Thursday, July 29, 2010

Turn an Invitation Into a Card.....

I mentioned that we had LOTS of baseball this summer, we also had lots of graduation parties.  I love getting graduation pictures, but somehow they get stuffed in a drawer at the end of the summer and then I feel guilty. 

 How many of these cards have you received in the past?



Here's an idea of taking the photo
and turning it into a graduation card
that will hold your gift for the new graduate...



Next time you receive an invitation, think about turning the picture into a graduation card for the new graduate.
Here's a few more cards I made for the new graduates...


This was my friend Denise's son who graduated this past June...
I have a large box of small pieces of scrap book paper left over from past projects. The small pieces of left over paper work great for this smaller project.  I always try and select paper that coordinates with the school colors.


Here's what the inside of what the card looks like. 


This graduation invitation had three different photos. 
 I decided to use all three. 


I also added a bit of glitz with the rhinestone and iridescent shred.
I love doing girly cards! For the front of the card,  I print off a graduation saying and add a bit of gold paint. 

*Here's a tip... I have different word document files saved on my computer.  Each file has different sayings for different occasions.  When creating the file I type out the saying and then change it up by selecting different fonts for different words.  This creates a more decorative look.  When it's time to create the card I just print out the saying that I have saved.







Here's Andrew's card....


I always use a ribbon that coordinates with the school colors.


A few more creative ideas....


I also love polka dots so this is a favorite. 
 This is my friend Rose's daughter....


There are so many other designs you can make with these photos.  Last year I shared more ideas HERE
   I changed this one up a bit also....


I really enjoy making handmade cards.  No matter what the occasion, it's always fun to get a personalized handmade card.  I hope I inspired you to create a personalized card.  Next time you get an invitation think of how you can turn it into a special gift.

I'll be linking up to....

21 comments:

Annesphamily said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA! I LIKE THIS IDEA! YOU ARE SO CLEVER AND CREATIVE. THANKS FOR SHARING TODAY. ANNE

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness...This is a wonderful idea!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Meg said...

Very cute. I love all the different ways you used the pics. So creative!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

What a lovely idea. I think they all turned out great! You are quite talented. Seems like you had a lot of graduations lately! ha ha

slommler said...

These cards are wonderful! Fabulous idea!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, you weren't kidding about all the invitations you got, Sherry! All your cards turned out beautifully and I think that saying is a good one for a graduation card. I haven't tried a card myself, but one of these days . . .

Terry said...

What great cards you've made!

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

Very beautiful work!

Sharlotte said...

These are great! I really like the personalization and know anyone would truly enjoy receiving such a thoughtful card. We had a lot of friends' children graduate this year as well, these would have been perfect! I will definitely save this post! As always, thanks again for sharing!
Sharlotte

Amy said...

Hi Sherry...sweet cards. Hope you are having a good week...I'm thinking about you and your whole gang! See you soon!

Love,
xo Amy ox

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AmieAnn said...

What a wonderful idea to reuse your cards and invitations! Love them!
Amie
www.pinkapotamus.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Very clever and nicely done

Chic Creations said...

What a great idea! You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

One Cheap B*tch said...

These are just lovely! What a great idea!

Jeanine

Christine said...

I love making cards...and getting smart and different ideas from others who love it too. These are very special keepsakes...

Kaysi said...

Those are super fun!!!

Nancy said...

These are just wonderful, and so clever. While I think my days of getting graduation invitations/photos are behind me, it is an idea I will definitely tuck away, just incase. Thanks!

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Sherry :-) I stopped by via your link-up on Sumo's Sweet Stuff. I really like your resourceful / creative idea!!! Your cards will stick in your graduates mind for quite awhile!

FineArtPainting said...

Recycling at its best: upcycling!
this is a great & unique idea that I'd love to show off.

Let me invite you to join our DIY Craft tutorial linky party this week: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-8/
(and for future, equally great DIY/Craft tutorials, find new parties on our home page every Wednesday)./

Rose

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