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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Joshua's graduation

We just heard that the son of friends of ours graduated in December - so this is pretty much a belated congratulations card.  Since it was so late I decided not to make it look so much like graduation.  I saw Erin's sample card at Clear it Out, and used it for a case/inspiration for this masculine look.  (used:  wood grain dp (from my very old stash!); Cuttlebug Congratulations embossing, Washi tape (the design looks like an arrow); a freebie verse from TLC (Thanks so much - perfect for my greeting); button dies tied with cord. For a simple card, I met a lot of challenges!
      This is a cross challenge!
CASE Erin's card (stash item - DP):
Any (with sentiment):
Bow and dies:
Wood (DP):
Button and bow :
A for arrow: 
Their digi: 
Bingo - row 3 - digi, sentiment, embossing):
Uplifting sentiment:


  1. Love this, thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  2. Fab graduation card! Thanks for playing with Aud sentiments this week.

  3. Thanks Dorothy, for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge! This is a beautifully done card! I love the DP, the embossed congratulations and the very masculine buttons! Amazingly elegant!
    ~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
    RubberMAD (

  4. Gorgeous card, Dorothy, perfect for a Male,thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy, this week, best of luck xxx

  5. Very crisp and elegant Dorothy.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. Such a great male card. You did a great job casing Erin´s card. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear It Out Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  7. Just a grand masculine idea here! You did a marvelous job - and the washi tape completely fooled me! Thx for playing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

  8. Lovely masculine card! Love the wood grain and the design! Thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Great card! Love the dp. Thanks for playing at clear it out and choosing my card to case!!!! Good luck. Hugs!

  10. What a wonderful creation, Dorothy. Thanks so much for sharing with us again this week. Your art is such a blessing to me, and I thank you for taking the time to share your taletns with us. God bless you always, and thanks again for your participation.
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Great take on the challenge, love the masculine feel to this :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out Challenge blog

  12. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Beautiful colours for a guy's card and I love the embossed wording. Lovely! Thanks for joining us! MC, audsentiments DT.