Tuesday, May 14, 2013

❖❖❖ It's a Celebration ❖❖❖



I've been meaning to start on my Daughter's graduation announcements....{why didn't I just have her order them from the school??!!!}.

Nothing like procrastinating and mass producing.



Her High School colors are blue and gold...The Turquoise Fresh ink is thee perfect shade of blue!  I knew I wanted to use my new WPlus9 Written on Ribbon set for her announcements.

The gold 'dots' are ala a foam adhesive circle on the tip of a Sharpie pen inked up with gold paint...A McGyver on my part as I couldn't figure out what else to do...no pencil erasers in sight!

Then I switched up the tag to the same cardstock as the base, Stampin' Up Basic Gray:


Gah, too bad I ran out of the cardstock...that's okay, variety is the spice of life.

Thanks for stoppin' by!!!!

supplies:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Basic Gray/Basic Black
Stamps:  WPlus9 Written on Ribbon & Impress Confetti dots
Ink:  WPlus9 white, Impress Turquoise Fresh Ink
other:  FolkArt gold paint
Silhouette:  Luggage Tag


39 comments:

  1. I saw some sneaks on facebook, and this is cute! Love the design:)

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  2. Congratulations to you and your daughter...Super exciting. LOVE the CUSTOM announcements. Super cool!!!

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  3. well of course you couldn't buy the school ones! These turned out fabulously Amy!

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  4. These are awesome Amy!!!
    No way could you have bought the school ones :)

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  5. What a beautiful card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  6. These look fabulous and so much better than the ones everyone else bought from the school.

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  7. the gold is such a perfect touch to set off the tag. Love the McGyver solution!!!!

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  8. These look wonderful, Amy! So much better than from the school. :)

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  9. Fabulous invitation, Amy, your daughter is special for sure, but she is so lucky to have a mom like you! Have a fabulous day and I know you will get them all finished in time!

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  10. Oh but Amy your are I know 100% better than the ones from the school! Absolutely perfect--I love them and I bet she does too.

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  11. Isn't it a sin to buy them if you're a card maker? :) I love how these turned out, Amy! Such a fun design!

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  12. Very fun and one of a kind! Love the little gold dots.

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  13. The first tag has a fun chalkboard look too it, but I am loving the gray too. You'll get them all done I am sure!

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  14. not only do i ♥LOVE♥ both versions AND the fact that you did the ultimate crafting sacrifice of mass production!!! but even better: how awesome to have another friend in life who happily uses the word "macguyvered" as a verb!!! :) :) :) happy tues, my friend! ♥♥♥

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  15. amy, love the switch up of the cards! way too cool!

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  16. They look amazing on the gray paper! Love the gold dots!

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  17. I love them! I made both of my older sons' thank you cards, but not their announcements-you are an ambitious girl!

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  18. Love love love them!!!! Loving the dots with the school colors!!! :) And I got your stamps!! THANK YOU soooooooooo much!! I will work on them in the next few weeks and get them back to you :)

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  19. Love this sophisticated color combo. Gray is one of my current crushes and the gold is such a fun unexpected touch!

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  20. Nothin' beats handmade! Clever dots, too!

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  21. So awesome that you're making these cards!! Handmade = cool!!
    Love 'em!!

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  22. awesome cards and LOVE that color combo...

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  23. Nicely done! Love that you used gold paint!

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  24. Gorgeous design - what a great mama you are!! I ordered the Turquoise Fresh ink in my last sale order at Impress and can't wait for it to arrive! :) Looks like I chose a great colour from the shade that I can see on your card. Yay!!

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  25. I love your card Amy!
    Fabulous chalk effect ;-)

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  26. nah... you wouldnt buy them from the school!... Congratulations to you and your daughter...how exciting!!! Love it Sista... You're such a AA Mama...hugs...x

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  27. They look awesome, Amy!! Love the tag with the negative cut year!

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  28. OMGosh, this is genius! Gorgeous, Amy!

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  29. Absolutely stunning, Amy! Love the MacGyvering, and make sure you make just one extra for your baby girl to keep :)

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  30. Hey Amy, this is such a great grad card! So many grand elements and layers. Hope you didn't have to make too many! I can so relate to "procrastination" and would bet I am waaaaay worse than you :-O

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  31. so your going to order from the school for your boy's graduation?? lol

    these are awesome and way to use what you have for the dots :)

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  32. absolutely fabulous and cool design, Amy! love it!

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  33. The announcements are amazing! You are my hero Amy! Congrats to your daughter (and you too!)

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Cheers,
~amy~