May 17, 2017

Elegant Handmade Graduation Card


It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land and our theme for these two weeks is Lace and Pearls.  My lovely niece Kelsey is graduating from Clemson University (ahem THE National Champions - woot woot!) and I needed a very special card for her.  I always struggle with making cards for specific people, lol!  I wanted something elegant and timeless, just like Kelsey, and with an encouraging word.  I chose my favorite (and life) verse, Philippians 1:6 from Verve Stamps.


"Being confident of this very thing, 
that He who has begun a good work in you 
will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."


My crafty BFF, Sara Emily, gifted me with these Spellbinders Opulent Oval dies and I couldn't wait to use them!  Thank you my friend!  I stamped in Frayed Burlap.  I added a loopy bow and flower and tucked in my new Yvonne Creations Spring-tastic Flora Die.  Last but not least, I added a row of pearls and two tiny pearls to my focal point.  I hope this gives you some idea for your own graduation/wedding/anniversary cards.  Thanks for visiting!


33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Graduation card! Congratulations to your niece! I am sure she will treasure this beautiful card!

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  2. Gorgeously elegant make Autumn! Love that background paper combined with polka dot design. Great choice of dies too.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  3. Congratulations to Kelsy for her achievement! It's a beautiful card, Autumn, one she is sure to treasure. It's a wonderful milestone for your family! And your card is (almost) as wonderful as the event it celebrates! Isn't it so inspiring to see the younger generations come forward like this? hugs, de

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  4. Beautiful card Autumn! The background is so gorgeous and the gold really pops! The flower and flourish look amazing~ I love the oval die which I need to get out and use more~The sentiment is perfect~Your niece will love it! Congrats to your niece, Kelsey!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

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  5. Huge congrats to Kelsey - wow. And to the champs!!! She will love this Autumn. It's just BEAUTIFUL and yes... timeless. If I were her... I would be finding a frame for it! The verse is PERFECT. Xj.

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  6. This is beautiful! Love the color combo and I know your niece will love it. Love the Opulent Ovals die set.

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  7. Wow! That is so elegant and absolutely gorgeous! It could easily double as a wedding card!

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  8. Gorgeous card, love the background and wonderful flower!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. This is so gorgeous!! I love the elegant papers you used and the amazing sentiment!! The flower is so beautiful!! Kelsey will treasure this!! Congrats to her on her graduation!! I hope you are feeling much, much better, my friend. Sending lots of big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Stunning birthday Autumn L(( I love all the textures and colour! so elegant!
    Hugs :) Ola

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  11. Gorgeous card Autumn! I love color and details! This flower is so sweet :)
    Hugs :)

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  12. Well, you certainly did achieve elegant and timeless with this gorgeous card Autumn! The background is stunning and the ovals look beautiful and the stamping in Frayed Burlap looks so crisp. Such a beautiful card for your niece! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. The oval die and the inspirational verse from Philippians makes the perfect focal point for your elegant card. The frayed burlap works so well with the old gold background. Lovely work.

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  14. Ok, let's try this again! You have achieved your goals of timeless and elegant with this beautiful graduation card! Your papers look fabulous with those die cuts--I love how you've layered the two SB's dies like that. Leave it to you to find a new way to use something! I do love the elegance, but it's fresh and youthful--perfect for a young graduate! Biggest congratulations to Kelsey! Sending hugs your way!

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  15. I'm sure Kelsey will adore her auntie's special card, it's beautifully elegant, gorgeous in its design and you found the perfect quote too. Love it Autumn xxx

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  16. Wow - elegant and absolutely beautiful Autumn
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. Just beautiful, Autumn! Congrats to Kelsey and she's so lucky to receive this special card from you. Like the wedding card, this is so elegant! Your sentiment is awesome and perfect for the die cuts from Sara Emily - I've been admiring those since seeing her use them and was lucky enough to scoop them up last week at a scrapbook show on clearance. I love the white flowers and your beautiful flower and bow. Beautiful!!! Hugs :-)

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  18. Beautiful card ! Love this paper !
    Hugs
    Maryvonne

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  19. This card is so elegant and pretty. I love the Bible verse and all the special touches. Your niece will treasure it. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  20. Stunning! That opulent die set is perfect to showcase the lovely verse - and the other details just add to the elegance. I have that die set and am inspired to try this look. We are glad you joined the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

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  21. Such an elegant card, Autumn!

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  22. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Bitten by the Bug 2.
    ~DT Janis

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  23. Beautifully layered!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  24. This is a stunner!! Beautiful work Autumn!

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  25. so so elegant! it's just perfect. Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this past week

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  26. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digistamps4Joy. Hope to see you again next time.

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  27. This is a beautiful creation with great attention to detail (love the gold and white) and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of INSPIRED BY A SONG challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  28. woow this is so elegant
    love the DP and love the flowers and lovely sentiment too
    great added to all on your adorable card
    Many thanks for joining us at Cards und More this time
    hugs
    Monika (DT)

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  29. gorgeous and elegant card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Karin

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  30. Congrats to your niece Autumn...that is such a stunning card with elegant style :) I love it! Glad you joined Digistamps4Joy May challenge and see you again in June :)
    Hugs and smiles,
    Asmah
    Digistamps4Joy Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

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  31. Beautiful, elegant perfection! Congrats to your niece hun, this is a beautiful card and I hope she loved it K xx

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