Inchie Graduation Cards and more

I’ve had four graduations to celebrate recently. Two from high school and two from college. I decided to create cards for them that had similar basic elements. All of the cards included small tags cut with a Sizzix die and stamped with “inchie” images. Inchies are 1″ by 1″ images and there are some great stamp sets available from Inkadinkadoo.

My niece Jenny graduated from Glen Burnie High School and will be attending the University of Maryland, studying architecture. I used paper with a blueprint design for the background. The silk leaves were stamped with a large script stamp using Stazon ink.









Our neighbor’s daughter, Maggie, graduated from Temple University. Maggie’s major was music, so that’s the design for the background. I also used stamped leaves on her card.










My nephews also graduated, Kyle from Lindbergh high school,







and Craig from Harvey Mudd College.







Mother’s Day and Father’s Day were also recent celebrations.

Mom’s card was made using silk flowers and leaves that I stamped on.  The flower centers were orange buttons from my stash, stamped with a flower image.

I made the hummingbirds by punching the shapes out of aluminum from soda cans, then coloring them with Ranger’s alcohol inks. I used a Fiskar’s punch – I love how easily they cut through the metal.


Here’s a close up of the hummingbirds. I wanted them to look like they were flying, so I used a bit of silver colored beading wire and coiled it around a pencil.  I attached the wire to the back of the birds with a glue dot and used another to attach the other end of the wire under the border.



Dad’s card for Father’s day this year fell upon a familiar theme for cards I make for my dad. Frogs just somehow show up in them. The letters are from Tim Holtz’s grungeboard alphabet, colored with distress inks.  The dragonflys are stamped with Ranger’s distress inks onto scraps of handmade paper, then cut out and mounted with tiny bits of foam.


Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed making them.

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