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Bold & Bright Grad Card

Hi friends! What a week it's been! I've somehow managed to pack a ton into my schedule these last 4 days and I'm quite ready for a quiet, relaxing weekend (and by that, I mean a non-stop card-making fest). :) 

So, a week or so ago a friend asked me to make a card for her to give to a friend. She needed a graduation card and I took that opportunity to try out a different style and color scheme, since graduation cards often require specific product that I just didn't have. I love making cards for other people because it gives me a chance to experiment with different styles without over-thinking it like I often do for magazine submissions. Here's the result:



SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: The Paper Company, Bazzill Basics Paper  Patterned paper: American Crafts  Clear stamp: Papertrey Ink  Embossing powder: Hampton Art  Watermark ink: Tsukineko  Button: Papertrey Ink  Floss: DMC  Edge punch: Fiskars

Like I said, I didn't have any graduation-specific embellishments on hand (except for the stamp), so I went for a more abstract, typography theme. I also decided to keep the design very simple and let the colors pop. I'm loving navy and berry colors lately. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!



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    Gina, Mom to The Shoe
    April 29, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks for this idea, Kalyn! I don’t have any graduation specific elements either; but have five graduation gifts I need to get ready! I’m making paper boxes to hold gift cards…but yikes, how do I embellish them?! You’ve given me a great idea. Thanks so much!!

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    Jennie Harper
    April 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Perfect graduation card Kalyn!! Nice choice of dp and accent with the button. Also, congrats on all of the publications in Card Creations!!

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