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Monday, March 3, 2014

Graduation Card

Just finished this card for a special young lady in Texas who is graduating High School early this month.  I wanted it to be vibrant and happy, like she is.  It's a bit over-the-top dotty, but the paper just wriggled onto my work table on its own, so I let it have its way.  I *love* creating pleated medallions and I dug out my last piece of this seriously beautiful multihued paper from an ancient (I mean really really old)  pad of Provocraft paper (Michelle Anderson's Pathways Creative Papers called Illuminations) which  made my medallion quite special.  I like to punch one edge prior to pleating for the lacy look.  What d'you think?  I like how this one turned out.  Thanks for looking.


Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch
Card Makin' Mamas - Stack it Up (layers)
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Use a stamp or digi
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes Challenge 39
Doodle Garden Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday
Crafty Sentiments Spots or Dots Challenge


  1. Just love your card, I love the colors and the originality of your card - it's great to see something unique - it is so gorgeous, it looks so nice with all your colors. I am so happy you have entered a card with us at Challenges 4 Everybody - remember you can enter 3 projects each month. I have joined your blog today and hope you will join mine. Happy Crafting! Ange xxo


  2. What a GREAT Grad card, Kathy! Love the polka dots and all the fun colors!

  3. Very cute design Kathy, fun papers, layout and rosette.

    Hugs diane

  4. Hi, A beautiful card. A great design and love the colours. Thank you for joining us this month at Crafts Galore Encore.

    Hugs Erin DT x

  5. Saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look. Great card and like the lacy look on the edge of the medallion. kReN

  6. BTW, whose sentiments? Perfect for the card! kReN

    1. Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler...love them!

  7. Such a bright and fun card. I'm sure the young graduate was most appreciative.

  8. Such a fabulous design. I love the colours. Thank you for joining us over at a Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  9. Very cute card. great design. Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.


  10. I like your accordion flower is what I think. LOL Teenage girls seem to love dots and bright colors these days so I'm sure it will fit her perfectly. Fun card Kathy! Hugs!

  11. Love how you did the pleats on the die cut and awesome embossed piece too. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!! Thanks also for playing in our first challenge at The Doodle Garden. I am your newest follower:)

  12. very pretty, love the design.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

  13. Love the design and congrats to the young lady

  14. that medallion is just so bright and fun! I am sure she is going to love it!

    thank you so much for joining our 'anything goes' challenge over at The Doodle Garden Challenge Blog! it's great to have you join us for our very first challenge! :)

  15. over the top dotty? no such thing! this... to coin a phrase... ROCKS!!! (way to go, lol!)


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