Friday, June 1, 2012

Congrats to the Grad!

In response to yesterday's post...

1. To get the two colors of polka dots, ink the first color and stamp. Clean the stamp, ink with the second color, and stamp so that the dots are in the empty spaces between the already-stamped dots. If you've never two-step stamped before, this isn't necessarily intuitive. Once you do it, you'll slap your forehead and wonder why you never thought of it before. At least, I did.

2. My kids came up with a plan to stop the bickering. Every time they bicker, I give them a point. If they get three points in a day, they lose screen privileges the next day. They decided they can get points for bickering, not doing what I ask of them cheerfully, or pitching fits. We shall see if it works. Today's behavior was already much better than yesterday's!

3. If you want to know why it's so cool to own an Oxford English Dictionary of your very own, click on over to my other blog, where I posted about the word grandeur this morning.

And now for today's post.

It's graduation weekend in my town, and I needed three cards for high-school young man and two young women. Same idea, different looks!

Dude doesn't get flowers and bling, but then, I think all three young people will be far more interested in the checks than the cards, anyway, LOL!

Since all these will be delivered by hand, I felt comfortable getting bulky with them. Those buttons and paper clips might be problematic in the post, though.

Have a lovely weekend!

stamps: StampinUp (library card is from either Office Accoutrements or Stamp of Authenticity, not sure which), Papertrey Ink (sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages, flowers from Paper Tray), date stamp from office supply store

ink: Memento and SU mixed up
paper: PTI kraft, vintage cream, and white
accessories: paper clips, buttons, floss, rhinestones, dimensionals


  1. These are fun - I'd almost forgotten about that original Papertrey flower - it's a good one! On the topic of language, maybe you can help me with why you color but I colour. And why you write and give checks as gifts, but I write cheques?! lol! The list goes on......favourite, honour etc, etc,

  2. Thanks for explaining your two color technique of yesterday. I really like these grad cards. Now I'm going to read your other blog :)

  3. Great grad cards!! We miss you over on Splitcoaststampers - these would be perfect for yesterday's Free for All challenge - a grad card without a cap, diploma, or owl on it.

    Thanks for the explanation of how you get the two colours of dots on the earlier cards - I had been picturing you painstakingly colouring the dots with two different markers on a stamp where the dots were very close together!

  4. Fun use of paper clips -- awesome cards that the Grads will be appreciative of [especially the $$] :)


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