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Congratulations!

June always seems like a busy month.  Although I don’t know anyone graduating this year, I do have some friends and family that are celebrating important life events.    Of course, when you are a card marker and know someone with a big event in their lives, you just have to make them a card!

So my goal for myself over the weekend was to make 2 congratulations cards and to try to use up some of my “scraps”.    I ended up using the same design for both cards, with some little differences. 

This first card is for my friend, and Jazzercise buddy, Joy.  She is retiring from teaching after the end of the school year.  (Joy taught health to middle schoolers.  I think she might be a saint!)   Besides a card, we definitely need a Wii-tini party or Girls Night Out to celebrate!

 

2012-06-07 Congrats WM

 

The second card is for my cousin who recently got engaged.  Although we are be able to attend the party, I wanted to send a card to let him know how happy we are for them.   Since this card was for an engagement, I switched out the flowers with some hearts.  (Engagement, love, hearts…you know.)

 

2012-06-07 Congrats B WM

Here is a look at them side by side.  Like I said, they are VERY similar but not the same. 

 

2012-06-07 Congrats Both WM

 

 

 

I also have a song to share for Music Saves My Soul.   I’m not sure if Marcea is still hosting the weekly party, but you can drop by her blog on Saturday to see if she has a linky set up.      I heard this song on the radio a couple of weeks ago and have been humming it every since.

 

 

 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  It is supposed to be warm, humid, and, well, summery, here this weekend.

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Communique Curves Sentiments from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink Tea Dye
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Gertie & Hazel paper pads
  • Tools:  Stampin’ Up edge punch & circle punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly, foliage, & 1” circle punch, Sweet n Sassy Heart dies, EK Success flower punch, Sewing machine
  • Embellishments:  May Art burlap twine, Paper Studios gem stones & pearls, misc. buttons

 

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Comments

Sandra H said…
Lovely Music Cheryl, Both cards are stunning and so Elegant too!:)x
KraftyKoolKat said…
Two really gorgeous cards Cheryl and great to use your scraps. Well done sweetie. Wish the weather was good here in the UK, it hasn't stopped raining for ages. We have a house pipe ban on here as well. Lol!!

Have a good weekend.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx
Trina said…
My brain is trying hard to file this design away for future reference; I love these!
jules said…
Hi Cheryl, love the cards! gorgeous!
Cheryl said…
oh wow these are stunning Hun,the colours papers and designs are amazing,hugs Cherylxxxxxx
Mary J said…
Both so gorgeous Cheryl!
1CardCreator said…
Love them both Cheryl, fab layout and I love how you show the versatility of it!
Carla S. said…
Beautiful cards, Cheryl! I love the colors and design!
Aunty Sue said…
lovely set of cards, great designs. Thanks for sharing at Papertake Weekly. Aunty Sue GDT
Annette said…
gorgeous cards...I love the design and all the fun detail...those little butterflies are too cute...
Kathy and Lucky said…
These are so pretty and loving all the details you have, showing your talent and passion for your craft. Beautiful. Have a great weekend.
Heide said…
Love the color combos of these cards. Wonderful work. Saw you on MIM.
Hugs, Heide
VanessaB said…
wow! really gorgeous cards. i love everything about them.
Kate said…
Great layout & wonderful colors. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.
Riet said…
What a beautiful cards Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Rebecca Mosher said…
Absolutley love these cards. Even though they are pretty close, I especially like the first one. The colours are spot on for me! :)
jimlynn said…
Both are simply beautiful!!! LOVE those colors and DP you used on them along with the great design!
Wonderful cards.
Lynn
Abbie721 said…
Two lovely cards, love the colors. Thank you for joining us at LEJ Designs this week. Abbie DT xx
Maria Therese said…
Gorgeous cards ♥
Great pair of card, great layout. I love your distressing and stitching.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne
Gorgeous cards. Love the pretty papers you used. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Be sure to submit your card for the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge this week to make a card using buttons and bows and get another chance to win a free stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries sign up today it is FREE!!!!!!!!
Deloris said…
Very cute! Love both of them! Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!
Pat Garvin said…
Both cards are fabulous!! Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.
Theresa said…
Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends This week. Good luck on the challenge.
Lorraine said…
YOWZERS...I love both of these, Cheryl! So gorgeous! I love papers you used and the gorgeous design!
Tammy Miller said…
OM Goodness what a wonderful project, I love it! I am so glad you joined our June Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope you will join us again
Renee said…
Beautiful cards Cheryl! As you say...the same but different. It's amazing how such a slight change can make such a difference!
Hugs,
Renee
Annette Bowes said…
Gorgeous cards Cheryl! Love the pretty papers, butterflies and layouts, have a lovely weekend, take careX:)
Sue from Oregon said…
oh my...gorgeous card and such a wonderful tune today...sort of a bluesy, funky Adele. She has an awesome voice.

Your cards are awesome... love the colors!
Pat (mspfd) said…
Gosh these are gorgeous! Awesome work, Cheryl.
Angie said…
Both cards are gorgeous!!!! Love the layout and fun elements on the cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.
Theresa said…
Cheryl, both of your cards are just gorgeous. Love the DPs. Beautiful!!
Love the layout and how you used up the scraps!!! I definitely need to remember this for my scraps!!! Love how you sewed down the center too!!
Jenny said…
Both cards are gorgeous...your recipients will love them...liking the shabby chic feel and the distressing. So glad you played with us at Great Impressions Stamps Cheryl!
Shelby said…
Both of these cards are just stunning! Love the richness in the colors and how you've layered and used butterflies and flowers...looks great

Shelby
Carly said…
FABULOUS! These cards are so eye catching! I think they are gorgeous.

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful project with us over at Whimsy.

xoxoxo Carly
Tracy said…
Man I wish I was this inspired to create with my scraps. These are fabulous Cheryl. So crisp and clean and beautifully designed. Great job! Hugs!
Sandy said…
Two beautiful cards, love the design and the fab colour scheme too.
Thanks for linking up your beautiful creations to Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Sandy DT
Marianne said…
Hi Cheryl, just trying to catch up after my holidays. Love both cards, so simple yet elegant, and perfect for using up your scraps.
Birgit said…
Great cards and amazing how one can use something similar and turn out different . I saw this on MIM
Wendy said…
Love these cards hun very elegant thank you for joining us this week at Whimsey Challenge for our things with wings theme

hugs Wendy DT WS
Darlene Lyons said…
So pretty Cheryl! I love the stitching and the distressed papers! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD!
Tammy Ortiz said…
This is so adorable.
I love the colors and blending.

We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps
Both really beautiful designs, gorgeous papers and a fab layout. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
Lindsay xx
Deirdre said…
Love them, love the butterflies, the hearts, the design - everything... FAB.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay Challenges this week.
Sonia said…
Lovely and so pretty cards.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes. Good Luck!
-Sony DT
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com
Christine said…
These are stunning. Wish I could create cards like these. Beautiful. Thank you for taking part at LEJ Designs, good luck. Christine xx
Shelly Schmidt said…
You have a great eye for wonderful papers- love the sketch you used and the pretty dies on the circles- perfect!
Louise said…
Fabulous cards, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge
Louise
Karin said…
Beautiful! Love the shabby distresses look!
Maya said…
Beautiful cards! Love the clean design and all the fun little details! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!
Jinny Newlin said…
Oh, my gracious! These are over-the-top AMAZING! LOVE all the stitching and your sweet, little, embellished spots! Absolutely gorgeous!
Becky B. said…
Such a pretty pair of cards, Cheryl! Thanks for entering Scrap-It-Girl's June Punch Challenge! :)
Kimberly said…
wow...your colours and design is fantastic...just love the colour choices of your paper and your buttons look perfect on these cards...thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge this month..
super cute cards... your so nice to make cards for everyone and send them to! wish i could do that. Love that u used up some scraps too.
Rina Gonzales said…
Thank you for entering the Scrap It Girl "Use Your Punches" Design Challenge. Your entry is very delicate and pretty! For more crafty inspiration follow my FB Page: www.facebook.com/mothershipscrapbookgal
xoxo, Rina Gonzales, Scrap It Girl Design Team Member
suzARTe said…
such a beautiful card, everything really stands out and I love the colours you have used as well.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)

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