Friday, May 25, 2012


Hi friends,
Today is Friday! The bar is open and I'm your guest bartender! So raise the roof for a new challenge at Raise the Bar :)

This week, your challenge is to create a "Congratulations" card. It's perfect timing for those grads in your life. This is a special year of grads for me since my oldest is graduating from High School ---> squeal! <--- and my little one is being promoted to Middle School. I have lots of cards to make so I was really looking for a CAS (clean & Simple) card. Yikes, my kryptonite! :( So I turned to my sketch files & found the *perfect* one to help me pull it off!
Here's what I came up with:
 Oh my gosh, was this super easy & best of all, it's all scraps!!! I made a card base with white cardstock, free-handed the wave design on black cs, cut it out, & used my gold Krylon pen along the edge for an extra kick. Then, I punched out some stars in 3 sizes. They are on different widths of foam dots, so they are at different heights for dimension. I adhered a little mortar board to the last largest star. The stamp is from the PTI set Signature Greetings. Do you see the little gold stars? I'll tell you where those came from in a bit :)

Here are the innies: (which are also created with scraps :)
I created a pocket for ca$h since that's what grads want and need :) I punched out the star border from gold foil cardstock. Remember those little gold stars on the front of the card? They were the left-overs from the punch (where the black stars are!) The sentiment comes from another PTI set called, For the Graduate.

Here's the MOJO sketch that inspired my card:

Thanks to Joni for inviting me to tend the bar this week. Hope you'll join in on this challenge & maybe YOU will be the next guest bartender---> like me!

Thanks for peeking!
Happy crafternoons!


  1. I really love this the colors you used and all those stars. I might have to scraplift this one...I have a graduation coming up and need to make a card. Thanks for the inspiration. TFS

  2. Love all the stars!

    Congrats to both of your sons.

  3. How exciting to be celebrating two graduations in your family this year. You must be incredibly proud of your sons. I know they will love their cards (and cash!) and I wish them the best in their ongoing education!

  4. Congrats to you and the kids- graduations are so awesome and exciting! And, so glad I stopped by today- just what I need- CAS and I need some grad cards!!! Thanks for the Inspiration!

  5. How cute. Love the bitty gold stars from the border punch, great use of them! Congrats to you and your kiddos! You surely aren't old enough to have a HS grad in the house though!!!!


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