Friday, May 2, 2008

It's Friday again...


It's that time again, time for the Friday Bloggers challenge! This week our theme was Graduation. I still had my brand new Taffy alphabet out on my desk so I decided to use that. I just love these letters! I started with a piece of textured Wasabi cardstock from Stampin' Up! It was already cut to 6-1/2 (scrap pile!) so I left it that wide. I scored it at 3" and then 6" and then cut it at 8". I folded on the the score lines and adhered the last 2 inch piece down on the sides to form a pocket on the inside of the card. I used mini brads on the sides to make sure it stayed together. Sticky strip would have been a good choice for this but I was using Dotto. On the front of the card, I layered a piece of patterned paper from a past Simply scrappin kit. The stripes are one side of the paper and the narrow blue border around conGRADs is the other side. I stamped com s in blue bayou and GRAD in pumpkin pie. I thought it was a clever way to say congrats grad. I'm sure it isn't original. I traced over the pumpkin pie letters with my orange stickles. (I've been looking for a way to use that color!) I used the big and small star punches to punch a hollow star out of pumpkin pie cardstock and then strung it onto a piece of wild wasabi stitched ribbon I wrapped around the front of the card. Three vintage mini brads on the bottom right finish it off. Oh my goodness! This is a bit masculine, isn't it? I am amazed at me! Without even trying....now, if I only knew a male that was graduating.....
In other news, Thor and I went to the BCC planetarium with Ben's class today on a field trip. It was a lot of fun. Ben's teacher kept commenting on how much the two boys looked alike. It is kind of funny how these two boys look alike and my other two boys look alike but, my girls are totally different. Yet, they all look like their dad!
Be sure to check out all the other blogger challenge players. If you click on the link at the left, it will bring up a list of them and their links. There are some great artists on there! Enjoy!

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

I can see why you are enjoying this weeks challenge! It's a wonderful card...fabulous colors and an awesome design layout.

Connie said...

Great card! That Taffy alphabet does look pretty cool....

Nikki Bond said...

Love love love it! The colors are awesome!!! [SMILES}

Barb Hardeman said...

Terrific and fun card. Love your "combined words" with the Taffy alphabet. Cool, cool, cool!

Pat Huntoon said...

Cute idea!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a clever card!!! Love the bow-ribbon/star combo, too!

KimberlyG said...

Very creative Beckie! These are such fun colors together! What a wonderful design too! :D

Tammy Hershberger said...

The sentiment may not be totally original but I think the way you put "grad" in a different color is a great idea! Awesome card!

Sheryl said...

What a fun graduation card! Love these colors!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card, Beckie!!
Love, Shari

Tara Kieninger said...

Your card turned out great. Coincidentally, I almost used the words "Congrads" on my card too since I don't own many graduation stamps, but then I found my graduation greeting from all year cheer. Your card really rocks!

Lori said...

Fantastic! I really like the star closure you created--great idea.

minuet1 said...

I like this card! I think that's because I tend to go for simplicity. The simpleness of the layout and sentiment is brightened with the colors. Good job!

debsdialogues said...

I love the simplicity of the card, an the brightness of the lettering and background paper. It could go for a boy or a girl. Good job!

MJ said...

Perfect! I love the way you highlighted GRAD! Great card!

Claudia said...

I think it IS very original! What a great idea!

Leigh said...

Very fun, Beckie....such a bright card...and I love the play on the word 'congrats'!