Monday, June 17, 2013

Quick Graduation Cards

I made some quick (relative term) graduation cards today using similar elements:  fresh, modern, patterned papers, dimensional butterfly stickers, a similar color palette, and a fabulous sentiment from Big Congrats by Inspired By Stamping:


I think the card above is my favorite.  Which one do you like better?


I'm entering the above card in the Lawnscaping challenge:  "Dimension and Layers".  I believe this qualifies with the different ribbons, popped-up butterfly sticker and various papers layered onto each other.  I'm also entering in a new-to-me challenge:  Word Play Saturday.  Their June challenge is "Summertime".  Graduations remind me of summer, for sure.


Big Congrats  has become a go-to set for me.  I can make New Home cards, Graduation cards, New Job, New Baby, and Engagement cards, all with one cute little set.  And if I use "Congratulations" all on its own, I can congratulate anyone for anything!


Well, my surgery creeps closer.  It's just a week away now.  Anyone else had a bunionectomy?  How long did it take you to heal?  The surgeon is putting some metal pins in a foot bone or two, also.  I'm trying hard to prepare things ahead of time around the house, but I've decided whatever doesn't get done, stays undone.  I can't worry about it.  It will all be waiting for me when I am up-and-around again.  :-)

Thanks for joining me today!

17 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

So gorgeous, I love your design ... really beautiful Colleen. Always enjoy seeing how you put your cards together. Hope life has been good to you ...x

Bonnie said...

The flags on the first card get my vote! Both of these are wonderful, Colleen!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love your cards!! LOVING the colors and loveeeee the butterflies!! And I haven't had that surgery ...but I will be thinking of you my friend! I am sure everything will be fine! :)

Sindhu said...

Awesome cards Colleen!love the first card more...
Good luck with your surgery... I'm sure you will be alright soon... :)

Maria said...

Ohhh...such lovely cards, Colleen! Love the floral paper, banners, and butterflies! I really can't decide which one I like best. Each one is unique and so beautiful! I haven't had foot surgery, but you will be better in no time. Just know that we're keeping you in thought and prayer...hugssss!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

They are BOTH beautiful COlleen, but I like the 1st one best too!!! Those sweet banners get me everytime! Best wishes for a SPEEDY recovery following your foot surgery. I'll keep you in my prayers my friend ;)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Colleen. Fabulous designs for both cards. Love the fresh colors of green, white and brown. All the best to you for your surgery. Loll xx

Leslie Miller said...

I love both cards, Colleen, but there's something about those hanging fishtail tabs that always especially appeals to me. Yes, graduation is certainly a summertime theme. I haven't had a bunionectomy, but I know people who have and recovered quite nicely. It will be a little hard to get around for a while. Good luck to you!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Lovely ! I loved the first one more !All the best for your Surgery !

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

I just can't decide - LOVE them both!!!
Wonderful designs!!!
Didn't know about cards going (only) digital - sooo sad - Love flipping through those Magazines Before I fall asleep.

Jessi Fogan said...

I think the first might be my fave too - such a fun layout, and a great way to use up little bits!
I think your attitude is really the only one to take - do what you can, and relax about the rest. My stepmom had a bunionectomy done YEARS ago, but unfortunately I don't remember much other than the crutches. I say put the kids to work ;) Time to wield a toilet brush, kiddo! lol

Linda R said...

I Think both cards look great. I just love the banners on the first card. The way they are layered looks great, But I also love the butterfly on your second card.

I do hope all goes well with your surgery. When you said pins in your bone, I cringed. But I am sure all will be fine..

Hugs~

Laurel said...

I love them both. I can not and will not choose, lol! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping!

Ellie said...

These are both simply stunning! Loving the designs and papers. I think the first one is my favorite one too, but it's hard to choose.
Thanks so much for playing along in my summertime wordplay saturday challenge at my creative moments.

Christiana said...

Beautiful cards! That banner trend is so hot right now. I'm seeing it everywhere! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Both of these are pretty Colleen. I love the banners on the first and the pretty die and paper on the second. Just beautiful.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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