Congrats (Graduation)

by Lavanya

Congrats Card

Congrats Card

Thanks, Christina, for the wonderful information and tips on your site. Your tutorials have really made it easy for a newbie like me to make pretty cards (AND receive appreciative comments from my family and friend....LOL!).

This card is approximately 7 inches x 6 inches

I used White Wassau paper and Pink Recollections cardstock, from Joann Fabric and Craft.

I also used the following dies: Spellbinders Foliage, Floral Doily (for the outside sentiment), Spellbinders Parisian Accents (for the pink and white edging), Martha Stewart Flowers Stamp and Punch pack (for the smaller flowers), Fiskars Flower punch (for center of smaller flowers) and a large fern punch from Joann Fabric and Craft. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the pink front panel.

I used ideas from a number of your on-line tutorials: The Big Card tutorial (this is a larger-sized card, so the back of the card has the pretty layered effect that you demonstrated in the tutorial), Hand made paper flowers tutorial (to make the large flower), and the Felt Flowers with Spellbinders tutorial (on how to arrange the pink and white Parisian Accents edging).

The card is a side fold

It took me approximately 4 hours to make the card....hubby and kids had to make their own lunch arrangements!

I’ve made this card for a friend’s daughter’s graduation party to be held shortly, and plan to give it to her then.

I had the “misfortune” to attend a Stampin’Up party late last year, and went totally nuts soon after, buying card-making supplies like there was no tomorrow much to my hubby’s chagrin!

I started making cards about 8 months ago, but they were BEYOND AWFUL at that time. Then I chanced upon your website a few months ago (thank goodness!), and have been making MUCH better cards since then, so THANK YOU SO MUCH for so generously sharing your beautiful ideas and techniques with us.

I make cards for family and friends.

Christina says ...

Thank you so much for the lovely words and the beautiful card. I love everything about it and you must be so proud of the end result.

I am sure that the recipient will love it just as much when she gets it for her Graduation.

This whole website was put together for people that are new to cardmaking and it makes me feel so happy that I have in some small way helped you with making cards as lovely as this one.

If you are new also then you will find many ideas, projects and tutorials in the NavBar to your left.

And if you do use some of the ideas then don't forget to add your cards to the Gallery page just as Lavanya has done with hers, and share all your designs with the rest of the world.

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Jun 14, 2012
So pretty in pink
by: Donna C

Congrats to you for a job well done! Love your card.

May 14, 2012

Pink and grey, lovely!! Like your sentiment too.

May 13, 2012
by: Jenny Cottam

What a beautiful card, it's really lovely and I'm sure the girl it is for will be over the moon with it. I, like you, am so grateful to Christina for such a wonderful and informative site. Well done, and keep up the good work

May 13, 2012
Love it!!
by: Ethel

I love your graduation appropriate for a girl graduate. Hard to tell you just started making cards, but we are so fortunate to have Christine's advice and this wonderful site...

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