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Congratulations grad

Happy Thursday! Short weeks go by so fast! I'm not feeling as lazy tonight, so I am going to post all details and instructions! This card is inspired by K. Werner's Color Challenge and is ALL STAMPIN' UP!. I haven't participated in a few weeks (well, last week I made a Valentine's card for Mac, but never posted that). This year, I have 3 graduations and all are graduate school, post-graduate school, or some other professional study. So, I thought I'd start now on making some graduation cards because before I know it, May will be here.

As a random side note, I purchased Make it Tonight by FineCooking.com at Whole Foods last week. I've cooked 3 dishes so far and all were FABULOUS. I like to cook, but get bored easily when I run out of new dishes. This magazine and website have re-sparked my cooking motivation. Mac has enjoyed all of the dishes too. The website features countless recipes. Grab the magazine or just check out the website, both are great starts to a happy stomach! Most times, I add my own twist to each recipe to make it my own (similar to card making), but they give you such great ideas for new meals. Enjoy!

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!

  1. Trim kiwi kiss cardstock to 4.25" x 11", then score at 5.5".
  2. Trim really rust cardstock to about 5.25" x 4.25" and stamp polka dot background.
  3. Trim more mustard cardstock to about 4.25" x 1.25" and adhere on rust cardstock.
  4. Tie ribbon around mustard cardstock into a bow.
  5. Stamp 'grad' on white cardstock and cut out.
  6. Stamp 'congratulations' on mustard cardstock and cut out.
  7. Adhere sentiments to rust cardstock.
  8. Adhere rust cardstock to kiwi kiss card base.

:: My Goodies {Congratulations Grad}::
Stamps: SU-Great Grads + Polka Dot
Ink: SU-Kiwi Kiss
Cardstocks: Stampin' Up!-Kiwi Kiss + Really Rust + More Mustard; PaperSource-White
Accessories: SU!-kiwi kiss stripe ribbon
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2


Yankee in England said...

What a fun Grad card! I can't believe it is time to have to start thinking about that, never too early to be prepared. Great job on the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Mmm... beautiful!! Love the 'citrus' colours.. my faves!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Love the boldness in your card Ashley!

Barb W said...

LOVE this card, Ashley. The colors are great, but I especially like what you did with the stamped image. VERY nice.

Thanks for the recipe site, too. I am always looking for new recipes to keep my family fed and happy.

Hope all is well with you~Barb

shaz hank said...

It is a great card I agree with the ladies!

Anonymous said...

This is wicked, cutting out the grad was smart, it really stands out!

Savitri said...

Woah, awesome card, girl!!! Love it!!!! I don't do a lot of grad cards and now i want to do one :P

Anonymous said...

I'm new to card making and love the ideas you have posted. Your cards a beautiful

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