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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It's that time of year

for graduation cards. No, not my DD ~ goodness, I've got 2 years left before that happens. Heck, I'm going grey now - let's not push it!

There is a lady at Ricky's work that asked if I will make some graduation announcements for her. Actually, they are more for a party. She is having a graduation party for her daughter and she needs 50 invites. Yikes! 50!! I've never made that many of one card before, so I hope I don't get bored with them. So yesterday I set out to make a few samples to have her look at.

This first one is actually really simple. I was not sure what she wanted since I've not talked to her. She mentioned this to hubby and I thought that I'd make a little of everything. Some people don't like things too complicated looking.

The school colors are red and black - pretty basic so I used Real Red and Basic Black on all the cards.

The stamps for this card are from Clear Dollar Stamps. Do you know how difficult it was for me to find just the right graduation stamps?
I stamped the 2008 all over the base card in black ink. I stamped the stars from Rubber Stampede with Encore Gold ink and the saying "The tassel was worth the hassel" in black right on to the layer. I used my black gel pen to "stich" around the edges, then I sponged some Real Red ink around that layer. I stamped the hat and diploma and cut and pasted them to the card.

This card is pretty basic too. But when I think that I have 50 to make, I think I might want to stay a little basic.

This card is also made using Real Red and Basic Black paper. The stamps are from Clear Dollar and from Angi-b. She is going out of business so I scored on some rubber for cheap!!

I stamped the stars background in black ink. I cut a panel of Basic Black out and glued it down. I also "stiched" around the outer side of it with my gel pen ~ it's hard to see in the photo. I stamped the images and cut and pasted them to the card. This one was one of my favorites until my DD and friend confirmed for me that the tassle looks more like a squid. Hmm, this one might not fly!!

Now, this card may look familiar to some of you. Yes, I cased it out of the SU! 2006 catty. It is just a tad bit different. Hey, it was late and I was running out of ideas ~ AND I still had to make dinner.

I asked the kids opinion and they said that they really liked this one, but it needed something. So of course after I took the picture I thought for a while more and decided to stamp some stars at the top. It was just too plain.

This card is actually one of my favorites from the samples. It was not too difficult to make. I used my Cricut to cut out the numbers, and my little Xyron sticker maker to adhere them. All I had to do was stamp out the cap and diploma & the saying and that was it. The cap and diploma images are from Angi-b. I stamped the 2008 in gold and you cant tell from the picture (I think it's time for a new camera) but I stamped the stars in gold on the red panel behind the 2008.
Well, so far out of all of these, which do you like the most?? or the least?? Leave me a comment and let me know! I'll then let you all know what she does pick!!

Have a great day!


Nicola said...

Loads of choice. Nice cards. I like the big 2008 one. Great Job.


punknscrap said...

Awesome cards, the red and black is really effective. Nicely done.

Amanda G said...

They all look great, but I do like the last one the best.

Betty said...

Oh Joani! You've done it again! Do you know that I graduated from SCH? (1969)
My pick would be the 2008 card - simply because everyone has waited for this date, the cap w/diploma says the rest.....

Fiona Whitehead said...

They are all fab - but I like the large 2008 one best!