Oh my goodness! Did you notice that the retiring Botanical Prints Medley is on sale?! This would be a great time to add it to your stash. Then you can create 48 customizable graduation cards like these from the medley’s designer paper!
(Refer back to my April 2nd post which includes another fun card idea and links to purchasing my Botanical Prints tutorial bundle for more inspiration with this medley.)
I love how sponging (or sponge brayering) B&W designer paper can make a graduation card personalized to a graduate’s school colors!
The Botanical Prints Designer Paper from the Botanical Prints Melody is perfect for this! My nephew, Jake’s main school color is Maroon. So I sponged Merry Merlot ink on the designer paper to make his card.
And our 12th grade neighbor, Kallie is graduating from a school with gold as its main color. So I sponged hers with Crushed Curry ink.
For cards where school colors are unknown, omit the color. The card still looks elegant especially with that Glittered Organdy Ribbon peeking along the edge of the designer paper.
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products I used for these cards linked to where you can find these items in my online store.
PDF Tutorial… Click here to access and download a direction sheet for these cards.
- Basic Black Cardstock: 11” x 4-1/4” scored parallel to short side at 5-1/2” AND 1-3/4” x 1-3/4”
- Botanical Prints Designer Paper: 3” x 5-1/2” AND 3” x 1/2”
- Whisper White Cardstock: 3” x 3-3/4” AND scrap for stamping and punching sentiment
- Foil Sheet: Two pieces that are 1/2” x 5-1/2”
- OR Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon: 5-1/2”
- If adding color to black & white designer paper pieces, use Sponge Brayer or Stamping Sponge. Use a gentle touch by swirling sponge or rolling brayer completely off the paper & starting where the color would be darkest.
- Attach designer paper to foil sheet strip or ribbon strip and adhere to the front of the card. Attach Basic Black square with Dimensionals rotated into a diamond position. Add the Designer Element to the middle to form the graduation cap.
- Stamp sentiments onto Whisper White Cardstock. Punch “Happy Graduation” with Classic Label Punch and curl with Bone Folder. Then tuck left end a bit under Designer Element and adhere coming out to the right of the cap. I used a Mini Dimensional under the word Happy where my strip curved upward and under the end of the word Graduation.
- Adhere inside Whisper White piece and small designer paper piece.
Today was Preorder Day. That means that Stampin’ Up! demonstrators were able to order select products from the upcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalog AND boxes of the new catalogs! I can’t wait to show you what I ordered. So I invite you to join me for a Box Opening event this Thursday morning, May 7th (11 AM central time) in my special group on Facebook. Click here, then request to join. There is no cost.
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THE NEW 2020-21 ANNUAL CATALOG DEBUTS JUNE 3rd by Noon Mountain Time!
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THE 2019-20 RETIRING PRODUCTS
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A PEEK AT MAY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The upcoming May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 8 full-size cards and 4 note cards and will feature the new 2020–2022 In Colors! This means that Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be among the first to get their hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit! Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy. Kit contains supplies for 8 full size cards (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and 4 note cards (3-1/2″ x 5″).
April 27th update…The May kit was so popular that it is already sold out!
Stampin’ Up! is offering an opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic. Click here to purchase the Share Sunshine Product Giveback PDF Download packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing. Stampin’ Up! is donating 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.
ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members in a series of five fabulous months! Our bundle of twelve May 2020 Best Dressed Suite Tutorials are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the a suite from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalog will be available June 1st!
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
We are looking for more to join our online Paper Crafters club. The commitment is to order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product in each of 6 consecutive months. In one of those months, you would reap the hosting rewards (free merchandise based on the club orders). And then you’d also be able to get in on monthly product perks that would be sent to you along with your monthly club cards.
ORNATE GARDEN SUITE RELEASED EARLY
A beautiful new suite of products from the upcoming 2020-21 Annual Catalog was released early! You can get your hands on these products now. Click here for the informational flyer. Click here to shop these products online.
ORNATE GARDEN MEGA TUTORIAL BUNDLE
I took part in a mega tutorial bundle group where everyone involved contributed a project tutorial using products in the newly released Ornate Garden Suite. Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists.
Click here to learn how you can get this entire bundle of 90 great ideas.