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Monday, April 9, 2018

Grads, Weddings and a Giveaway Too!

It's that time of the year when weddings will be happening more frequently and students will be graduating.  In honor of that I have two cards to share today AND a giveaway for leaving a comment!  More details about that below.

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You Did It!
I'm always looking for fun but easy cards to use for graduation.  This year I'm thinking ahead because we have quite a few that we'll be attending this year.  I like cards that I can mass produce but also use school cards on each one to individualize them as needed.

Jen Carter CP You Did It Perfect Reason Graduation

Our school colors are orange and black so I knew I wanted to use those colors for this card.  As I was looking at the gorgeous floral stamps in the Perfect Reason stamp set I start visualizing how I could use this set differently and this card was created.  I used the pieces to the flowers for different elements on the background stamping them in black & Orange Twist ink.   I took a piece of Midnight cardstock & embossed the fun sentiment from the You Did It! stamp set in white and attached it to the panel with dimensional tape.  For the right edge of the card I used a small piece of Black Tie Gala patterned paper.

Wedding Congrats
I have a wedding to attend next weekend and so this card was made with that in mind.  Again as I was looking at the stamps I wanted to use them in an unexpected way.
Jen Carter CP You Did It Paisley Peacock Wedding 1


I started by stamping the Congrats from the You Did It! Stamp set in the middle of my card panel with All that Jazz Ink.  I stamped over that again, using my Misti, with VersaMark ink and embossed it using the best embossing powder Wanderlust.  I just love how you can still see the ink underneath but it adds a layer of glitter over the top!  I then used quite a few of the stamps in the Paisley Peacock stamp set to stamp the paisleys & leaves around the outside edge of the panel.  I used a BG49 copic marker to add a touch of color to the inside of the leaf-like image.  For the middle layer I cut a piece of white cardstock a part and layered it on top of a Midnight cardstock base.  I attached the Congrats panel to the top with dimensional tape.

Giveaway Details!

Up for grabs is one Perfect Reason Stamp & Die Bundle.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Saturday, April 14th.  One commenter will be picked randomly to win!  This giveaway is eligible for US residents only.

Thank you so much for joining me today!
All that Jazz
All that Jazz
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Midnight Ink
Midnight Ink
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Orange Twist
Orange Twist
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You Did It! Stamp Set
You Did It! Stamp Set
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Perfect Reason Stamp Set
Perfect Reason Stamp Set
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Paisley Peacock Stamp Set
Paisley Peacock Stamp Set
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Midnight Cardstock
Midnight Cardstock
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Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper
Black Tie Gala Patterned Paper
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Wanderlust Embossing Pwd
Wanderlust Embossing Pwd
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60 comments:

Bea Connor said...

Love both cards! Great job.

Sue D said...

I like the colorful design for the graduation card and the glittery Congrats on the wedding card.
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Tisha Saltzman said...

FUN, FUN cards. Very clever use of the stamps!!

SHartl said...

Great modern look with your color choices for the graduation card. I love how you used the same set for two very different looks.

Nisha said...

Hi Jennifer. I love both of your cards. I love how you only used two colors. I always forget that cards can look just as beautiful with only a couple of colors. I am also following you on Instagram too. Thanks sharing your cards. Great inspiration in my card making.
Nisha~

Annette said...

I love the congrats with the paisley

Billie Dee said...

I love both cards!

Lisa K said...

Both cards are wonderful! Great graduation card, especially the sentiment. The wedding card with the paisleys looks elegant with the black and white. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deborah Kaye said...

I really like your cards! The backgrounds are fabulous!

Peggy M said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

Dana Norris said...

I love both cards! Using the school colors the way you used them is genius. I'll remember that when I have to make graduation cards in a few years. The wedding card is simply elegant. Thank you for sharing!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Fun cards, Jen. I love the black, white & teal. One
of my favorite color combos.

Nancy Holston said...

A very elegant card. Thank you for the chance at your giveaway.

Fishin Granny said...

I just love the different ideas with the same stamp and die set. Just beautiful

Helen Gullett said...

The graduation card is fantastic with that bacgkround and sentiment. And for the wedding card, it is so beautiful and elegant. They are very inspiring! Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway!

Monica Eggleton said...

Thank you for sharing your card. I was looking at this stamp set only from the aspect of making flowers. I have to laugh at myself since I love abstract art, and do a lot of tangling; you would of thought that those aspect would have jumped out at me. Now I have even more reasons to really like this stamp set. I am grateful for the opportunity to win this stamp set with your giveaway. Many thanks!

Lisa O'Reilly said...

Love the cards!

StarSpry said...

Both of your cards are so great! I love your idea of using school colors for graduation cards, and I love the color combo you used on the wedding card :)

Nana Griffin said...

Love both of these. Great ideas and colors.

Iris said...

Love the clean, crisp look of your cards.

Becky said...

Nice options for a floral set. Love the black with an accent color.

Teresa Selby said...

Love your card! Great colors you chosen. Keep up the fantastic work making great cards. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

Cyndi Morris said...

Great cards. Love the paisley background on the second one.

Lindar C said...

Great cards! Love the color combinations.

Barbara Brennan said...

LOVE the alternatives use of stamps in a set in a OUTSIDE the box way! GREAT CREATIONS~using the non floral stamps!

Laura Miller said...

Really like the two-toned cards - - really works for a masculine card - on the congrats. And the paisley are great on the 2nd card. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jeanette said...

Great cards, especially the wedding card!

Kym Maxwell said...

I love both of your cards!!! I love finding new and unique ways to use my stamps!!! I have got to get my hands on some of that wanderlust embossing powder and the All that Jazz Ink pad!!!Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!!! Big Hugs!!

Jane DeJesus said...

Love your cards! Thank you!

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Wonderful cards! I'll be using both of them!!

cghundley said...

Fabulous ways to use
the stamps and the
cards look pretty.
Carla from Utah

Shortdorv said...

I love the paisley! It’s my favorite! Both cards are gorgeous!

MiamiKel said...

I absolutely adore your wedding card! My oldest daughter just got married and it's a gorgeous inspiration piece for her college graduation too! Thanks for inspiring me with your creativity !

Wanda Radler said...

Such great cards and ideas for mass producing. I like the perfect reason stamp because it is so versatile!

Jeanne Beam said...

Awesome card. It’s a really versatile stamp set. Thanks so much for sharing...

Annabeth said...

Love the graduation card!

Teresa Marsh said...

Thank you for sharing you talent. I love both cards, especially the one with the paisley. You could do the Congratulations card for a wedding, or birthday, or whatever in the colors for there theme.

jandbspiegel said...

Nice cards - I love your school colors!

Linda Spryshak said...

Love the bright colors! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Samistic Cards said...

Beautiful cards!

Karenladd said...

Isn't it great how the floral elements have such a different look by using trendy colors and a random pattern? These are fabulous!

Denise Bryant said...

Two awesome cards! I love b&w with a pop of color!

StampNK said...

What a wonderful graduation card! I like the way those stamps look in black and white.

Karthikha said...

Awesome cards!! Love the colors :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Kassiopia Judkins said...

This stamp set is so much fun! I really like the bold/graphic look of the flowers, there's a playfulness about them.

Torie Williamson said...

Hi. Jen.
I love your card! I am a retired science teacher and I love the geometric design! This stamp set is so cute and versatile. This set is a true staple stamp set to have.
I make cards with the ladies at an assisted living home and this set would offer them a variety of designs for their cards.
Thank you!

Patti H. said...

Super clever use of these stamps! I love both cards, especially the grad card & changing colors for each school. I will be needing several grad cards next month & love your idea!

michiganderintexas said...

thank you for showing how to use stamps in a different way

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are very creative - thanks for the ideas:)

ajax said...

Both your cards are outstanding. I would love to have this stamp set. It is so versatile.

Marianne said...

Love the graphic look of your first card and the way you have nestled your black stamping around the sentiment.

Dorothy Breitenstein said...

Love both cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dmm Mcfe said...

the stamp dosen't look like much but it is amazing - love the colors too

Kim Goodman said...

Fabulous cards, great uses of these stamps! So much fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

Alli Shrewsbury said...

Love the wedding congrats card. The touches of blue are striking in the graphics!

Pam D. said...

Love both these cards! It's wonderful to see ideas on how to use the sets different than intended, more bang for the buck! Our school colors are orange and black too and I love the grad card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna K. said...

Thanks for the great cards! I do have a graduation card to make and sometime in the next year, a wedding will happen. It's great to be prepared!

Annheidel said...

Striking cards! I love the black and white with pops of color.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the use of the black.
The orange is so pretty in the graduation
card. The stamp set is elegant in the
second card. thanks for sharing
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Betsy Calvin said...

Like both cards. The orange and black is a fun card and the wedding card is elegant. Thanks for giving such great ideas.

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