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Friday, May 30, 2008

Grad card in a rush

Happy Aloha Friday everyone! It's graduation season. I want to send out congrats to the class of 2008!
My niece, Ally, will be graduating tomorrow from Kailua High School. Yay Blue & White! I am working on making her name sign for after the graduation, which seems to be a tradition. It's so your family and friends can find you in the mass of people after the ceremony. I will post a pic of it when I'm all done. Still putting the finishing touches on it
Here is a card I made for my mom and dad to give to her. I yet have to make one from my family :)
This card is a very simple card, partly because I did it in a rush when mom said, "did you make my card for Ally yet?" "Uh, no, not yet." "Should I go out and buy one then?" - "no, I'll make it right now." Anyone else go through this? I love my mom very much, but sometimes I wish they could kind of go with my flow, know what I mean?? Their generation likes to have everything all set in advance. Not that I don't agree, but with the way my life is (scream!) it's so hard to do everything that I'm supposed to do all in advance. Did you all just advise me to start saying NO to all the stuff that I commit myself to doing??? I'm trying, really!
Sorry to ramble about this. On to the card! Simple, that's all I can say. it's not bad, but if I do another card like this, I would run the front of the card in a CB emboss folder to add some texture. I've been liking my embellishments to "pop" out and use either a double layer of dimensionals or a higher foam tape (that I got from Cute Stuff).
This is the inside of the card. I adhered a glassine envelope to the left side of the card for the moolah. I guess it would also be a good place to hold a giftcard too. It looked so plain, so had to jazz it up. I used the large and small star and adhered it to the tip of the flap. Kind of adds a little fun to the envelope.

Supplies: Brilliant blue, whisper white cardstock, white organdy ribbon, Stamp set: Great Grads. Brilliant Blue ink. Marvy mega scallop circle punch, mega circle punch, dimensionals, large and small SU star punches, glassine envelope.
It was a short week with the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, but for some reason, the week felt longer than usual...I guess trying to jam 5 days into 4...how's that for running on a high stress level! haha! Looking forward to crafting with Darcie and Jean at lunch today. We're making flip albums!! yay!! Also, getting my hands on the new CTMH catty from Jean.
Thanks for visiting today. TGIF is all I can say. It's gonna be a long and busy weekend. I will be doing classes this weekend at CUTE STUFF. We will be making a peek-a-boo card featuring the dude and hula girl penguins and also a larger waterfall card featuring the Stampendous Changito monkeys!! There's still room if you'd like to join us.
**sigh** Nolan is running a fever again and it seems like his cough got worse. Talk about keeping me on my toes! Can we say Calgon???


Risa said...

Hey Teri!
I love your card girl! If I read your opening statement correctly, you did say quick card right? Well...the outcome is beautiful and I'm crazy about that shade of blue!!!
I hope Nolan starts to feel better soon. My stepdaughter is home today sick as well.
Although you will be busy this weekend, I hope you enjoy every minute of it.

Anonymous said...

OMG I LoVe this card! It's so cute and clean. Not meaning its dirty but just a crisp look. And the intensity of the blue is fabulous. I really, really like it.

Have fun with your gals at work today! =)

Allison Rankin said...

This is very good for a quickie card! The envelope inside is a neat idea!

Stampin Cats said...

Great card. Hope your niece has a great graduation.

Rita said...

I luv this card, my style elegant & simple with a little added pazzaz!!! How about a tin with all cards in it for all occassions for mom & dad as a Christmas gift this year! I'm going to do that for my daughter & son's girlfriend, this way they don't bother me at the last minute, hehehe!!! When I make a card for myself now I will make 2 more similar to mine & put it away for them.

Unknown said...

Terrific job, Teri, on a last minute card. The front of the card was simple, but once you open the card, wow. I know what you mean regarding your parents wanting things in advance, but I think when we get that age, we'll be like that too! I need to make some grad cards too and yours gave me inspiration.

Maria said...

I hear yah, Teri! I have the same problem of saying "Yes" when I should be saying "I'll see!" LOL!

Well, you did a fabulous job creating that quickie card! Congratulations to your niece!!


Sheree said...

You came out with just a great card. You always come out w/great ideas!! My cards are plain compared to yours but I can make a variety and give to mom as a gift - whatta you think?
I'll see ya later,

corinnesomerville said...

These turned out fantastic !!! Love 'em!