Wednesday, May 25, 2016

FTHS Graduation Card

This year I have a lot of graduation cards to make. My son's girlfriend is graduating from high school along with several kids from my church (my husband is on the board of youth at our church and teaches the high school Sunday school class, so we know these kids well) and a few kids of good friends of ours. I decided to get one of those graduation cards made today by using the sketch over on the From The Heart Stamps blog.
I used a 5x7 inch white card base and some school-themed design paper to copy the sketch. I love my new notebook die by My Favorite Things. I used it to die cut the Papertrey Ink number paper behind my Birdbrain digi.
Instead of a banner, I used some yellow twine behind the digi. I added a Close to My Heart sentiment from the "You Did It!" clear stamp set and die cut it with a Gina Marie Designs stitched circle die. I used another die from that set for the blue circle behind the digi. For the typewriter key dp, I used one of my new Lawn Fawn stitched line dies, and I used another on the dp with the scissors, globes and other school items. It was fun being able to add stitches to a panel of any size instead of being limited by the size of my rectangle stitched dies!
Here's a look at the different dps I used. It's nice to finally use some of these papers! I'm terrible about buying papers I think are so cute and then never using them!
Congratulations to the members of the class of 2016!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #250 Make It Digital
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#232/233 Family Friendly/Anything Goes 
2 Creative Chicks (M, P1) May - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #20 -  Always Anything Goes
Connie Can Crop (M, P1, E2) May - Dads & Grads
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) May - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
DCS Inspirational Challenge (M, P1, E3, SIO) #1/May - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies (M, P9, Winners P10, dies) May - Use Dies
Our Creative Corner (M,P1,3E) May - Books
Stempelsonnen Challenge - (2W, P1/15, E3, Hand-colored Stamp as main focus) #163 - Always Anything Goes
Colour Sisters (M, P1) May - Colour Challenge*
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Ribbon, Lace, and/or Twine
{Pin}spirational 2W -   #166 - Anything Goes (Week 1) 


  1. This is such a cute card!! Wonderful job using those papers and colors!! Thanks for entering at Connie can crop.

  2. What a fun graduation card. Love the dsp you chose.

  3. What an adorable Graduation card! Great use of the paper and the dies you used. Love the stitching as well! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies!

  4. That's so cute and so funny!
    Thanks tp playng with us^_^
    Claudia TCS dt member

  5. Absolutely adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS!

  6. Adorable grad card with such a cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at TPS. Pat K xx

  7. Great card! Love all the fun patterns and bright colours ;o) Thank you for joining our newest challenge over at the PINspirational Challenge blog ;o) Happy crafting,

  8. What a super fun card! All of the elements fit so well together!

    Thank you for playing along with us at From The Heart Stamps!


  9. You did fabulous with the sketch -loving the paper choices!Thank you for slipping this by at WAW Family Friendly AG Challenge - I leave you with this scripture - John 3:16 - "For God so loved the World He Gave his only Son that whosoever believed in Him shall not perish by have everlasting life" Blessing Gail WAW DT

  10. Fabulous CAS card, love the design. Than you for sharing this with us at The Paper Shelter, good luck and we hope that you'll join us again soon. Huge Hugz, Lorraine DT xx

  11. A great, fun card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  12. That's super adorable! Perfect paper choice!
    Thank you for joining our Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

  13. Hahah - I'm the same with bought papers! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  14. You can't go wrong with a From the Heart Stamps Bird Brain. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge, Dads & Grads. Good luck!

  15. Great take on that sketch. Very nice card. I like the papers you used and the design. Great for Connie's Can Crop Dads & Grads challenge. Best luck

  16. I love this! All the colors and paper choices are great! Thanks for entering Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your cute card in the MelonHeadz Friends Ribbon/Lace/Twine Challenge. I hope you'll join us again soon!

  18. Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (So sorry for not commenting sooner but this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT stuff is driving me nuts!!!)
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper