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....

22 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

Megan Gunyan 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

Sueann 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!

Unknown 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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Unknown said...

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

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Very clever and nicely done

Karie 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 @ Keeping it Simple 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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