Medical School Graduation

April 29th, 2010

Happy Thursday.  How the heck did it get to be Thursday afternoon already?  This week is just flying by!  Today I worked with my friend Lisa and her mom, Jan, to make 20 invitations to a party Jan is hosting for her son’s graduation from medical school.  Lisa and Jan asked me awhile back if they could book a *private class* with me to make these invitations.  At the time I had no idea how hard it could be to find nice graduation images.  Boy was I ever thrilled when Flourishes released Hats Off to You just a couple of weeks ago!  It was perfect!

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I e-mailed links to samples from the Flourishes Design Team blogs to Lisa and Jan.  Jan immediately liked a beautiful sample (seen here) by my friend Leslie Miller, but in a slightly different color scheme.  I was thrilled to use Leslie’s card as my jumping off point in designing these invitations.  This is my first time working with Flourishes stamps. Although I love many of their images, I am not a fan of clear stamps at all so I’ve held off purchasing.  I have to say that they are very high quality and stamped beautifully.  And I’m looking forward to playing with Spring Bouquet which I fell head over heels for when I saw the design team samples.  I asked Lisa to throw it in her cart for me when she was ordering Hats Off.  *big grin*

Card base is Flourishes white cardstock, followed by a Taken with Teal Layer and then a black layer that was run through the Big Shot with a CB Argyle folder.

*Tip – when you have a layer that will be totally covered up, take the opportunity to die cut any layering shapes you might need before you adhere any layers together.  In this case we die cut the Spellbinders Labels Two from the center of each teal piece and saved a ton of cardstsock that way.*

Sentiment is punched with the SU Modern Label punch and embellished with Basic Grey Bling.  Black satin ribbon makes a nice texture contrast while still keeping the elegant masculine feel.  The finishing touch is a decorative brad.  We actually did about 12 that were grad caps and diplomas, but we couldn’t find enough for the 20 cards we needed and I happened to photograph one with a different decorative brad we used for the rest.

Lisa’s husband is a graphic designer and he did a beautiful job on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by.  It’s almost time for me to get dinner going.  I haven’t quite decided between tacos, burritos or nachos…it’s basically all the same stuff.  I’ll be back in the morning with a sample for Taylor’s sketch.  It’s already done and photographed (which is a rare thing on a Thursday afternoon) so I’m feeling really good!  Have a great evening.

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3 Responses to “Medical School Graduation”

  1. loricraig Says:

    Way cute! Glad you got those done. :) Can’t wait to see you!!!!!

  2. ChristineCreations Says:

    LOVE seeing Flourishes stamps in your hands Jami! Awesome design, and I’m sure they were very appreciated! Great brads too…really classic for the design.

    Aren’t they amazing stamps? I’m telling you, you’ll be buying more! :)

  3. Lisa Says:

    YOU ROCK my friend!!! Thank you for all your hard work!!

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