Saturday, May 2, 2015

365 Cards: You did it!

Welcome to another JAX Starz Blog Hop! This month we decided to challenge each other to make something for dads or for grads to inspire you!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Rose Ann Marr's blog.  You can follow the full blog hop lineup below to move along from blog to blog, so you can see all of the new projects.


For this month's theme I knew I wanted to make a grad card and I knew I wanted to try to make a shaker card.... here's what I ended up with!


Lots of my favorites on here... that patterned paper, the octopus, sequins, word bubbles, googlie eyes! I thought it would be lots of fun for any grad to receive! :)


I finished the card off with a sentiment inside... you can never say congrats to a grad enough, right?!

Some Stampin' Tips:
  • Don't be Afraid to Use White. I am notorious for using colored cardstock for my card bases... I'm trying to force myself to use white and in the process I'm finding that I love it! Sometimes simple is better :)
  • Confetti for Shaker Frames. Did you know that Stampin' Up! currently offers two different confetti punches?! Yep... one for hearts and one for stars! They make it really quick and easy to make shaker cards. And they make awesome borders too.
  • Designer Series Paper = Simple, Quick & Easy. I recently got into a conversation with one of my downline about how I hoard love our Designer Series Paper so much I barely ever use it. Bad Amanda. LOL :) So I pulled some out and made myself use it... totally elevates would otherwise be a very simple card! Pull out your patterned paper to make simple, quick cards that are sure to impress your recipients! :)
Alright, that's all I have today's hop..... the next stop is Amy Unick on this month's Jax Starz Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next time!

Full Jax Starz Blog Hop Line-Up:

Amanda Sevall -- you are here!
Amy Unick
Beka Laing
Cari Verschueren

Rose Ann Marr

Stampin' Supplies Used:
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5 comments:

  1. Super cute grad card Amanda! I love it!

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  2. Very cute Amanda. I would have never thought to use this set in this way. Very imaginative!

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  3. Love it! I've never made a shaker card. I should try one of these days.

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  4. So cute. I love the nautical theme and the shaker. What a great idea.

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