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Sunday, August 22, 2021

PP555 Graduation Congrats

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Hope your weekend is going well so far!  Laurie is our Paper Players hostess this week with a fun sketch:

 

I love sketches!  I happened to need a graduation card for a young man in our church, so this was a perfect way to put this sketch to use!  He graduated from the same high school I did, and our school colors are maroon and gold, so I got out some Merry Merlot and Bumblebee products and went to work:


My card base is Merry Merlot, and I added an embossed panel on top, using the retired Alphabet Press EF for a school vibe!  I had some leftover Bumblebee DSP from last year, so I diecut a tag and added a stitched and embossed star on top, accenting it with a Merry Merlot tab and some twill ribbon from my stash:


The sentiment is from Hand-Penned Petals, diecut with the Tasteful Labels die.  Easy and fun!

What will you create with this sketch?  Check out what the DT made at the Paper Players blog, then share your creation with us too!  Thanks for popping by today!

Yesterday was to have been Cassidy's birthday party, but due to her fractured ankle, they decided to put up a tent and have a drive-by!  Her friend Ben came over to hang out with her, and here they are posing with one of her favorite gifts...a giant squirt gun.  She'll have to wait until her ankle heals to use it though! 

 Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Hand-Penned Petals
Card stock & Papers     Merry Merlot, Bumblebee, Shimmery White, Bumblebee DSP (ret)
 Ink Merry Merlot
Accessories Twill ribbon (from my stash), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Tasteful Labels Dies, Tailor Made Tags Dies, Stitched Stars Dies (Paper Rose), Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (ret), Stapler

13 comments:

Kampin' Karen said...

Are you known as the "card lady" in church? LOL. Your congregation is blessed to have you. Great design and colors. It wasn't too long ago that we graduated, right?! Ben is a cutie and I bet they can't wait to use that present. Have a blessed day.

Laurel said...

Great take on the sketch!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne this is just perfect! I know he will love this special card in the school colors. That big star and embossed background is fabulous! I am so very sorry about Cassidy's ankle. How painful! I will pray for a speedy recovery! Have a great week, My Friend!

Lorraine said...

I love that you've personalized this with the school colors. Great card! Looks like the birthday was happy even if not as planned!

Linda Callahan said...

I love sketch challenges the best too! Perfect graduation card! Good to see Miss C is still smiling!

Lisa Elton said...

This is terrific and I bet he loved it. My school colors were maroon and gold too... go Bulldogs! Now THAT'S a squirt gun!

laurie said...

Perfect grad card! The squirt gun looks like so much fun!!!

Nancy said...

I adore maroon and gold together, LeAnne! Such a perfect graduation card! I am so sorry to read that Cassidy had to have a drive-by Birthdy party, it will definitely be one that she will remember though. They both look like awesome kids. Have a great day!

Amanda Mertz said...

What a great grad card! Love the subtle letters embossed in the background and you can't beat using the school colors for personalizing! Sorry to hear about Cassidy's ankle! Hope it heals quickly and painlessly! Hope you're having a fantastic week so far!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is such a simple idea yet so effective LeAnne! I love the embossed background and star and so fun that it can be personalised to the college colours - I'm sure the grad in question will love it!

Debbie Crowley said...

LeAnne, this is so simple and a perfect portrait of the sketch. I love your background texture. I hope you're enjoying your week.

Ann Schach said...

A perfect graduation card, LeAnne! Merry Merlot and Bumblebee are a rich and bold color combination. I LOVE the background texture. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such an awesome graduation card! Love the clean layout, the pop of embossing and that awesome color combo. Awesome take on the sketch!