Friday, June 4, 2010

Bloggers Challenge: Cricut and Stamped Grad

Today's Blogger's Challenge was to make a graduation card. Simple, right? Well, not so much when you realize that your supply of graduation stamps consists of ONE measly graduation cap stamp! Me, the woman with 10,000 stamps...one graduation stamp.

So I made lemonade out of that lemon....

I decided to make Cricut letters and decorate them using the Cricut and Stamp Technique from the June 2010 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. I took it a step further than the directions, too, and highlighted the texture on teh Cricut words. The "tassel" was made from yarn, and the background was cuttlebugged with the congratulations embossing plate. I also Popped the "A" to give it more interest. Overall, I think it turned out pretty good for only having one "official" stamp!

The Graduation Cap is a stamp from VAP (one of the Michael's Dollar Stamps), the Congratulations Stamp is from AMuse, and teh Grid Stamp on the letters is from Judikins.

Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge Player artwork -- the link is on my blog sidebar.

17 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Great graduation card, wonderful technique!

Terry said...

Pat, you sure did do great! I am faced with the same problem of making a grad card with no real stamps! I cut out a cap to match her colors and am going to use 2010 numbers! Not sure what else at this point!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great challenge, luv the colors!

msfreida said...

This is fabulous, Pat! What a creative way to incorporate your single stamp! :)

billiejo said...

I received my newsletter a few days ago and the "Cricut and Stamp Technique" really jumped out at me. I love how you used it for your grad card. Another really great card. Thanks ... Sandy/Billiejo

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful card. Great technique for the card. The embossed background, tassel, and cap are great embellishments.

Ida said...

Well I think you did a fantastic job with your one "official" Grad stamp. (I was in the same boat). Great details like the embossing and the tassel.

Heidi Hihn said...

Great card!! Just think if your family reads this posting....what do you thing you will get for the holidays....GRADUATION STAMPS!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

If anyone could whip up a card with only one graduation stamp, it would be you! Terrific job putting this all together! :D

Connie Babbert said...

Fun grad card with the use of the Cricut! Great job.

Lisa Bohler said...

Fabulous combination of texture and color!

Tami Black said...

I love it! I think it is darling and love that it is a different sizes than normal cards. Perfect!

Connie Paxman said...

Very Innovative with your 'one stamp'...love the TJ Techie on the Journaling Grad Alpha.
connie paxman

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is a fun card- love the lettering and the technique. You are very resourceful with your 'one' grad stamp! TFS

tonistamps said...

Great use of all your stuff and your one little graduation hat stamp! :) You put together a wonderful card!

Lori said...

Love the tassel accent!

Barbara said...

You sure did make lemonade from lemons!......Amazing what you did with one little stamp. Great card!