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Friday, March 28, 2014

Graduation Cards and Baking

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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.


Julie said...

Beautiful graduation card! Your bread looks delicious!

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Bobbie Lynn, loving your cards and that stamp set. Cranberry anything sound good. The breads look deli-sh. Just finished the little something that I want to mail to you, will mail Mon.

Deb said...

I love the graduation card, and the breads look yummy, I may give the recipe a try.