One of the things I love most about making cards is that I can customize cards for the person I am giving them to. Whether its a bouquet of the recipient’s favorite flowers or a color scheme you know they’ll love, it’s fun to make cards that are special for the recipient. Today I am sharing the graduation card I made for Garrison, my nephew/godson who was graduated from high school this weekend, and gave to him Saturday night. The hat at the center of the card showcases the colors the college he’ll attend in the Fall. Here’s my card:
Garrison is a laid back, no-nonsense guy. He works hard and had done really well in school. He sees this card as royal blue and gold, the colors of his soon-to-be college home. We see it as Pacific Point and Bumblebee (because we know the truth). 🙂 Yesterday I shared the graduation card I made for my Mom to give to Garrison, my nephew who was graduated from high school this weekend. If you missed the Treasured Medallion card, you can see it here.
My card features a mix of new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog and some products that are soon to retire from Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog.
New in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog
I’m not sure you noticed it, but there’s a trucker hat on this card – did you spot it before I pointed it out? 🙂 The hat is stamped and cropped with a die from the Hat Builder Dies, part of the Hats Off Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog. Here’s a look at this bundle:
I played with this hat die for my Pumpkin in the Fungeon event last weekend (this hat is perfect for the baseball-themed kit). At the time, though, I just cropped the hat. I hadn’t noticed the stamp set coordinated so perfectly. I LOVE the stitching the die gives this hat – perfect for a trucker hat. I also love the assortment of options for the front of the cap. Here’s a closer look at the hat:You might think there are only a few occasions to use the hat, but the sentiments and add-ons really make it a versatile bundle. Where else are you going to find a little bison when you need it?!
There are two retiring favorites featured on this card: the Well Suited Designer Series Paper and the You are Amazing stamp set. Both have been go-to favorites of mine from Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog, and I’ll be sad to see them go. Here’s a look at the patterns and colors int he Well Suited Designer Series Paper that gave me a base for this hat:
I’ve used the You Are Amazing stamp set more than any other in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. If you don’t have this set, then please consider grabbing it up before it retires on June 30 (or before supplies run out). Here’s a look at the incredible You Are Amazing stamp set – :
The color scheme on my card pulls in the school colors for the college Garrison will be attending in the Fall – gold and blue. If you like this mix of Bumblebee, Pacific Point and Night of Navy as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Bundles: Hats Off Stamp Sets: Hats Off, You Are Amazing Papers: Well Suited Designer Series Paper, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Bumblebee, Basic White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Hat Builder Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Last Chance Retiring List
Stampin’ Up! has released the list of products in its January – June 2021 Mini Catalog that are retiring on June 30 or when supplies run out. There are a lot of great products that will soon be unavailable – and MANY of them are offered at a great discount right now.To read more about the sale, CLICK HERE.
To shop the sale in my online store, CLICK HERE.
Connect, Craft & Collect Promotion
Between now and June 14, Stampin Up! is giving us all an additional $25 of free product for orders over $250. What a great incentive to pick up all of the new products you want early or to combine orders with a friend who also has a long wish list. During the Connect, Craft & Collect promotion, qualifying orders take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS earn an additional $25 for orders over $250.
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