Graduation Card With Sneak Peeks at the New 2013-15 In Colors

I used the new 2013-15 In Color card stock and inks from Stampin’ Up! to create a graduation card.  I love the color names: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding…yummy!!  My design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #84.  I tried to keep it fairly clean and simple since I need to mail this one.

Pure Gumption

I started by stamping the Swallowtail image in Pistachio Pudding ink on Pistachio Pudding card stock.  I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, then to the Baked Brown Sugar card base with SNAIL.

Pure Gumption 1

I stamped the Pure Gumption sentiment in Baked Brown Sugar ink on a Crisp Cantaloupe strip.  I adhered the stamped strip to a strip of Baked Brown Sugar card stock, then to the card front with SNAIL.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the chevron images from the Oh, Hello stamp set in Baked Brown Sugar ink on Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  I trimmed the chevrons using my Stampin’ Trimmer and Paper Snips and I adhered the strip to the card front with SNAIL.  I finished the front by adding three pearls to the lower right corner.


I added a panel of Pistachio Pudding card stock that I’d stamped with the Swallowtail image inside the card.

I’ll stop tormenting you with sneak peeks…at least for tomorrow.  🙂  I’ll be sharing a card using products that you can get your hand on right now.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Pure Gumption (126315 wood, 126317 clear); Oh, Hello (130730 wood, 130733 clear); Swallowtail (129213 wood, 129216 clear)

Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

Ink:  Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad (available May 31 – 131175); Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad (available May 31 – 131177)

Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Baked Brown Sugar (available May 31 – 131296) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, 1-1/8″ x 3″ strip, 1-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip; Pistachio Pudding (available May 31 – 131294) – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel; Crisp Cantaloupe (available May 31 – 131298) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332)


New Catalog DSP, Ribbon and Embellishment Share

I thought that I’d let you all know that I’m planning to offer a Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishment share from the new catalog.  If you’ve never been a part of a share, they’re a great way to get a sample of all of the new offerings from the catalog without breaking the bank!  I’m still working out all of the details and I’ll post the share information next week.  I’m planning to include shares of all of the new items, but drop me a note if there is anything else (ribbon/DSP/embellishments that carried over from last year) that you’d like a share of and I’ll see if I can work it in.  And let me know if you have any other questions about the share too!


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8 thoughts on “Graduation Card With Sneak Peeks at the New 2013-15 In Colors

  1. What a fabulous combination of stamp sets, and I love how you used the sketch. This is a really great graduation card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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