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Friday, May 18, 2012

BC265: Congratulations!


It's that time of the year when Seniors are embarking on a new adventure- COLLEGE.  Today our blogger's challenge theme is GRADUATION.  I was able to create a few graduation cards, so I'll be sharing 2 similar ones today.

I was inspired by my friend Beth Matson's cards with her banner, although mine turned out so much larger than hers did.  I love her layout and the use of patterned papers.


The Play Date Cafe Challenge this week is black, white with a splash of mustard- so I went with those colors.  Over at the Great Impressions Challenge (new to me) the challenge was anything goes.

Both of my cards use the same products and similar designs.  I masked the sentiment - love these blooms from Amuse!  For my 2nd card I decided not to off set the banner but instead cut the card down to fit the banner so this card is only 2 1/4" wide, but I love the different size!


Join us over at Blogger's Challenge today, would love to see your ideas for Graduation.
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Card details:
Stamps: Sentiment Sampler from Paper Smooches, Bursting Blooms from Amuse, Go Confidently from Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Golden Tiara from Clear & Simple Stamps, Basic Black and Whisper White from SU, Teresa Collins Caroline Breeze
Inks: Perfect Little Black Dress
Embellishments: Kaiser Craft Pearls, Polka Dots Embossing Folder from Quickcutz

11 comments:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I cannot decide which card I love more! I love that embossed black paper on the first one--and the design is AMAZING:) LOVE:) Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC!

Deloris said...

Fabulous! Love both of them! Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

tonistamps said...

I love both of these Kim! Great designs, and I love the colors you used.

Clear and Simple Stamps said...

Both of these cards are fabulous Kim! Design, colors, layout - just fabulous...

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are simply wonderful, Kim! Very elegant feel to both cards! Love them! Have a terrific weekend! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful graduation cards, wonder images and design!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Both versions are great Kim! I love the large size of the banners and how you masked out the stems and then stamped the sentiments.

Donna Bowman said...

Great graduation cards Kim!! They are both so pretty and creative! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe this week!!

Suzanne C said...

Both are great! Love the banners and how they were used differently in each card.

Lori said...

Love these, Kim! Perfect graduation cards--love how you used the banner die, too.

Deloris said...

Congratulations on winning challenge #3 at Great Impressions stamps!

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