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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Congrats Grad - PSC25

Happy Wednesday!  You know that means it's time for another Perfect Sentiments challenge!  This one was really tough for me.  First let me tell you about the challenge -

Challenge: Create a card with a sentiment of congratulations or any sentiment that acknowledges an accomplishment or encourages someone to pursue their dreams/goals.  Examples include:  Congrats, You Did It, Dream Big, So Proud of You, You Rock, Shoot for the Stars, etc.  Remember your sentiment must be on the front of the card.
Twist:  Use the attached sketch as inspiration for your card design.  Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch to make it work for you as long as we can still see the basic outline of the sketch in your design.

No problem with the sketch, but I just had a tough time finding the right stamps to use for this challenge.  I now know that I need to work on getting more sentiments although I have been finding lately that I can computer generate my own.  Maybe something to think about.  So here's the card that I finally came up with after searching through all the stamps that I own.

 I did flip the sketch so that it would cooperate with my layout.  I decided on the Stampin Up First Edition pattern paper and since it is Vanilla and Black, I went with that color combo.

Materials I used:
Image - Stampendous Cap & Gown Day stamped with Memento Black Ink.
Cardstock - Stampin Up Ultrasmooth Vanilla, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, and Summer Sun
Embossing Folders - Congratulations and Swiss Dots
Nestabilities - Lacey Oval Die
Stars - SU Small Star punch; bling from my stash
Copics - B24 and Y35.

This week our Sponsor is:
 Sponsor:  Pattie's Creations
Prize:  One free digi
If you need more inspiration, hop on over to Perfect Sentiments Challenge and check out our awesome Design Team:

And our Guest Designer for this month - Cheryl 
Now that should get you in the spirit of things.  How about showing us what you can do.  Post your creation using the Linkey on the PSC web page.  Look forward to seeing what you come up with.  You could be the winner this week or chosen as one of the Perfect 3!

I'm also submitting this to these challenges:
 Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes 
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Anything Goes 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes 
The Crazy Challenge - Add a Sentiment 
Just keep on creating - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  Have a wonderful day.


  1. This is a brilliant

  2. Hi Maggie,

    i love this fun graduation card, the colours, embossing and sentiment definitely set the mood of the card.

    Lucky that you found the stamps for this card. Computer generated sentiments is definitely the way to go.

    Thanks so much for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. i hope you will continue to share your creations

  3. What a great card ;o)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Janneke XO

  4. This is a FABULOUS card! So many details! Everything is perfect!!!

  5. Great, great card! So many layers and textures and details...LOVE that!! Nice take on the sketch and good choice on the colors! :)

  6. VERY CUTE and a perfect graduation card!

  7. very cute graduation card.

  8. Great card this week I love all the textures and texts!

  9. Hi there, what a fab card! Love the embossing and use of text panel.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  10. Cute card Maggie..the textures & colors are great : )

  11. Really fun card - your embossing looks brilliant too. :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  12. Maggi, this is such a cool card for a boy!!!. Mine would have love them!!!

  13. OMGoodness -- caps and gowns are just around the corner and will be here in no time! Lovely card and I think you rocked the challenge. :-D

  14. super-cool! Love the embossing in the background :)

  15. Great job flipping this around and making it work for you! Now you have a graduation card all set to go if you need it!

  16. Very cute card and I really like those images. Such a fun graduation card!

  17. Perfect!!! I love the bright cheery colors. Great for graduation!

  18. You mastered the two part challenge with a terrific card! Love the font on your sentiments!

  19. Fab idea Margaret and a super card well done .
    Hugs Elaine

    1. Thank you for coming by Elaine and for your sweet comment. I've been to your blog and am following you now.

  20. I like your card, it's really nice.

  21. Super cute card. I like the "Happy Cap and Gown Day" stamp and how you blended all the colors

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment.

  22. Great graduation card I love that fun image you used. I haven't seen it before. So cute. Love the text paper and the background too.. I see you have others that use digital images...are they hard to use? I haven't tried them yet..Just wondering..

    1. I am really getting to love digital images. At first I didn't know how to use them, but once I figured that out, it was great. I've bought so many new ones and love using them. Any questions, just ask me. Thanks for coming by.

  23. Loving your card- the sentiment you came up with Rocks- love the fun graduation card! The Su DSP is a great backdrop.

  24. Perfect timing on this one Maggie as it's so close to being graduation time!! I love the colors you used on this and everything ties together so wonderfully!

  25. Oh my gosh... what a perfect grad card! I need a couple of these for the end of the month and this is great inspiration!

  26. What a cool card!
    Thanx for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you back again next week. Good luck!
    Hugs Karin

  27. Fun, Sweet graduation card, Maggie! The colors are awesome.

  28. What a great graduation card! I love the colors and pretty embossing!

  29. Awesome card!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  30. Very cool to turn the sketch like that! Your card came out great....TFS!!!


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