May 16, 2012

Graduation Thank You Cards for Teens

So my little Jordy is graduating from 8th grade. I'll have 2 high schoolers next year! Let the good times roll. We had a celebration last weekend that combined Mother's Day, my birthday and Jordan's graduation. She got lots of cash for gifts so some thank you cards are definitely in order. I was proud of her when I saw her make a list of thank you notes she needed to send. Definitely something you should make your kids do.

So here's my set of 4 thank you cards, very colorful and suitable for a teenager. I used papers from My Mind's Eye, the Good Stuff and Please Note stamps from Studio Calico and the Tagged Sentiments set from Papertrey Ink.
To stamp the chevron frame from Studio Calico's exclusive set at 2Peas, I used a Project Life journaling card as the base. I layered on the approved stamp, the I love it check list, and please note. I love these combined sentiments for thank you cards. For the circle accent I stamped the image and punched it out with a 1-3/4" circle punch. Ink colors I used for my cards are Papertrey's Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Hibiscus Burst and Ocean Tides. I also used some Divine Twine and Papertrey Vintage Buttons to finish off the card fronts. Card bases are Rustic White.
For the bottoms of the card and the envelopes, I used a fun Washi tape from the Smash collection. Very colorful and always fun to see a little something special on the envelopes. I also stamped more Studio Calico images on the envelope in the colors that coordinate with the stamped frame on the card fronts.
On the inside of the cards I used more Studio Calico sentiments and a thank you sentiment from Papertrey's Think Big Favorites #15.
Okay, one more project crossed off the list. I showed Jordy my cards and she approved!

Show news:
New Washi tape will be in the shop very soon. I should be receiving my shipment within a few days. Look for updates here on the blog and on Twitter. I'll also be adding some brand new items to the shop too. Many of you have been purchasing lots of tags. Thank you so much! I have lots of varieties and they're so fun to add to Project Life pages, scrapbook pages, cards and packaging. You can check them all out at the shop.

Working on:
A Summer List. Not just a check list of boring projects. I'm compiling a check list of fun things I want to accomplish while the girls are home for the Summer. We have an extremely busy schedule but it's broken up with lots of time at home during the day. I'll be sharing that list here on the blog soon.....maybe to inspire you to create your own Summer List.

Looking forward to:
Bringing home a new vintage industrial find. Have you seen my new Pinterest board called Vintage Industrial? Lots of swoon worthy stuff over there. I'll be sharing photos from a little junkin' trip I took a few weeks ago. I think you'll fall in love with the building just like I did.

7 comments:

nitestamper said...

this card is over the top!!!!
cool design!!!!!
tfs:)

Ellie Augustin said...

My oldest is also graduating from the 8th grade. I've been thinking about making cards for him to give to his friends but do boys do that? LOL. I am making cards for him to give to teachers guess I'll have to ask him being its almost time EEEKKK :)

Teresa said...

No grads for us this year but those are very sweet cards.

Julie Boeck said...

I agree with you that kids should always do thank you cards! It's great to get that younger generation appreciating the kindness of others! Your cards are wonderful!

Julie Boeck said...

I forgot to congratulate Jordy on graduating 8th grade!! Congratulations!!!!

shamraiz said...

CRAZY!!! That's what this is!! Love the shades of blue and yeah..you needed some extra bling to spice it up!!
Enjoy a happy life,
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Debstamps said...

Thanks for this great idea--will CASE it for my niece! I was just catching up with your posts and saw the pictures of the girls and I am amazed at how fast they've grown the past couple of years--just like my teens! Best to you and your family!

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