Graduation Season

It’s that time of the year…caps and gowns and diplomas, oh my!

No graduates in my house – or my immediate family – this year, but we have lots of friends graduating from high school and college.  I’ve enjoyed making cards for them with little nods to their schools and even their personalities.  That’s the whole point of a hand-made card, isn’t it?

Fifth Avenue Floral Congratulations

  • Fifth Avenue Floral, Elements of Style and Well Scripted (retired) stamp sets
  • Whisper White, Brocade Blue and Night of Navy card stock
  • Brocade Blue and Night of Navy Classic ink pads; Whisper White Craft ink pad
  • Versamark ink pad; Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write marker, Vanilla Smooch Spritz
  • Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Tool
  • Scallop Border punch, Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder and Big Shot

My little point-and-shoot doesn’t pick up the details too well, but there’s Smooch Spritz (I can’t decide if I should laugh or cry when I say that) on the floral panel and the sentiment is embossed with clear embossing powder.  The Craft White ink is on the Night of Navy panel behind the sentiment.  It was originally larger and destined for another use but I scrapped the entire concept on the basis of irreconcilable differences – that card was NEVER going to work.  The pieces survived to find purpose in an alternate relationship!

I’m ought to apologize for using a retired sentiment, but I don’t feel too badly about it.  There are tons of great “Congratulations” stamps out there and I’m sure you’ll find a substitute if you don’t have this one.  There are always so many great sets in the mini catalog (this was the Occasions Mini) and it always seems as though there’s one set you should have purchased when you had the opportunity.

It’s a glorious Maui day and my son is finished with finals today, so his sister and I are going to take him out to lunch in Lahaina.  Too nice a day to stay inside, even for stamping!

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