My niece recently graduated from her Physician Assistant Program, so I wanted to send her a card. I used some fun stickers and this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge. Stickers are from Michael's Recollection Collection.
This week I tried something new ... creating with the Party Paws Papercrafting CD-Rom from Crafter's Companion. It's filled with all sorts of sentiments, papers and pre-colored images (for when you don't have time to color ... or maybe don't quite yet have the skills to make it look as good as you'd like). My cute graduation image printed perfectly on Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.
I used an A5 Topper from the collection (matted on coordinating blue cardstock on a 5x7" card base) together with one of the new sentiments from Camden Town Male 1 stamped in India Ink. The layout is this week's Unscripted Sketch. Another great thing about the Papercrafting CD, is that it makes it very easy to to mass produce cards for specific occasions (like graduation).
On today's agenda were graduation cards ... graduation cards ... and more graduation cards. Despite my disdain for mass producing, I knew it was the only way I was going to finish all of the cards I needed.
Since I didn't have any good graduation stamps, I purchased the Go Graduate! digital set from Stampin' Up. When I went looking for ideas, I found this very fun Graduate Hat card by Dawn with a step-by-step video. I was able to make graduation cards in all of the different school colors I needed.
I didn't shred the ribbon like she does in her video. I decided the solid ribbon made a good tassel and was less work. I added spica glitter pen to each one to coordinate the boots with the tassel color.
It was also a great way to use up bits of ribbon I had in my scrap drawer.
I also didn't angle cut the inside like she did (again, less work when I was mass-producing). I added another sentiment from the set to the top of the card. What I liked about this card is that I was able to do it in parts (cutting ... scoring ... printing ... tassel ... etc.) for more efficient production.
Here's my stash from a day full of creating ... all done ... at least for now until I remember more that I need to make.