I have two friends who have "kids" graduation, Kevin from college and Kelsey from high school. Kevin's card has a Washington Apple (designer paper) red with stripes for a background and a stripe of the dotted print. I punched stars, large and small from Riding Hood Red. I don't have Riding Hood Red ink, so I substituted Ruby Red and it matches just fine. I added a button and a brad to pop out the stars. For Kelsey's card, I used the printed floral paper from Washington Apple and cut out two sizes. I used some Crystal Effects on the dots in the center of each and cut out a leaf-patterned piece from Walk in the Park designer paper in the shape of leaves. For a bit of depth, I added half of what is left of my Kiwi Kiss striped grossgrain ribbon. I used a strip of the stripes from Washington Apple for the bottom of my card. The base of the card is Tangerine Tango. You can't see it, but the Ruby Red piece behind the white has been run through my Big Shot twice with the large dots Texturz Plate. Both cards are 5.25 x 5.25 and I decorated the envelope flaps with coordinating patterns, again from the Washington Apple DP. I am patiently waiting for my order of brand new stamps, In Colors and Designer Papers from Stampin' Up. I will post cards with these as soon as they are here!
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