Monday, March 14, 2011


The cutting cafe blinkie
Welcome to another Cutting Cafe Monthly Inspiration!!! This month Regina challenged us to use backgrounds. I chose to use the Time 2 Background Printable Stamp. Unbelievably the school year will be coming to an end soon. It feels like this year, especially the school year, has just flown by so far. And what does that mean...GRADUATION! So I figured I'd get a few cards made up in case my boys had any friends graduating this year, and if not, I can put it up for my nephew that will be graduating next year, since it's done in his school colors. Anyways, graduation makes me think of TIME...time that you've spent studying, time that you've spent planning out your future, time that you've spent in school since you were a wee little thing, and the time that you will always feel you're up against as you're moving down your new path in life. 
Along with this background image, I also used the Happy Graduation Huge Circle Set and the Ribbons Sentiments Banner Set & Shaped Card that you can find at The Cutting Cafe as well. I love the Ribbons Sentiments Banner set, it's so versatile and along with the backgrounds, you could make so many quick cards to keep on hand. 

Be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe Monthly Inspiration post at The Cutting Cafe on Wednesday, March 16th for your chance to win 3 stamp sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe store and some brilliant inspiration from our design team. 
Birds Cards - Free Graduation Digital Images - Graduation Hat & Diploma
DCWV - Christmas Cardstock Stack - Solid Cardstock
Copics - R22, 24, 27 - C2
Stampin' Up Classic Ink - Real Red
Colorbox Cat's Eyes Ink - Black
InkEssentials - Glossy Accents
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges - New Beginnings (Graduation)
Paper Sundaes - Keep It Simple
One Stop Craft - Clean and Simple
Pollycraft Challenge - Teen Cards (Hope this is acceptable)
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes


Fiona said...

this is lovely...fab layout too. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.


Regina Easter said...

awe yes yes yes yes....this is totally it girl...hugs

Jack said...

Lovely card, what a good idea. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

What a fabulous graduation card. My sister has me on a mission to find a card design for her son who is graduation this year. THANKS for the inspiration!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Fantastic!! As always my friend you do fabulous work!!

Emma said...

So fabulous and such a great idea.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Tracy V. said...

Wonderful graduation card! Thank you for "Keeping it Simple and playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week!
Tracy Valure

Cat Spicer said...

SOOOOO lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at the One Stop Crafts Challenge, we love to see you and appreciate your support!

{{{hugs}}} Cat, OSCC DT



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