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The graduation cards were made a month ago
I know a couple of Middle Schoolers that will be graduating so I needed to get on the ball and make them a card.
It was a bit of a challenge for me. I own one graduation related item, a stamp that I purchased a long time ago. Unfortunately, I was not able to use it. I could not come up with a layout using it.
I did find in my paper stash a 12 x 12 sheet of beautiful paper by Anna Griffin.
It's double sided. What caught my eye was when I purchased it, was the black stripes along with the pink flowers. I used both sided of the papers to make the Graduation card. I also used black and a perfect shade of pink solid card stock also.
The cap die cut I did purchased and I borrowed a few stamps from Ms. "L", the star (a star die with matching stamps) and the great sentiment "girly your rock". They both came from Papertrey Ink. The banner is a die set that I also borrowed from Ms. "L" I beleive it is the "fishtail flags stax die-namics die set from My Favorite Things. The circle dies are Spellbinder dies. Used a gold leaf pen around the edges.
With the left over paper I made a few more cards.
I love the way they came out.
Here is what the cap look like before I added the start on the first graduation card.
For the second card I used a few stamp from this set by Pinkpaislee called "soiree"
The white was just to plain so I wanted a pattern behind the cap.
I did go out to purchased the double sided graduation 12 x 12 paper, by Best Creation Inc. The "congratulations" sentiment came from the clear set by Penny Black set, "gratitdue". I added some stamping to the top corners of the card also.
We did have a little rain. Northern part of the state is receiving a lot more. Which is good. Our Famers need it. A perfect day for some baking and playing with a few of my stamps.
Here is one of them. A quick photo using my iphone. It was fun mixing up different stamps and stamp sets. I need to get back to making cards by just using stamps. That is why I got into the hobby a long time ago. I will show you a few more that I made on a later post.
I found a great recipe a while back from Libby's "pumpkin-cranberry" bread, click here to see the recipe.
I did add one thing extra, walnuts. The recipe calls out for orange juice or water. I uses water and the bead came out great.
Regarding the larkspurs, I forgot to mention, if you do decided to start them by seed. Your going to need some patience. The germination will take up to 21 days. I have had some that took 30 days. I think the starter containers that come with the lids are perfect for them (their own little greenhouse).
Thank you for visiting me today. Wishing you a wonderful day.