A Simple Striped Graduation Card for the H2H Challenge

How many of you have friends and family who are missing out on an “official” graduation this year? I want to encourage you to send them a card to show how proud you are of them for all their hard work.  Before I show you a simple card you can make, I want to encourage you to join another Heart2Heart challenge.  

For this challenge, we are asking you to create something with stripes.  I chose to use our Build A Plaid stamp set to create a striped background for this simple shaker card.  If you would like to create a card, like this, to send to the graduates in your life, you can use the supply list and follow a simple video tutorial at the end of this post. 

Like I said, this card is super simple to make and can be altered to match the colors of your graduate’s school.  You could even add some gold embellishments for those who are graduating from college. I chose to use Carolina, Bluebird, Sapphire, & Silver to match our school colors. (I have a few graduates on my list.) 

I even added a little stamped image to decorate the front of my envelope using our For the Graduate stamp set.  How cute are those books?!! I just love that image!!

Many of you enjoy video tutorials, so I have created a simple one for you to follow.  I hope that you are inspired to make a few of these cards and send them in the coming weeks. 

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Here are a few things you will want to remember. 

  • The Heart2Heart challenge ends on April 30th.  Make sure to link your project to the challenge blog before then. 
  • You will also want to make sure to grab the For the Graduate stamp set before April 30th.  It will be retiring at the end of the month.  

I hope that you were inspired to try something new this week, and I hope you join us at Heart2Heart for another April challenge. 

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Here is a List of the Supplies Shown Today (view all my supplies)

Creating a Card Full of My Favorite Fall Things

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog

Coffee, colorful leaves, & sweater weather. All things I love about fall.🍂 This week, at the Color My Heart Dare blog, we are asking you to join another challenge using the Hawthorn color palette. You can chose any row, column, diagonal, or a combination of colors in your creation.

I chose to use Sangria, Charcoal, Saffron and Toffee on my Fall Favorites card today. Many of the products I used are retiring at the end of this month – I especially LOVE these Layered Leaves Thin Cuts.


I have also gotten quite a bit of use out of the Perk Up set. This coffee lover can’t resist a good set of coffee loving stamps.I just went to town on this card using up all of my Hawthorn scraps. After creating the background with the Build a Plaid set, I began adding layer after layer until I felt the card was complete. I even threw in a few Vellum die-cuts for fun.


I hope that this card has inspired you to join the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge. If you have a few minutes, stop by and check out the other current challenges.
I can’t wait to see what you create!


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