Sunday, May 1, 2016

Time for Graduation

Springtime means time for graduation, here's one with fabulous sparkle and minimal stamping. I used a variety from my snippets collection which is now in recession. Soon I might treat myself to some new patterned papers :)

4 Crafty Chicks: Graduation

The fabulous glitter paper and a string from a gift.

Panduro papers, Cuttlebug postage stamp die, Quickutz star dies, Exhchangeables alphabet stamps, watering can Archival ink, 3D squares.

Ok, this one went wishy washy, the mint green faded away when taking the photo. That I'm entering an 80's challenge, can I say that the 80's has faded away for me.  Or I'm so wishing it, I actually had a pair mint green tartan patterned trousers. And a neon pink top!!! Please erase my entry if I went too rogue here :)

Addicted to stamps and more: Anything Goes
Cute card Thursday: No dp
Moving Along with the times: The 80's
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Materials used:
Hero Arts large background stamp, Distress inks, clear embossing powder, Art-C sentiment stamp and label die, Watering can Archival ink, ribbon from t-shirt, Panduro gems.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy the weekend! We're actually having a wonderful sunshine and warm breezes here.

Love and hugs


  1. love the card design - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

  2. What a lovely snippets card Maarit and I really love that background paper. Barbxx

  3. Hi Maarit,
    great design cards, and they look so great.
    Wonderful colours also.
    Thank you for joining in the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. Nice cards. They are both very pretty. It is always exciting when graduation time comes around. :) Erika

  5. Beautiful cards! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Really pretty cards Maarit and so lovely to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

  7. They look great and have a feel of excitement that the graduate would have.

  8. Needed ideas for grad Thank you ,,,,,,,,,Lis

  9. Both great cards and love the colours
    Carol x

  10. Hi Maarit I love both these fabulous cards the designs of both look amazing with the mix of colours you have done a brilliant job with them.
    lorraine x

  11. They're both gorgeous cards, and I just love the pastel colors with all the stars!

  12. Two fabulous cards love the faded appearance

  13. Wonderful card for our challenge, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  14. Two fabulous cards and the colours are so lovely.xx{aNNie}

  15. Both really fab cards. xxx

  16. Love the second graphic card (I'm in the middle of one using a graphic bg stamp & watercoloring--great minds think alike!) & the graduation card is unique & beautiful!

  17. Two fabulous cards, I love the stars - perfect for a graduation card.

  18. Both so gorgeous Maarit.Your designs are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  19. Loving your graduation card. The simplicity is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks Graduation Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  20. I'm loving BOTH of these looks, and how Splendid to hear the Snippets pile is in recession! Wish I could say that. Very clever use in the design of #1 & I love the muted tones. Ditto the design layout with the squares, stars and the slender strip under all of this. #2 does indeed invoke the colors of the madras 80's. I had Bermuda shorts in hot colors like these! TFS & Hugs

  21. Great graduation card! Love the design and sparkle! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina- 4CC DT

  22. Maarit I like the sound of your trousers and top, the 80's were very bright weren't they?
    Two lovely cards, love the soft colour palettes on both.

    Hugs Erika. x

  23. hello! super cute cards! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  24. Fabulous the incredible look you created.

  25. Boa tarde, maravilhosa criatividade a criar beleza, as cores suaves são cativantes.
    Continuação de boa semana,

  26. Two fabulous cards! Your explanation for the second makes me laugh! I think it's '80s fantastic! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!

  27. great card, I especially love the look of the second one, the faded looks wonderful!

  28. Hello Marit,

    It was such a lovely surprise to see you over at my blog this morning, thank you so much for your visit. Unfortunately it all all to easy to lose sight of old friends in blogland and it's nice when faces pop up again.

    I have had a scroll down your recent posts and see you are still creating some stunning pieces of artwork. I will try and keep track with you now I have found you again.

    B x

  29. wonderful Cards, the graduation Card is my fave, i love this pattern.
    wonderful weather here, just time to spend outside... xo

  30. I like both of these very much, the stars one and the checks. I love the background stars and the three star squares. It is refreshing to see your minimalist art.

  31. They're both great, love the fade aways. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel c


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