a simple sentiment. Ok, I might be pushing the sketch a bit …but I wanted to share how easy it would be to CASE this card with any school colors for a guy or gal. I just used a sticky note to mask off the little hearts at the end of the flourish on the “C” as well as the “TWO” that was beside the “TO YOU,” and I had a great all occasion Congrats! Here is a photo of the stamp image before I masked and stamped:

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SU On Your Perfect Day IUP congrats

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An Oldie but Goodie from 2001- SU Congratulations

It’s graduation season, and our family is headed to their first “out of the family” graduation celebration. But it is like family- our neighbor’s son is graduating high school and heading to college.

I pulled out an Oldie but Goodie (SU Congratulations 2001) to make a money holder for David. I have always loved this old set but the CONGRATULATIONS was large and hard to use on a card but wonderful for a long money holder! I have yet to let go of any stamp set I have purchased for the last 12 years, and this is one I will continue to use:)

SU Congratulations 2001 Outside

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SU Congratulations 2001 Both

Congratulations to all of you on your loved ones’ graduations this year. Enjoy the celebrations and the yummy food…can’t wait to see what the Lewis Family has in store for us today!

Here are some measurements since a few have asked how I made this after I returned from the grad party which was awesome!

To make the outside red base holder:

Start with a 7″ x 7 1/4″ piece of CS. Score at 2″ and 5 1/4″ on the 7 1/4″ side. Place adhesive along the bottom 1/8″ of the CS and fold in the sides adhering them to form a pocket. I actually used the chubby oval from the Word Bubble Framelits to make the half oval on the top of the red base when I ran it through the Big Shot. Then I stamped the sentiment on white CS lager then the red base so I had room to play with it and lined it up with the cut out I made on the red card base. I laid the same oval framelit over the white CS and used a stick note to hold it in place where it matched up with my other cut out. I lifted it off carefully and ran the white CS through the Big Shot. You can trim off on the bottom if needed. Better to have excess if needed! I added some strips of leftover black CS to the sides of the white CS and trimmed along the inside of the curved half oval cut-out.

To make the inside black sliding money holder inside:

Cut a 7″ by 3″ piece of black CS. Cut a 3″ by 4″ piece and cut an angle on the top for the pocket to hold the cash or check. Adhere to the slider base about 1/8″ on the left side and the bottom. This forms a pocket that allows you to slide the gift into from the right side which was good since I had a few bills to put in it that did not get all bunched up- much easier when the right side is open. Adhere some sort of tab with an embellishment to pull it out.

New SU @So Social with SU Spiral Flower Die Gift Boxes

This week’s Paper Pals Arts # 202 challenge features

Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Crumb Cake- a great color combo!

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I had just used the cute SU Kraft Boxes (# 124106) at class this week with red felt spiral cut flowers for a Mother’s Day gift box. I decided I wanted to use the box and 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon as my Crumb Cake color for this challenge. We used classic red and black for our mothers but my mind went to my daughter who is graduating in one week from today with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. I wanted to make a fresh and trendy gift box for her so I decided to use Bermuda Bay,  Real Red, and the Polka Dotted Kaleidoscope DSP.  I also used a new stamp set called @So Social that will be in the upcoming catalog  available for order on June 2  It is soooooooo cute! It was given out as a Prize Patrol at the Catalog Premier last week. It has 21 different trendy hashtags and @ greetings.  The Word Window and Modern Label Punches worked well to highlight the on trend sentiments.  My daughter will be impressed with how hip it is!

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SU @So Social Box Front View

Below is the gift box we made at class this week for Mother’s Day that inspired me to make another one for my daughter. We used the classic SU Modern Medley DSP. The SU Spiral Flower Bigz Die (# 129379) is AMAZING! It cuts out beautifully, and felt is so unbelievably easy to wind around making these beautiful roses in seconds! The Delicate Doily Sizzlet L Die (# 126999) is still available on the Retired List. We used SU Teeny Tiny Wishes and SU Label Love cut out with the Modern Label Punch on this one.

SU Spiral Flower Black Box

Two different looks using the same idea- something classic for an older lady and something trendy for the younger lady! Of course, it could go either way for either lady, too.

SU Spiral Flower Boxes

A little tip: to keep the burlap ribbon attached to the box without permanently adhering it, I used velcro dots so the box can be opened and even recycled again for another gift:)

SU Peachy Keen with On Film Framelits

I just love that little camera in the SU Peachy Keen stamp set! I wanted to pair it with the camera pattern from the I AM ME Designer Series Paper but it was too busy so I went with the trusty, fresh polka dots. I used Summer Starfruit instead of So Saffron for a little more color, and used a single stamp I had picked up at the craft store since it seemed to fit with the capturing of a moment with a picture.   I played along with the crafters at Freshly Made Sketches # 130 this week with this card.FMS130

 

I think it could be a graduation card with Congrats inside, what do you think?

 

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Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Peachy Keen, sentiment from Studio G
INK: SU Real Red, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Basic Gray
PAPER: SU Basic Gray, SU Whisper White, SU Real Red, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Pool Party, SU I AM ME DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Rhinestones
TOOLS: SU On Film Framelits, SU 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ Circle Punches

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