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Vintage Leaves -- 2017 Desktop Calendar

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Every year I make a desktop calendar for friends and family as a Christmas present.  Last January I shared the 2016 desktop calendar with my Stamp Club members and they asked that I design a 2017 calendar for them to make near the end of the year.  This is the calendar that we made at the November Stamp Club meetings and I decided that I would also use this design for the calendars I would gift for Christmas.  Unfortunately, time constraints prevented me from completing the calendars in time for Christmas.  I know that there were many who were disappointed that they did not receive their calendar at the family Christmas party.  Sigh...  

Today I [finally] finished making and shipping the calendars for family and friends so I decided to share the calendar with you.

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To begin, layer the Whisper White cardstock layers centered on top of one another using a bit of repositionable adhesive between each layer.  The Vintage Leaves stamp set was used for this project and the largest leaf was stamped first using Pear Pizzazz ink with Crumb Cake ink added to the edges of the image using the Rock & Roll technique.  To do this, gently roll the edge of the Pear Pizzazz inked stamp image onto the Crumb Cake ink pad and then stamp the image onto the cardstock.  Be sure to clean the stamp between each inking.  This first leaf image was stamped three times in a triangular pattern.  

The next largest leaf was stamped second using Old Olive ink with Soft Suede ink added to the edges of the image using the Rock & Roll technique, stamping the leaf three times in a triangular pattern.  The next leaf is the larger of the two smaller leaves which was stamped three times in a triangular pattern using Always Artichoke ink.  The smallest leaf was stamped three times in a triangular pattern using Cajun Craze ink.

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There are five (5) leaf images in the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  So far the two largest and the two smallest leaves were used to create the background.  The middle sized leaf was used to stamp on the mini tear off calendar.  I found these calendars through Taylored Expressions.  The image was inked with Pear Pizzazz ink, stamped off onto scrap paper, and then stamped on each page of the calendar -- reinking and stamping off for each page of the calendar AND changing the orientation of the stamp image on each page of the calendar.  The calendar comes mounted on a piece of chip board, so with the added weight and the tear off action each month, Tear & Tape adhesive was used to adhere the chip board to a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

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The stamped background stack of cardstock was carefully pulled apart and each piece mounted on a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

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The three pieces were adhered, centered on top of each other, matching the stamped images.  The background piece was inserted into the calendar case (I purchase the cases in bulk from Calendar Case) and the tear away calendar adhered at the center of the background using Tear & Tape adhesive with the bottom edge of the tear away calendar resting on top of the lip of the case base.

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There are times when I need a background for a project and just don't have the background stamp, textured impresssions embossing folder, or designer series paper that will work.  That's when I look for stamp sets like Vintage Leaves where I can use Versamark or a specific palette of colors to create just the background required.

Calendar measurements --

Whisper White:  7" x 4", 6" x 3", 5" x 2"; Soft Suede:  7-1/4" x 4-1/4", 6-1/4" x 3-1/4", 5-1/4" x 2-1/4", 2-1/2" x 3-1/4"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this calendar --

Stamps:  Vintage Leaves; Inks:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede; Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Whisper White; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer; Other:  Landscape calendar case (http://www.calendar-case.com/proddetail.php?prod=CC-LS), Mini Tear Off calendar (https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/supplies/calendars.html)


Number of Years -- Mom's 80th Birthday Card

Happy Monday!

Last weekend my Mom celebrated her 80th birthday.  For my Mom, getting to her birthday was a significant milestone as she has recently completed a long and painful course of treatment for cancer.  While the healing from the treatment is not complete, her quality of life has improved to the point where she wanted to see her friends and family and thank them for all the love and support they provided through her treatment journey.  What better way than to have a birthday party?

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This is my Mom with her great-granddaughter, Dixie, getting ready to blow out the candles on her cake.  You can see that there's a patriotic theme for Mom's birthday; that's because her birthday is July 4th.  Because of the significance of Mom's birth date, the color scheme for Mom's birthday card is pretty obvious.  Here's what I came up with.

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This card begins with a card base of Night of Navy.  A panel of Real Red cardstock slightly smaller than the card front was adhered at the center of the card front.  A panel of Whisper White cardstock, slightly smaller than the Real Red cardstock panel, was stamped with the leaf branch image from the Number of Years stamp set at the four corners of the panel using Old Olive ink.  For each leaf branch bundle, the round flowers image was stamped above the two adjacent flower stems using Night of Navy ink and the five petal flower image was stamped at the remaining two flower stems using Real Red ink.  The Whisper White panel was adhered at the center of the Real Red panel.

The banner image was stamped twice on Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy ink.  The "Happy" greeting was stamped at the center of the banner (with the banner tail flutters at the bottom) using Real Red ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the Banner Framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits.  The "Birthday" greeting was stamped at the center of the second banner (with the banner tail flutters at the top) using Real Red ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the Banner Framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits.  Two banners were die cut from Real Red cardstock using the Banner Framelit and adhered behind each stamped banner as a drop shadow for the "Birthday" banner and as a top shadow for the "Happy" banner.  The banners were adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the bottom of the "Birthday" banner approximately 1/2" from the bottom of the Whisper White panel and the top of the "Happy" banner approximately 1/2" from the top of the Whisper White panel.

The "8" and the "0" from the Number of Years stamp set were stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy ink and cut out with Paper Snips (and an X-Acto Knife for the insides of the numbers).  The "8" and "0" Framelits from the Large Numbers Framelits were used to die cut these numbers from Real Red cardstock with the Big Shot.  The stamped "8" and "0" were placed at the centers of their respective "8" and "0" die cuts and were adhered together using the Fine Tip Glue Pen (or Tombow Multi Adhesive).  The numbers were adhered at the center of the Whisper White panel.  

A scrap of Whisper White cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the small banner Framelit.  The small banner outline was stamped on die cut banner using Night of Navy ink and the "TH" was stamped at the center of the banner (with the tails to the right) using Real Red ink.  You may be wondering why I die cut first and stamped second.  This is because the die for this banner is a Thinlit which makes it a solid piece of metal--making it impossible to line up the stamping inside the cutting area.  The left edge of the banner was tucked under the right edge of the "0" and adhered to the Whisper White cardstock.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment, "the number of years the world has been a better place because you're in it.", was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Night of Navy ink.  The leaf branch image was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Old Olive ink.  The two round flowers image was stamped at the adjacent flower stems using Night of Navy ink and the five petal flower image was stamped at the two remaining stems using Real Red ink.

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The leaf branch image was stamped at the lower left corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Old Olive ink.  The two round flowers image was stamped at the adjacent flower stems using Night of Navy ink and the five petal flower image was stamped at the two remaining stems using Real Red ink.

Mom's journey with cancer is not over.  It will be a couple of months before we find out if the treatment worked and the waiting is frustrating.  Right now, it's enough that Mom is still with us and continues to heal.  The rest is up to God.  

Robertssiggy

 

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Number of Years; Inks:  Night of Navy, Old Olive, Real Red; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Large Numbers Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  X-Acto Knife


Project Life On Stage -- No Pressure There...

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It's been a rather wet kind of day here.  I was kept busy for a while this afternoon taking care of my Shih Tzu, Zorro, who is afraid of loud noises and keeping the other Shih Tzu, Bernie, from annoying Zorro while he was trembling.  Fortunately, the lightning and thunder didn't last too long.  

Today's post is about a unique experience I had at Convention 2015.

One of the most amazing things that happened to me at Convention 2015 was that I was asked to be a part of a group of 5 demonstrators to participate in a challenge during the first General Session of Convention.  Our task was to create Project Life pages in 45 minutes using a Project Life kit from the Holiday Catalog; product we would not see until it was time to work with it.  Our instruction prior to arriving at Convention was to bring approximately 20 photos of Halloween, Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.  So I looked through my digital photos and found some pics for the three holidays, sent them to the local drug store to be processed, and packed them in my carry-on bag with my Convention Swaps. 

The morning of the first General Session we were asked to meet Stampin' Up! staffer Lynden Wood and were taken inside the Main Stage hall at the Convention Center to be shown to our seats and received a brief overview of what would happen.  The cool thing was that we were at the front of the Main Stage area and were able to see the "thundering hoarde" enter the area for the first General Session.  What an experience!  It's a wonder no one gets hurt!  

Then the session began and we waited for our turn.  We were introduced on the Main Stage, the audience was briefed on our task by Bonnie Farley and Spencer Willis, and then we were led to a backstage area that was set up for us to work on our pages.  As I mentioned before, we had never seen the product we were using.  All we had with us were our photos.  No pressure there...  

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When we arrived at the work area, we each had a work station that contained the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 stamp set, Classic Stamp pads in coordinating colors (Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Old Olive, and the new Archival Basic Black), two Stampin' Write Markers (Old Olive and Island Indigo), a Project Life Corner Rounder, the Kraft 6" x 8" Project Life Album, a Variety Pack of 6" x 8" Photo Pocket Pages, a package of Project Life 6" x 8" Envelope Pages, a package of Project Life Journaling Pens, a package of Project Life 3" x 4" Grid Cards, acrylic blocks, Stampin' Pierce Mat, a Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, and Fast Fuse.  We also shared use of a Big Shot and the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits and the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits.  It was kind of overwhelming at first, but there were lots of Stampin' Up! staffers backstage (like Sara Douglass, Brian Pilling, Bonnie Farley, Carrie Cudney, Shannon West, and Spencer Willis to name drop a few) to help us unwrap the packaged stuff and get right to work.

The Convention attendees were able to see us at work via periodic video feeds.  At the end of the 45 minutes were were invited back on stage to present a couple of our completed pages.  I was able to complete a Halloween layout and a Thanksgiving layout.  I shared the Halloween layout.

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 A big thanks to Catherine Harwood for taking the photos of me while I was on stage.

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My grandson, Aiden, is featured on these two pages.  Aiden lives with his mom in Ohio and we don't get to see him very often.  However, in the days before Facebook his mom was always very good about sending me photos of Aiden during the year and at holidays.  I included a photo of his daddy (Batman) at about the same age for contrast.  I liked the photo of Aiden scooping out his pumpkin and proudly showing off his pirate ship pumpkin.  He sure is a cutie!

I decided not to share the Thanksgiving layout on stage but wanted to share it with you here.  It was a very bittersweet event in my life.  The last time my parents were together with all of their children.  A few days later my father had an event that effectively took him away from us.  He died a couple of months later.

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At the end of the first General Session we returned back stage to gather our photos.  We were told then that we would be taking everything that had been placed at our workstation.  Holy Cow!  We were given a tote bag to pack up our very generous haul and in the tote bag was the Project Life Hello December 2015 stamp set!  All this for 45 minutes work!  (There was so much I had to ship it all home!)

While I was pretty nervous about going onto the Main Stage in front of thousands of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (at the convention center and on-line watching via live stream), once I started working I relaxed and enjoyed the experience!  I also got to meet some pretty nice ladies who shared the experience with me:  Lisa vanGoor and Emily Tull from Colorado, Kathy Spencer from Oregon, and Debbie Schlomer from New Jersey.  The other cool thing was that whenever my name was mentioned on stage, I had a shout out from my 3-2-1 Stamp Team members and my Stampin' Addicts buddies.  How cool is that??!!??

And all of this because I entered my name in a random drawing.  Thanks, Stampin' Up!

Robertssiggy

 


Blossoms & Smooches in a Fun Fold

Hello!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I spent a couple a large part of the weekend at a dog show in Orlando supporting my sister who had a Shih Tzu showing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The great news is that her beautiful little girl, Mona, obtained her final three points for Champion.  I'm so excited for my sister and Mona.  Here's a recent photo of Mona.  Her AKC name is Champion Dancee Mona Midnight Dream.  Isn't she gorgeous!?!

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Photo credit:  Lisa Goins, FotoXpression

One of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that I have access to a wonderful group of demonstrators led by my Stampin' Up! upline, Catherine Harwood.  Catherine makes sure that we have all the encouragement and mentoring that we need to help us to be successful in our own Stampin' Up! businesses while maintaining and growing her own Stampin' Up! business.  One of the ways that she does this is by hosting a monthly downline meeting.  All demonstrators in Catherine's downline are invited and she uses this forum to keep us up to date on Stampin' Up! home office information, tips and lively discussion for effective workshops and classes, and encourages us to bring samples of our recent projects to share with the group.  Of course, we also stamp!  Catherine presents us with a variety of techniques to help us widen our stamping repertoire so that we can keep our customers interested in continuing to use Stampin' Up! products. 

Here's a project that Catherine shared at a downline meeting a couple of months ago.  It was just so darn cute, I just had to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it for the SASS Stamp Club for the June meeting.

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This type of card format is called a Love Note.  Because of its small size, 3" x 3", it can be tucked into lunch boxes, briefcases, or a sweater pocket for a fun surprise.  The great thing about this card is that there's a fun surprise when you open it, too!

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This card begins with a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3" x 6" and a piece of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper cut to 3" x 6".  The Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper was scored at 1 1/2", 3", and 4 1/2" along the 6" length.  The scored paper was inserted into the paper slot of the Large Oval punch and the 3" score line was lined up with the center of the punch window and the oval punched from the center of the paper.  The paper was placed on top of the Whisper White cardstock and the oval was traced onto the Whisper White cardstock using a pencil.  The images from the Bright Blossoms stamp set were inked with Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers and stamped inside the oval on the Whisper White cardstock.  [Note:  the images can run slightly outside the pencil oval because when the paper is adhered to the cardstock the eye can see more than just the oval area.]  The sentiment, from the Petite Pairs stamp set, was stamped adjacent to the floral images using Island Indigo ink. 

Once the ink has dried, the pencil line was erased and the Whisper White cardstock was folded to create a 3" x 3" card with the stamped images on the inside of the card.  The Designer Series Paper was folded along the score lines in mountain and valley folds with the punched oval at the center a mountain fold.  SNAIL was placed on the back of the left panel of the folded Designer Series Paper up to the score line at 1 1/2".  The left, top, and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper were lined up with the left, top, and bottom edges of the inside of the card.  SNAIL was applied to the back of the right panel of the folded Designer Series Paper up to the score line at 4 1/2".  The right, top, and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper were lined up with the right, top, and bottom edges of the inside of the card.  If you look at the top edge of the card in the photo below, you can see the folded Designer Series Paper adhered to the inside of the card.

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The card front begins with a piece of Island Indigo cardstock cut to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".  The cardstock was inserted into the oval frame of the Designer Frames Textured Impressions embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.  Note that the frame is centered between the top and bottom edges of the cardstock and the right edge of the frame is approximately 1/8" from the right edge of the cardstock.  A piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the left side of the cardstock and knotted on front.  The cardstock was adhered, centered, to the card front using Mini Glue Dots.  The dotted tag frame image, from the Tiny Tags stamp set, was stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tangerine Tango ink.  The "friends" image, also from the Tiny Tags stamp set, was stamped inside the tag frame using Rich Razzleberry ink.  The 1/16" hole punch was used to punch the hole at the top of the tag and then the tag was punched out using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.  A piece of Island Indigo Baker's Twine was threaded through the hole at the top of the tag, wrapped around the Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon near the knot, and tied in a bow.  Paper Snips were used to trim the ends of the Baker's Twine.

Floral images from the Bright Blossoms stamp set were inked with Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The stamped image was punched out using the Large Oval punch and placed at the center of the embossed oval frame on the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The floral images were inked a second time and stamped at the lower left front corner of the Whisper White Mini Square Envelope. 

A couple of months ago, Stampin' Up! revamped the Starter Kit for new demonstrators and reduced the price to $99.00 with FREE shipping.  The best part of this, however, is that ALL the items in the Starter Kit are chosen by the demonstrator.  This means that if you were signing up to be a demonstrator, you'd be choosing $125.00 of Stampin' Up! merchandise and paying $99.00.  How cool is that??!!  AND Stampin' Up! includes all your business supplies for FREE.  That's nearly $200.00 worth of great stuff for only $99.00.  If you've ever considered becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, the opportunity has never had a better price.  Also, if you sign up by June 30th, you'll receive the Make a Cake stamp set, coordinating Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and Patio Party Digital Collection DVD for FREE!  That's up to $48.00 in additional FREE products!

For more information, please feel free to contact me by clicking on the Email Mickey button located at the upper right sidebar of this blog page.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Petite Pairs, Tiny Tags; Inks:  Island Indigo; Stampin' Write Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango; Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Summer Smooches; Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Island Indigo Baker's Twine;  Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Large Oval punch, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, 1/16" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Designer Frames Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Whisper White Mini Square Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Pencil, Eraser


Imagine the Possibilities

Hello!

It's been a busy week...I keep wondering where the time is going so quickly. 

Last Friday was the debut of the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog.  I am so excited about all the great new stuff in this catalog!  Here's a card I made for my SASS Stamp Club members to thank them for their orders in May. 

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This card features the new In Colors (from left to right):  Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, and Primrose Petals.  I made the curve at the bottom of each color cardstock by inserting the end of the cardstock into the punch window of a 1" circle punch.  All of the cardstock pieces started out at 3/4" x 4 1/4".  The graduated cuts for the card front begin at 2 3/4" for the Summer Starfruit piece and increase by 1/4" for each successive piece of cardstock with the Primrose Petals piece at 3 3/4".

The sentiment comes from the Layered Labels stamp set.  The "For You" image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Gumball Green ink.  I really love the new firm foam ink pads.  The ink coverage is just awesome!  The label was die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding die from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The "For You" image was stamped a second time using Midnight Muse ink.  The "For You" part of the image was punched out using the Large Oval punch and adhered to the die cut label using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The label was adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  A 3 mm Basic Rhinestone was placed on each side of the "For You".

The cardstock pieces that were cut off to create the graduated pieces for the card front were adhered to the Whisper White liner placed at the inside sentiment area of the card.

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The "For You" image was stamped on the Medium Whisper White Envelope flap using Gumball Green ink.

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One of the events I attended last weekend was a graduation party for my nephew, Casey.  He graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School and was one of the top 10 students in his class.  Needless to say, my brother and sister-in-law are very proud of his accomplishments!  I did not take a picture of his card; however, I made his card (in his school colors of Eggplant and Gold) just like the card shown below--one of the cards I was commissioned to make for my husband's sister-in-law to give to her grandson.

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I first saw this card on Heidi Baks' blog, Running With Scissors Stamper.  I really liked the simplicity of the design and the clean lines of the card folds.  You can find a very nice tutorial by Sandy Hulsart for creating the fold for this card at Splitcoast Stampers. 

This card begins with a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the card base.  I created the score lines, made the cuts, and then began cutting cardstock for the color layers.  The bottom of the card is layered with Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, and Whisper White cardstocks.  The diamond was folded closed and a light pencil line was made along the edges of the diamond fold where it rests atop the bottom.  On the left side a piece of Whisper White cardstock was edged with a Krylon Gold Leaf pen, rolled up, and tied off with a piece of Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon.  The diploma was adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.  On the right side, the "congratulations" sentiment, from the Delightful Dozen stamp set, was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink.  Once the ink dried, the pencil marks were erased.

At the top of the card, on the diamond shape, layers of Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, and Basic Black cardstock were adhered together and a Basic Black Glimmer brad inserted at the center.  A tassel created from embroidery floss was snugged under the brad.

When you pull on the mortar board (diamond shape), the card opens up to reveal a sentiment from the Word Play stamp set.

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The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink and matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I used the sentiment "Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams" for my nephew's graduation card.

The envelope was made using a piece of Cherry Cobbler paper from the Regals Designer Series Paper Pack and the Simply Scored Scoring Tool with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  I cut the Designer Series Paper to 8 1/2" square and made a diagonal score at 4" on each side of the paper.  Then I clipped the paper triangles between the score line overlaps along the edge of the paper and folded three of the sides to the center.  I placed a thin line of Tombow Multi Adhesive along the inside edge of the fold that comes up from the bottom of the envelope and pressed the paper in place. 

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On the front of the envelope I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock printed with the tossed mortar board image from the Go Graduate Plus Digital download for My Digital Studio and die cut with the Labels Collection Framelits.  I colored the digital line image with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker and a SuperNova Gold Galaxy Marker.  A piece of Brushed Gold cardstock was die cut with the next larger size of Labels Collection Framelits.

I'm working on projects for the June meeting of the SASS Stamp Club this weekend (June 10th).  In addition, there's a Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop the following weekend, June 15-17, where I'll be featuring projects using the Layered Labels stamp set.  I can't wait to see what I come up with!

I'll be back soon with the final card my husband's sister-in-law commissioned me to make.  This one's for a baby shower with a "girly safari" theme.  It turned out pretty darn cute!

Robertssiggy

For You Card
Stamps:  Layered Labels; Inks:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Basic Rhinestones Jewels; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Large Oval punch, 1" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Pads, Multi-Purpose Platform, Apothecary Accents Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Graduation Card
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen, Word Play; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler; Stampin' Write Marker:  Cherry Cobbler; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Regals Pack; Embellishments:  Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Basics Glimmer Brads; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Adhesive; Tools:  My Digital Studio using Go Graduate Plus Digital download, Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Labels Collection Framelits; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Krylon Gold Leaf Pen, SuperNova Gold Galaxy Marker, DMC Embroidery Floss (#782), HP Photosmart C6280 All-in-One printer