Monday, July 11, 2016

Male Graduation Card

to me
I'm still catching up on graduation cards! This one is for the son of a good friend. He's a very bright young man who is also a talented trumpet player. I have no doubt he'll do well when he begins college at Grand Valley University next month. He also has a strong Christian faith and will no doubt be a wonderful witness to those around him.
I used a 5X6.5 inch white card base and trimmed some red cardstock for the front of the card. Then I die cut a piece of blue and white patterned cardstock with a Papertrey Ink die and then die cut the Bugaboo pre-colored digi with a Gina Marie Designs die. I added some stars using Poppystamps "Stacked Stars" die and pieces from Memory Box's "Star Flourish." 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Star(s)

WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week#238/239(Week 1 of 2) Family Friendly/Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #91 Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #94 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist of Ribbons and/or Bows (Week 1 of 2) 
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - Anything Goes

  • Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.113 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes 
Cut it Up- 2W, 1E, Must have Die Cuts - No. 100 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.146 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog M, 3E  - (1st Friday of the month) July - Sketch* and theme: Stamps and Stars*
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #19 ANything Goes (W1 of 2)  
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 2) Anything Goes  
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Star(s)
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #23 -  Always Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Celebrations
Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) July - Anything Goes + DT Call
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) July - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy (M, P1, E3, SIO) #126 - Anything Goes optional twist: Dies and/or Punches
Doodle Pantry (M, P1, Winner P26, E3, SIO, digital product#19 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards (M, P11, F) #34 - Always Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies (M, P9, dies) July - Use Dies
Paper Creator's Crafts (M,P1,3E) #49 - Just for Men
Paradise of Stamps (2W, P1/15, E3, F) #45 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Anything Goes Challenge (M, P1, E3, SIO) Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft (M, P1, E3, no Besties) July - Always Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (M, P1, E3) Anything Goes (extra entry if you use sponsor image)
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #19 ANything Goes (W1 of 2)  
  • Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes 
  • Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
  • Star Stampz Challenge 2W,3E,SIO Celebrations + A DT Call (W1 of 2)


    1. You can't go wrong with a primary color scheme, and this is a beautiful example of that. The image is absolutely adorable, and I love all the different little die cut stars. They really add a festive feel!

      Thanks for celebrating our 100th post with us at Cut it Up!


    2. Great card. Love all the stars.
      Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

    3. This is so sweet, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxx

    4. Great grad card and I love all the die cut stars!! Thanks So much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

    5. Eine absolut phantastische Karte. Vielen lieben Dank für die Teilnahme bei "Creative Corner".
      LG Dreja

    6. This is simply adorable! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

    7. Sweet and cute graduation card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
      Tina dt

    8. Great graduation card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart.

    9. Thanks for joining our Fun-Day Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap Shack.

    10. Hi, Carrie! Your graduation for a young man looks very congratulatory and celebration-al-ish! (I couldn't think of a better word! LOL) It's the bright colors that bring your card to life, and bring out the happiness! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
      crafty hugs,
      P.S. I'd love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
      {Creative Smiles}

    11. What a cute image Perfect for the occasion Love those star dies too TFS with Craft Rocket Challenges - Karen DT

    12. Fun card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

    13. Adorable graduation card! Thanks for playing with at us HLS anything goes with dies!

    14. Oooh, those Bugaboo stamps are so cute! Those star cuts are the perfect embellishment! Thanks for joining us at the Cut It Up 100th Challenge!

    15. What a fun graduation card, such a cute image.
      Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations. :)

    16. Super cute grad card!! I love the star die!!
      Thanks for playing along at Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC 18!
      Debbie (DP Creative Team)
      Debbie's Dash of This and That

    17. Oops... typo... it's AIMPDC 19!

    18. Lovely card <3
      Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
      Hugs from Therese, DT

    19. Wonderful creation. We are so blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We have a new Challenge going on and we hope you can link with us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God’s Word in Jeremiah 32:17 which says, “‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”

      God bless,
      JO ANN

    20. Very cute image, love the fab star diecut. Thanks for sharing with us at Get Creative Challenges and hope to see your again.
      Hugs, Sandy DT

    21. Now there's a cutie!! LOVE all the added die cut stars. Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations!

    22. Fantastic! Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
      Hugs, Jackie

    23. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at A Bit More Time To Craft, Creative Fingers, Digistamps4Joy, Jo's Scrap Shack and Not Just Cards Hope to see you again next time