Monday, April 30, 2012

A Graduation Celebration - plus quick card tips

This week, I needed a quick card for a friend who just earned her graduate degree.  Here's my card for her:

You might notice it shares some similarities to last week's post.....  I am so busy this week at work with graduation that I didn't really have time to just play for a while and come up with the perfect card.

So, what do you do when you're too busy to make a card but need one?  This is what I do:

  • Use what's on my desk.  Invariably, I have scraps left over from other projects, and these often end up being my favorite cards.
  • Be inspired by what's around you.  The sun is shining, and I feel like spring! My graduation cards usually match the school colors, but that wasn't getting me excited about crafting this week.
  • Use some pre-cut pieces - when I made my last set of cards, I pre-cut some additional cards and panels that didn't work for that project, but they were perfect for this card.
  • Finally, don't reinvent the wheel - I jumped on the banner bandwagon last week, so I'm staying on it for a while!
  • Start with a kit.  I didn't do that on this project, but if I'm stuck for time, I just follow the instructions.  Creativity will show up when it needs to!
  • Use something new - the baker's twine just arrived in the mail, so I'm using it!
Everything this week is from Club Scrap:


  1. Love it - the colors and the design! The baker's twine looks great the way you tied it twice.

  2. What a great card, Deb. I love the banner you created and the color combo is wonderful!

  3. Anonymous10:03 PM

    i love the card ,especially your color scheme. the congratulations stamp is perfect.which club scrap stamp is it ,if i may ask.k

    1. Thanks for your question! The stamp with the graduate and the "Congratulations" is part of an unmounted sheet from 2008 called "Graduation" on my index sheet. It's no longer available from CS, unfortunately.

    2. Anonymous5:19 PM

      thanks for the info. k



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