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Another Sweet 16 card

Since my daughter turned 16 this past year, her friends are turning 16 as well. I don’t like to make the same card over and over again, so this was my most recent card for her friend, Jane, who turns 16 later this week.

Sweet 16 fun fold card by Keep Inking Up

My daughter doesn’t care too much for pink so I kinda get excited to use pink for her friends. This card uses the Sweet Cupcake and Big On Birthdays stamp sets as well as the Large Numbers Framelits.  I use these three items quite often. I also used some retired DSP. Do you use up your DSP? I rarely do so always have a stash that comes in handy for occasions such as this 🙂 .


If you like it, ORDER it!

All too often, I have a customer who wants something that has retired! Yes, you might be able to find a retired item on Ebay, but who wants to pay those crazy prices!?! NOT ME! So please, if you see something you like in any Stampin’ Up! catalog, go ahead and order it when you can! I was SO glad I did that with the Nailed It bundle! It’s now retired 🙁  but is so perfect for the Father’s Day cards I needed to make.  Here is one of them:

Father's Day card by Keep Inking Up using Nailed It bundle

I was surprised this bundle didn’t make it into the new catalog.  And so very sad for everyone who wasn’t able to get it. I won’t be selling mine (sorry) as it will likely get used often for masculine cards, you know, the ones that are so hard to make! Please don’t be disappointed when you can longer order something.  Order it when you first see it and like it!!!!

It’s Graduation Time!

As my kids get older, we know more and more kids who are graduating.  So I felt I needed to make a few graduation cards using Smithson Valley High School colors of navy and silver. Since we know a few boys that are graduating, there are the cards I have made so far.

Graduation card by Keep Inking Up Graduation card by Keep Inking Up Graduation card by Keep Inking Up

The each have the same grad cap embellishment. I hope these boys are ok with the glitter paper!

End of the year thank you cards

It’s the end of my daughter’s sophomore year, so she asked me to make thank you cards to give to her track coaches.  That was a tough request as I always struggle with masculine cards.  She has two male coaches and two female coaches.  So here are the two cards I made for the male ones.

Masculine thank you card by Keep Inking Up Thoughtful Thanks thank you card by Keep Inking Up

I thought the hexagon embossing folder really helped give these a more masculine feel.  But I wanted to add silver somehow since it is part of their school colors.  I hope the glitter paper isn’t too much for the coach.

Here are the two more frilly versions for her female coaches.

Eastern Palace thank you card by Keep Inking UpEastern Palace thank you card by Keep Inking Up

These both used the Eastern Palace bundle thinlits which I ADORE! I sure do hope her coaches like these cards.  I know my daughter will write something terrific in them because she is awesome like that  🙂 .

I told you I loved this bundle!

So here is another project using the Eastern Palace bundle.  It’s an adorable treat bag with a window created with the dies.  The dies are available only in the premiere bundle, so you really should get that bundle, although either bundle is great 🙂

CUTE Eastern Palace treat bag by Keep Inking Up

Did you notice the little stamped images in the medallion? I wasn’t sure how to use those, but they are perfect little accents! I hope you have ordered or will be ordering one of these bundles this month.  Again, you will be able to order the items individually in June, but why not get the FREE items in May!?! I’m always game for FREE items, aren’t you?