Friday, June 6, 2014

Graduation Cards for Jennifer's Refresh Blog Event

Jennifer Grace is hosting a Blog Event this weekend called Refresh your Craft and Soul. She has tons of great inspiration filled posts, a few challenges and lots of prizes. I decided to play along when I could and focus on making some cards, especially graduation cards which I know I will need next weekend. The one of the left is in response to her inspiration to make something monochromatic. The two on the right respond to an inspiration to "use your favorite technique to keep things simple." I used some die cut frames, added a strip of washi tape and some stamping. The cards are super simple, but they're for boys and I don't think they'll care about simple! 
Her last post of the day included the inspiration to "make something spontaneous without fussing over it." I made this card.
I started with the cut-out appropriate for graduation, matted it a few times, added the washi tape and then found some German scrap to fill in the blank space. I think I'll give it to a young man from the gym who is graduating and then going in to the Armed Forces. He joined the gym at the beginning of the school year because he knew he wasn't fit enough to make it through basic training. Now, after nine months of cross-training, he's in great shape and ready to go. I think the red, white and blue color palette works for him. Don't you?
That's all for now. I'm hoping to make some girl cards tomorrow or Sunday, plus a few more quick and easy boy ones. 

12 comments:

Lesley G said...

Great cards Rinda :)

alexa said...

I really like the colours and earthy simplicity of these - so nicely done!

scrappyjacky said...

Simple....but very effective,Rinda.

Gail said...

They're great looking cards Rinda!

Melissa said...

Great cards Rinda! Yes, I think that last card will be perfect for the young man going in the Armed Forces!

Becky said...

Lovely cards Rinda :)

Karen said...

The monochromatic one is my fave! I think the boys will be very please to get a handmade card!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love the cards!

TexWisGirl said...

that is really sweet! what a wonderful and thoughtful gift for this driven young man!

Sian said...

Yes. I really like that last one especially.

Louise said...

More great cards X

Jennifer Grace said...

These look great! I really like the 'class of 2014' ones as the message is perfect and I like the little paw-print! The last card with patriotic colours is perfect for the recipient. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Jennifer Grace Creates! x