Thursday, May 29, 2014

Graduation Card with Tons of Sparkle

"A cat is there when you call her----if she doesn't have something better to do."
                                                                 -------Bill Adler

Hi, Friends.......

I have been busy with non-blog things since getting back from my grand-nephew's party out-of-state.  I've been getting my garden ready to go, working on a baby quilt and receiving blankets, and generally getting things back to normal after two trips this month.  That's a lot of traveling for me!!!  Eeeek!

Today I am sharing a sparkly graduation card I made for a young lady.  It's hard to photograph all the glittery gleam on this card, but I hope you can get the idea.  

I used some graduation stickers for embellishing the card.  These are a wonderful alternative for me when I don't have the proper dies or stamps for a particular occasion.  I try to buy these when I see them on out-of-season clearance so I have them on hand in my stash for making quick cards.

I followed a terrific sketch I found on Sunday Stamps.  They have a super-fun sketch each month!

Here's an angled shot of my card that shows a bit more of the shine. I used DCWV Black Currant of my faves of ALL time!!! LOVE IT!!  The scalloped edge vertical strip is from that stack, too.  The amazing platinum glitter paper is from the DCWV Twinkle Glints stack.  Love this dazzling stack that my dear daughter gave me!!  <3  <3  <3  She knows how much I like shiny things!  :)  I used a stencil to cut out this shape.

The doily is from my stash.  It adds just the right amount of girly-ness without being too frilly.  I think the pink ribbon with the metallic silver edging is just the right touch for the vertical strip.

Hope you enjoyed my card today.  The sun is out this morning and it looks like more good weather is finally on the way here, again.  Have a lovely day!!


Thank you for the honor of entering my card in the following challenges:
1.  Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #SSC 76 - Let's Get Sketchy! 
2.  Crafty Creations Challenge #264 - It is All About 'S'  (I used:  Shine, Sparkle, Scalloped edges, Strips, Stenciled Shape, Sketch, and Seasonal Stickers!!!)  
3.  Everybody Art Challenge #280 - Bling Bling  
4.  Kitty Bee Design Aloha Friday Challenge #24 - Congrats/Graduation
5.  Southern Girls Challenge #91 - Sparkle and Shine with a Bit of Bling   


  1. What a fun graduation card.. I love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

  2. I love how you put the graduation cap and gown in the center label frame--it looks so celebratory there! I'm sure this card will be appreciated. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps this week--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  3. Lovely sparkly graduation card. Gorgeous combo of papers and paper pieced image. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Sparkle & Shine' Challenge over at Southern Girls. Look forward to seeing your gorgeous work again soon. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  4. What a fabulous grad card - I love the background and the cap and gown. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

  5. What a beautiful graduation card! Love all the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  6. A perfect card for a perfect moment, thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge

  7. Fab graduation card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls CB! HUgsxx

  8. A fabulous graduation card. Love all the fabulous sparkles! Great use of the sketch - and so many wonderful "S" elements, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations and we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT


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