Friday, June 15, 2012

Welcome to our June VC_Rocks Blog Hop!!  I am so sorry life did not permit me to take part of the May hop .... but I'm here now!!  You may be following the tour and got here from Mary Campbell's blog at http://mimitojett.blogspot.com  (love her creativity and her pix) .... or you may have just popped in to see what's going on with me.  In either case, you can always go to our home page at any time at http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/ to get the full line-up.    

Our theme this month is any size, any theme cards .... so I chose graduation since that is what I've been making the most lately.  These first 2 cards are just 2 colors of 21 cards I made, changing the colors for different schools and our church graduates.I like to make several cards the same (or mainly) so I can measure and cut and set aside the parts of the cards, plus  cleaning up the stamps, etc. is easier at one time too!!  I am soooo bad about putting the stamps back in their own boxes - I always have a basket full of stamps waiting to find their happy home (I know, shame on me big time!!!)

  
For these particular cards, I used the following supplies --
cardstock: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
inks: Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry
stamp sets: retired Great Grads and Tassel Time
accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, retired gold cord

This next card was somewhat CASE'd from Stampin' Success, a great monthly magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  I changed some supplies to use what I have on hand but the basic card is the same.  It was a fun card to create!!  

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The first pix is with the card closed; #2 pix shows it opened with the sentiment and pix #3 is the back of the card, with a slot for a gift card, check or cash.  I used some retired supplies and changed some other things around to make it with what I had on hand but I like it.  I made it with black and silver card stock for this one because Adam chose black and silver as his grad colors. That's just one more thing to like about homeschooling .... 

Hope you enjoy these cards - I KNOW you are enjoying the blog hop!  From here, your next stop is Terri Tank's blog at mystampvault.blogspot.com (another super talented stamping friend) or go to our home page at http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/ at any time in case you get lost or maybe someone's link does not work correctly. 

Leave me a comment and I will send one of you one of the first 2 cards.  

Enjoy the rest of the hop and I will see you anytime you stop by, and next month "at the hop" (gee, that sounds like an old song I remember) ...  lol, those old songs have been running thru my mind because my class reunion is coming up in 2 weeks!!  Can't wait to see my classmates - it will be a fun-fun-fun weekend!!

Hugs to all, God Bless, Shirley

  






24 comments:

Janice said...

Wonderful graduation projects Shirley, love them them both.

Barbara Furlong said...

Shirley, hey I am missing you....roomie...where are you? No answers to emails....glad to know you are here posting so maybe email me please...great cards!!! Barb

Elizabeth said...

Love them, Shirley!

mitz said...

...will be needing a grad card.. this is a great idea.. thanks
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

MJ said...

These are fabulous! I love the colors and layout of the first ones and then the gift card holder is just too fun!

Kimber said...

These are great cards!!! So much fun and any grad will be lucky to receive them!!!

Debbie said...

I do the same thing you do - design a card and make a few at the same time changing colors along the way. Way more efficient since my stamping time is so precious. Thanks for sharing!

Chris Occhipinti said...

Wonderful cards, Shirley, I like the idea of the same layout but changing up the color combos. Perfect!

JoAnn Ross said...

Great graduation cards! And I totally love the slot for the gift card in that clever second one! Have fun at your reunion!

Anonymous said...

Great cards, I think one will be re-created soon. :) Thanks for sharing with us.
Marsha
bestprepgirl@comcast.net

Jackie L Watson said...

All your graduation cards are awesome!!! You clever girl.

Patrice Herrera said...

Shirley you never cease to amaze us with your talent! All of the cards are great! I would love to see a M&T for the Cap pouch card hint, hint, hint.

inkedx2 said...

These are both great graduation cards! Love that gift card holder.

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Great card!

Elizabeth said...

great cards! Very cool gift card holder!

Brenda Hugar said...

Shirley, this card is great and I wold love to know how to do it.

brendah1951 at gmail dot com

Mary G said...

Great cards. I need a few more graduation cards and these would be fun to CASE.

Stace said...

Awesome grad cards!

Carey said...

Oh how I wish I had the inspiration to make these cards last weekend when I went to my combo nieces/nephews party. You are so doggone talented and I appreciate you.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Fun cards!

June Reister said...

I love your mortar board card. I've been looking for a different type of card for an open house next week. That is just the thing I need.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Nice grad cards! This is the first year in awhile I had no grads to send to,

Cindy Ferenz

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Great graduation cards, and timed just right, too. thanks so much for sharing.

Diane Villegas said...

Great cards, thank you for sharing.