Sunday, June 15, 2014

Grad Card for Grandson

Hi, Friends, this is my second post for the day.  I'm posting the card I made for our grandson who is graduating from the 6th grade this week. I used his school colors of blue, yellow and white.



I used my new die from Die-namics - Heart Balloons. I love these heart balloons. The red stars are from a new Memory Box - Hearts & Stars. I used the stars because I thought the card needed a bit of a pop. (I saved the hearts for another card.) The splatter background made for a playful effect, suitable for an 11 year old boy. I created the background using Close to My Heart Diverse Backgrounds stamp, old but never used before. The balloons were stamped with Close to My Heart Who's Your Valentine Stamp. The sentiment is from Michael's Dollar Bin (purchased years ago). Inks are Close to My Heart, and all card stock is from my stash. I used baker's twine for the balloon string, first stiffening it with YES clue and forming the shapes (a neat trick I saw somewhere on the internet, but don't remember where). The balloons are popped up as is the splatter panel.

I discovered a new challenge The Cutting Edge.  They are having a launch party which includes a chance to be a guest designer.  My card is based  on the balloon card inspiration here - easy to tell!


I'm also entering these challenges:  Inkspirational Challenges #58 Clean and Simple (my second entry) and Sister Act Card Challenge #61 Anything Goes. And since I'm using NBUS (Never Been Used Schtuff - namely the die cuts and the splatter background stamp), I'm entering Darnell's NBUS Challenge for the second time.

I hope all the dads out there have a Happy Father's Day, by the way :)

16 comments:

  1. Your heart balloons are wonderful, Sheila!! I just got those, myself...you have inspired me to get them out of the package:)!! Your grandson will love it:)!! Thanks for joining us at The Cutting Edge:)!!

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  2. Love those balloons, Sheila! :) Your grandson is going to love this bright, happy card! The splatter behind the balloons is fantastic!

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  3. Super fun grad card -- love those balloons and strings~

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  4. Very HAPPY and festive Sheila! Thanks for submitting your card into The Cutting Edge Guest Designer challenge.

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  5. This is just the sort of splashy, happy card that an 11 yo would like, Sheila, so your grandson will be over the moon with this! Very creative and well-executed! Thank you for linking to my NBUS Challenge again!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. How perfect is your grad card for your Grandson, Sheila! I love the splatter and use of die cut!

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  7. Oh so pretty....I love the background!

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  8. I am so loving this card Sheila!! The splattered background is very cool and perfect for a kid. Love those heart balloons and love the way you did the strings. Will have to try that some time. Congrats to your grandson too!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  9. Hi Sheila, I am so loving all the elements on this neat card and your 6th grader will just love it too. That's a great die, and your balloon string idea is terrific. Must remember. Wonderful spatter background, and I was delighted to read further that you entered into Darnell's NBUS. It's perfect! TFS & Hugs. Hope Dad's day was lovely at your house.

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  10. Very fun card! Love the heart balloons. Thanks for playing along with us at Inkspirational! :-)

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  11. What a fun and festive card! Thanks for joining us at The Cutting Edge!

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  12. Absolutely perfect for your grandson! I adore the colors and those heart balloons!!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Cutting Edge Challenge!

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  13. Very fun card, the colors so fit the ballons!! Thank you so much for playing along at The Cutting Edge Challenge :)

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  14. This is so fun!! I bet your grandson loved it!! Thanks so much for entering our Guest Designer Contest at the Cutting Edge Challenge - we're so glad you did and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

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  15. Very cute! Great balloons... I like how you used the string. I know your grandson will appreciate the hand made sentiment. =) Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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