Jun 04 2010

Bloggers Challenge – Grads

Today's Bloggers Challenge theme is graduation cards or projects.  It is hard to believe the kids around here will be out of school next week.  Of course, high school graduation was last week.  We only had a couple grads in the family this year, and NO parties since they live some distance away!  I think this is the first year in AGES we haven't had at least ONE graduation party!


Well, originally I had another grad project done and ready to go for this week.  Do you think I can find it now to photograph it?  I don't know WHERE I put it!  I cleaned up all the scraps in my work area, and it must have been placed somewhere "safe".  When I find it, I'll share it with you…so frustrating!  I'm also in the midst of changing out my paper racks and redoing all my cardstock based on the new colors coming in.  It is there somewhere.

I think Owl Together Now works well for a non-traditional graduation card!  I got this set free for something…can't remember what now.  Although I haven't used this set a LOT, I definitely like some of the greetings in it, so it is another that will stay on my shelf.  Sometimes you just need those whimsical sayings!  Of course, I had to line up the owls on the branch stamped on Whisper White.  I watercolored them with Stampin' Write Markers and my AquaPainter, then cut them out and placed them.  I added a balloon that was cut out, too.  I wanted a little more greenery, so I stamped another branch and cut it out to place below the stamped one.  I used the My Way Punch and Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button (BOTH retiring accessories!)  I added some Linen Thread in the Corduroy Button to finish it off.


The base card is Certainly Celery cardstock and I used some of my retiring Flock Together Designer Paper in the background.  I added three strips of Not Quite Navy cardstock along the one side.  I didn't want to use a bow or ribbon since I wanted a more masculine feel to the card.  The Whisper White element was layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Finally, I stamped Congrats from Fundamental Phrases in Not Quite Navy in the lower corner.


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12 People have left comments on this post

Jun 4, 2010 - 09:06:41

Wonderful non-traditional images for a graduation card, great layout!

Jun 4, 2010 - 09:06:54
Gerrie said:

Owl say this is just too darn cute!  Put a big smile on my face!

Jun 4, 2010 - 11:06:14
Barbara Washington said:

Great card. Love the owls and the sentiment is a hoot! [groan]

Jun 4, 2010 - 12:06:06
Pat Huntoon said:

Love the baloon, and the button/arrow really makes the saying jump out 🙂

Jun 4, 2010 - 12:06:21
Ida said:

Super Cute!  You know I had a "thought" about using that set but couldn't quite figure out how it would work.  Now I see, this is a fun non-traditional Graduation card.  I like the arrow punch you used to accent the sentiment and the extra tree branch. 

Jun 4, 2010 - 06:06:30

What a wonderful way to use this delightful set!  You've colored up these little cuties beautifully Connie!  😀

Jun 4, 2010 - 09:06:43
Lisa Bohler said:

Terrific combination of color, Connie!  Owls are a wise choice for graduation!  Looking forward to your other creation…I thought only I did things like that?  Wonderful card!

Jun 5, 2010 - 10:06:22
Tami Black said:

A perfect non traditional card that is sure to get some fabulous comments!

Jun 6, 2010 - 11:06:08

Connie what a perfect image for a grad card and the saying…love the harmony of the color green on this card..perfect..
connie paxman

Jun 6, 2010 - 08:06:52
Shelly Schmidt said:

This is a great card! My daughter (at OSU) sorority mascot is the owl……so, I always make owl cards for her- perfect images for graduation!  TFS

Jun 7, 2010 - 09:06:28

What a great grad card!  very fun!

Jun 8, 2010 - 10:06:01
Toni Tessler said:

Great idea to use the owls Connie!  Love this card!