Floral Graduation Cards for Retro Rubber

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It is Retro Rubber Tuesday! Oh, how I love to play with my older stamp sets and I know you will enjoy it, too! We are in the second week of our floral challenge so you only have till this Friday to submit a card. This is the week where I enjoy applying the challenge to a new stamp and, in this week’s case, it is also retiring. I have will be keeping this one! We all have our favorite floral stamp sets (I literally have dozens!) so ink one up today and play along!

I am knee deep in graduation preparations now but had some time to make Sarah’s two best friends’ graduation cards. I decided to use the colors of the universities that they will be attending instead of high school colors. The first one I made is for Rubee, who will be attending the University of Massachusetts and their colors are maroon and black. Here is her card:

Love is Kindness, Crazy about You

I really wanted to make a pretty card for this wonderful girl! Love is Kindness just seemed like a natural stamp to use and I hadn’t used it yet. Yikes! I really do love it, so will be using it again for those special occasions. The stamped image was watercolored with blender pens.

Class of 2015, Stippled Blossoms

 

This card is for Sarah’s best friend, Sameen, who will be attending Michigan State University and their school colors are green and white. I thought it needed another color so I added Cherry Cobbler because it’s Sameen’s favorite color. I added the flowers from Stippled Blossoms and fussy-cut them out.

 

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I hope you’ll stop by and check out the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, May 22nd.

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You’ve Got This Card and Gift Box

Hello Stampers! I am so happy to be Mary Fish’s guest stamper today, who is soaking up some Hawaiian sun! What a great vacation she is surely having!! I just hope she will want to come back!

I made a card and gift box that can easily be used for any occasion. The new Bohemian DSP is so rich with a great Southwestern feel. I absolutely love the colors that incorporate new In-Colors and colors that should already be in your stash.

You've Got This, Choose Happiness, Bohemian DSP, gift box

The card is very straight forward, using the dimensions of an A2 card. The background DSP is from the new Bohemian DSP. The wonderful floral stamp is from You’ve Got This, a brand new stamp set from the 2015-2016 catalog and is sure to be a big hit for anyone. I heat embossed the flower with VersaMark and Memento Black ink, then heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder. The stem was watercolored with Bermuda Bay and a blender pen. The flower was watercolored the same way with Island Indigo and Delightful Dijon. If you love to use ribbon, you will absolutely love the new ribbon! I love its sheer, soft feel!

You've Got This, Choose Happiness, Bohemian DSP

The Gift Box is one that I adapted from this tutorial. I made it in the same manner but the dimensions are different and listed below the photo. The small designs were just punched with the 1″ square punch straight from the DSP.

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Box Dimensions:

  • Cardbase: 7 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ and scored at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/4″, 11″
    • then scored width-wise at 2 1/2″
  • Layer 1: 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Layer 2: 4 1/4″ x 2″
  • Layer 3: 4 1/8″ x 1  7/8″

Box Lid Dimensions:

  • 4 3/4″ and scored at 1″ on all four sides
  • Layer 1: 2 5/8″ square
  • Layer 2: 2 1/2″ square

The flower was made using the Large Scallop Punch and the Label Bracket punch. I spritzed You've Got This, Choose Happiness, Bohemian DSP, Gift Box Lidall 9 punched pieces with alcohol, then scrunched and let them dry. I alternated the sides of the DSP so that both patterns were displayed. What a precious bow the new ribbon makes! This will be your go-to ribbon in your stash!!

This box was easy to make and not hard to customize at all. I hope you will give it a try the next time you want to make a special presentation!

 

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So, I hope you liked my card and gift box today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,