Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As You Graduate...

It's GRADUATION TIME! Here is one of my favorite Graduation Quotes:
'Graduation is only a concept.  In real life -every day you graduate.  Graduation is a process that goes on  until the last day of your life.  If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.'
 ~Arie Pencovici

~As you Graduate ~ Card Recipe
Stamps: ODBD - As You Graduate Set
Ink: Graphite Black
Paper: The Paper Company Cool Metallic Ruby Jewel, White CS, Gray CS
Accessories:  Frantic Stamper Precision Die Star Card Panel; Creative Expressions Pierced Flags dies by Sue Wilson, Cuttlebug Mini-Stars EF, Gray Satin Ribbon, Silver Pearls
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

The FRA-DIE-09412 Stars Card Panel die makes this great background.  Not only do you get this fun background that's perfect for so many themes, but you also get the mini stars that cut out of it. How awesome is that??  The front stars on the card were cut with Spellbinders Dies and given texture with the Mini Stars Cuttlebug embossing folders then layered for dimension.
 Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Star Card panel
This FUN Frantic Stamper Precision die can be found at; Frantic Stamper Inc., 

The sentiment Panel was cut with the CE Pierced Flags Die by Sue Wilson, found here.
You'll LOVE the Creative Expressions dies!!! 
Find them at Ecstacy Crafts   
More fabulous Shops offering Sue Wilson's Products;

Id like to also enter this Card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
 Little Red Wagon
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Red, White, and, or Blue w/ribbon 
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes Family Friendly 

Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today.  I love hearing from you and hope to have inspired you!


  1. Hi America what a wonderful card I love the colours and your design is wonderful.

    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  2. Stunning but then it is your style and what I expect from you lovely lady
    Hugs Kate xxxx

  3. This is STUNNING! Layered loveliness. Thank you so much for sharing your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday on our 184th AGFF Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  4. This is gorgeous America! Love these stars and what wonderful textures.

  5. Love this America! That background is on my wishlist and now I'm kicking myself for not getting it sooner. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Well, first let me say that your card is absolutely STUNNING! I love everything about it from the die-cuts to the amazing bow you've added. It's just lovely, and I cannot thank you enough for stopping by to share it in our challenge this week. I'm SO honored to have you link up with us, and I really hope that you will join us again soon. I am just smitten with your amazing art work.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. This card is absolutely PERFECT for our current challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. It's a patriotic challenge with ribbon. How perfect! I would LOVE to have you join us there as well. Here is a link:

    Blessings to you,

  7. Your card is a show stopper. I wish I was getting this card!!!!! Thank you for creating with us this week at Little Red Wagon Challenge Blog.

  8. Beautiful card! Perfect for graduation. Thanks for joining KKS wonderful Wednesday challenge!

  9. BEAUTIFUL graduation card! Gorgeous design!

  10. Wow, I love all the texture in this! We’re moving on Wednesday! I hope you’ve had a chance to visit the new blog and become a follower. If you haven’t had a chance yet, remember, it is a requirement to claim prizes at IDCB. If you have, thank you so much for your support and thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  11. I'm SO glad you stopped by to share in our Red, White and Blue Challenge. I absolutely LOVE this wonderful project. You are SO talented.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  12. A really striking card - love all the stars and that ribbon looks great.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  13. Stunning card!!! Love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!

    Michelle H :)

  14. Beautiful Graduation card!

  15. This is gorgeous and i love those dies that you used! I am so glad you linked up with us on the RRR challenge so i could stop over and see your card :) Have a really wonderful day...

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  17. WOW! This is a stunner! I super love the ribbon and the gorgeous bow! Your layers are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!