SU Graduation Card

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.


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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SU Starburst Sayings with Kaliedoscope DSP

How many times have you been asked, “Can you make me a card?” You respond, “Sure, when do you need it?” The answer you get is…NOW. This quick card was born out of one of those moments today. I turned to Seize the Sketch # 18 for inspiration.


Of course, I got it done for my son but…I had to take a quick photo…

SU Starburst Sayings Kalieda-Polka Dots

I haven’t made a card with DSP covering a large portion of the card base without a border for quite some time…I really like the look. *Note to self- do it more often:)

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Starburst Sayings
INK: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Strawberry Slush
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Kaleidoscope DSP, SU Crushed Curry
TOOLS: SU Starburst Sayings Framelits, SU Tasteful Trim (rick rack) on the Retiring List

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And more FUN today…

As I mentioned a few days ago, I came up to camp with the hubby this week and have been preparing for my card classes next week and my card swapping club that meets in early December. I have thank you and graduation/wedding cards for my part of the swapping so I decided to design my last graduation card using Nance’s cool sketch with diagonals and chevrons at The Paper Players # 160 this week. I used the new Stylish Stripes embossing folder on this card. I just cut out a portion of it and mounted it on a diagonal. I also used the new Chevron punch from the Holiday Mini-catalog. I know both of these new toys will get played with often:)

SU Word Play 2 Chevron Bling

Card Recipe:
STAMPS:  SU Word Play (retired), SU Oh, Hello
INK: SU Smoky Slate, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Basic Gray, SU Silver Glimmer Paper
ACCESSORIES: SU Mini Silver Brad
TOOLS: SU Oval Framelits, SU Stylish Stripes EF, Geometric Shapes dies by Sizzix


SU Patterned Occasions

I wanted to use some of my Parker’s Patterns DSP before it retires next month. It is such a great DSP for masculine cards or kid/teenage cards. I love it- the colors go together so nicely. I used the Fab Friday # 17 sketch challenge to create this fun card:

SU Patterned Occasions Smarty Pants2
Did you notice how the jeans stamped with faded knees? I was not trying to make it look that way but when it stamped that way- I liked it!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Patterned Occasions
INK: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Marina Mist, SU Early Espresso, SU Very Vanilla, SU Daffodil Delight
ACCESSORIES: SU Natural Trim Ribbon, random brads
TOOLS: SU Corner Punch and Slot Punches (both retired), SU Word Window Punch, SU Houndstooth EF

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Another SU Occasions Alphabet—well, there are 26 letters…

Since there are 26 letters in the alphabet, I could be posting one for the next 24 days…but I won’t. I just could not resist doing another one for the CASual Fridays Challenge #90 -Black and White+ one color.  I could not use yesterday’s baby card post since Dynamic Duos asks not to be entered with another color challenge- if I read the rules correctly? Anyhow, I was inspired to make this card from Marion Vagg’s card on the MUSE #6 Challenge:


I totally was in awe of Marion’s use of Washi tape. I have been seeing this everywhere and wanted to get my hands on some. Last week, my friend Sandy and I had a fun girls’ running around day, and I picked up some of this trendy Washi tape…and here I got to not only use it but also  get dizzy looking at it:

SU Occasions Alphabet- G!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Occasions Alphabet
INK: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper WHite
TOOLS: Nestabilities Ovals, Paper Hole Puncher