Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Graduation

Graduation time is here and in the new Summer Mini Catalog Stampin' Up has some great individual stamps for sale, like the Happy Grad stamp used in today's card.

I love how bold the greeting is and I love the wording on it too. It sells for only $8.95 and is a stamp that I know I will keep in my collection for a long time since it will never go out of style. I used only one color of ink for my saying, but if you wanted to add more color or make the Happy Graduation stand out even a little more you could use a Stampin' Up marker, dauber, or sponge to color over a particular word. The Square Lattice Embossing Folder made a nice impression on the base of the card and my favorite 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon added a nice accent.
If you never used this ribbon you will be surprised to find out how soft it is. I thought at first it would add too much bulk to my cards but it doesn't and it has become my favorite ribbon of all. It currently comes in four colors and I hope when the new catalog comes out in July they have even more. To finish the card I punched a small star and used a dimensional to make it pop up.

This is one of the cards we will be making next Tuesday at my Summer Mini Card Class, and if you would like to join us just drop me an e-mail, or feel free to call if you have any questions. And don't forget my online store is open 24 hours a day and is just a click away.

Products used to make this card:
Cardstock: Kraft #102015, Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip #102128
Ink: Not Quite Navy #103008
Stamp Set: Happy Grad #117006 (Summer Mini)
Punches: Star #109045, Corner Rounder #109047
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine #113439, Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder #119976 (Summer Mini)
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain #115617


Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

The stampers at my stamp camp loved this stamp too. I had fun doing a little stamp surgery on it. I used a craft knife and separated the Happy Gradutation from the text block so I could use the text block alone or with other text stamps. Also converted it to a clear mount so both parts could be easily put back together on one block for the orignal intended use.

Looks lovely with the new Square Lattice folder too and the ribbon you paired with it.

Eileen Lang said...

Great idea Jean. Thanks for sharing!