Saturday, July 4, 2015

Belated Graduation card ideas

I had meant to post this blog prior to the end of the graduation season and before the SU Ocassions Catalog retired.  My son graduated from High School so I purchased the Class of 2015 stamp to use for thank you's, scrapbooking etc.  I started out making cards that fully utilized the stamp set.  Then a Demonstrator friend purchased the Cheerful Critters stamp set and I developed a card that would be the primary thank you card.  I love how it turned out.  His school colors are burgundy and gray so I had to resort to a retired SU color....Bravo Burgundy.  Luckily, I had some reserved paper.   Also note, the "celebrate" statement on the card is from an old SU set "Along the Same Lines."  At the bottom of the stamp with the christmas trees there is a small celebrate.  Through the whole process of graduation....etc. the glass of wine was a nice addition

I used the same design for a son of a friend's card.  The colors were changed to reflect his school colors.   I had to go to my retired pile of paper and colors again though as I needed the Brilliant Blue and the Bravo Burgundy again.  I sure wish those colors still existed.  I forgot to mention that I used the SU large clear buttons (retired) on the card above and then on the card below I added stars from the In Color sequins...they work with any color as they seem to pick up the color of whatever paper you put them on.  The button is also from a retired button set during Bravo Burgundy days.


  1. I'm late in commenting on these terrific cards. Again, great layout and coloring. You rocked the little critter stamp.