Saturday, June 22, 2013

HSS162 Graduation


Happy Saturday, everyone!  Yay, we made it to the weekend!  Continuing on with my supposedly easy cards, here’s the graduation card I made for my nephew, using the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch #162:

Now, I say “supposedly” easy cards, because I must have re-done this one four or more times…..most of it was done in MDS, and I am still learning how to print whole cards…..I am not sure if it is my printer or user error!  I finally got one done to my satisfaction!  Here ya go:


My nephew’s school colors are black, red and gray (thank you, Carol!) so I printed the background words in MDS in Basic Gray on Basic Gray cardstock, added the Alphabet Press embossed panel, then did the sentiment in MDS as well.   I love the inside….that came together in a flash:


I really enjoy layering sentiments and images….it’s very, very easy to do in MDS and they can be resized in a jiffy!  And just to brag on my nephew---he got a full ROTC scholarship to his college…an answer to prayer!  Plus he’s pretty much one of the smartest kids I know!

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  1. That is one really cool graduation card!
    Ahh all the reason to enjoy summer! Sweet picture.

  2. Hmm, I don't know which I like better, the inside or outside of this card! I have two graduation cards to make this weekend, and I just may be casing you, Leanne!

  3. Oops, and congrats to your nephew! He sounds pretty awesome!

  4. MyMyMy!! What a fan-tab-u-lous card! Really like the inside - I may have to visit you and learn how to use my MDS that's just been sitting there on my screen...I'm such a nervous-nellie with computer stuff - which is silly - I won't hit the wrong button and blow up the world - but what if I did - ackkkkkkk. Ha

    Miss Cassidy is growing up so fast - wish it was warm enough here to play in the water like she is.

    Anyway - loven today's card and sending congrats to your nephew

  5. fabulous card!!!! ditto on the colors!!!!

  6. This turned out perfect for your nephew, and the colors look awesome together! (thanks for the shout-out!) Congrats to him for his amazing accomplishments!
    I'm going to have to check into MDS after seeing all the incredible things you've been creating with it!
    Been loving all the summer photos of Cassidy too - she entertains herself so well :)

  7. Very Cute!!! Love the MDS background- so cool!!! Great texture!!! Banners are so cute!!! Great Job with MDS!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  8. I just love it! Love the fun summer colors and how you expanded on our layout! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  9. What a great masculine graduation card! I love the color and bold fonts!

  10. This is a great graduation card! How lucky to get a scholarship! College is almost out of reach these days!

  11. LOVE IT! I am a total sucker for those cards that are all dolled up inside as well! Thanks for sharing with us at HSS!

  12. I love how you used MDS to make the background. Thanks for sharing your very cool graduation card with Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  13. Awesome card for an awesome scholar! What an accomplishment! I love the layering you did in MDS, I have to organize my files so I know what I have and play around. Your card is quite inspiring! Thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika

  14. OH, to be that flexible!...the card is super fabulous too! Such a creative use of MDS for the background. Thanks for playing with HSS.


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