Spring Custom Cards

This is the time of year I tend to get an flurry of requests for custom cards…usually for graduations.  It’s fun to make a card that incorporates something about the graduate, as I did in this card:  the student was a football player, so I included the school’s athletic logo on the “wall of graffiti”.  I downloaded the logo from the school’s website, converted it to grayscale, and positioned it to print where I wanted when I ran the Adventure Bound DSP through my printer.  The other words come from the Bravo, @SoSocial, and Crazy for You stamp sets. They are stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with White, Black and Silver embossing powders.
Another request I recently received was from a friend who wanted a birthday card for her daughter that featured lots of glitter and rainbows to reflect an inside joke between the two of them.
I made this by nesting my Oval Framelits on a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (DDGP) and running it through my Big Shot, which gave me the Red-Blue pieces.  The Purple piece was made from the inner oval left by the Framelits, cut out with the Large Oval Punch.

Then I used an AquaPainter and re-inkers to color the DDGP, using very little water and a lot of re-inker to get a deep color (the color seeps through and is absorbed by the underlying paper, but is resisted by the glitter itself). Once they’d dried I nested them back together and attached them to a layer of Silver Glimmer Paper that’s glued to a Whisper White card base.  

Finally, I cut the numbers with the Bigz Alphabet Typeset Dies (retired) in DDGP.  I felt that numbers were lost without something to ground them, so I cut a second set from Smoky Slate and offset them when I attached them to the Silver Glimmer layer.

My friend reported that the birthday girl loved the card and immediately got the joke.  Love it!

May Classes!

Join me to make 5 great projects…including a sneak peek of NEW catalog items!

Tuesday, May 26
9:30 – noon
Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale
RSVP by noon on Sunday, May 24

Tuesday, May 26
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Ellen’s House in Peoria
RSVP by noon on Sunday, May 24

Wednesday, May 27
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Nancy’s Craft Room in Scottsdale
RSVP by noon on Sunday, May 24

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too! 

Offer Dates: May 12 – June 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). 

The Fine Print:

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  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions. 
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95. 
  • Visit PaperPumpkin.com to join. 
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT). 

Need a new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog?  
If you’ve ordered from me in the last 12 months I will be sending you one.  
If not, send me an email and I’ll get one to you!


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