Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Congrats Grad- Go Confidently!

Happy Tuesday!  I have a Verve card to share with you today using this week's Mojo238 Sketch!  I had a fun time choosing the background paper for all these squares. I ended using words as there was a bit of a fun challenge in putting the paper back together like a puzzle.  I really thought this paper worked well for a graduation card.  

For this card I am using one of the newly released Verve sets Small Celebrations along with Words of Wisdom stamp set.  I am also using Verve's Cut Above Wavy Hearts die set.

I decided to go somewhat simple with the design.   I pretty much just followed the sketch and did not really add much by way of embellishments except for a button and key charm.   I did ink distress the image and papers to create some depth.  I just wanted the paper and sentiments do all the talking literally for this card.   I finished with the Congrats Grad sentiment stamped on the heart with a dangling key charm all attached with a single button.   I love the finish look!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Paper The Paper Company kraft, Teresa Collins World Traveller dp, SU cherry cobbler, PTI vintage cream 
Ink Memento tuxedo black, Ranger fired brick, straw, crushed corduroy
Accessories key charm, spellbinders, foam tape, glue dots, scor-tape, button, May Arts ivory twine 

Playing along with a few blog challenges!
Fussy and Fancy:  Punches/Dies
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Word(s)
Just Keep on Creating:  Anything Goes
Make It Monday:  Always anything goes


  1. Ohh great take on the sketch this week and I do love the DP you used. I love the finished look of the card too! Super card!

  2. Love your colors and the little tag and button is perfect. :)

  3. So pretty! I love the circle flourish stamp behind the sentiment.

  4. Fun paper and love the wreath on the sentiment panel.

  5. Unique and fun, complete with the key! Love it!

  6. oh just love this grad card! so different and really pretty!

  7. What a fun idea. Really cool.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

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  10. What a wonderful graduation card Betty! Love that sentiment and sweet tag!

  11. I think this is one of my favorite Graduation cards I've seen. I love the mix of papers and the wonderful design.

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  12. Nice design! I like the papers and the sentiment too.

  13. I saw your card on MIM :). Beautiful and striking design! Hugs, Asia (entry #250) x

    Ps. I’m celebrating my 2nd Blogaversary and have a sweet little candy for grabs ;-). Hope you will join my celebrations and good luck!

  14. Hey there thank you for sharing your fabulous creation with the DT from SSS and S. Love it Hugs TErry xxxx

  15. hi Betty,

    I just love this card, the PP with words are just great to make into a puzzle, looks fantastic . You have also used one of my favourite quotes,its my inspiration in almost everything I do.

    Thanks so much for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along.


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