Sunday, June 17, 2012

Graduation Girls


For graduation card, I like to match the school colors. Both the schools we received invitations for this year have orange as one of their colors, so I made 2 cards with the same design, just different base colors.

Morristown, TN East High School Colors

University of Texas at Dallas Colors


Note: finished card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Frantic Graduation Girl (Sassy Cheryl's Digis)
Spring Pictograms (SU!)


Card 1 - Morristown, TN - East High School Colors
Basic Black (SU!)5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2", 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Pumpkin Patch (SU!)5 3/8" x 5 3/8", and
4" x 5", and
1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Gold Star Swirl (DCWV)5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Stamper's Select White (PTI)4" x 5", and
1 1/2" x 4"
Mirror Cardstock - Gold Silk (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)4" x 5"
Card 2 - University of Texas at Dallas Colors
Basic Black5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2"
Garden Green5 1/4" x 5 1/4", and
1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Pumpkin Patch4" x 5", and
1 1/2" x 4"
Stamper's Select White4" x 5", and
1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Mirror Cardstock - Gold Silk (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)4" x 5"


Epson RX620 Printer
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)


Petite Oval Nestabilities - Small (Spellbinders)
Petitie Scalloped Oval Nestabilities - Large (Spellbinders)
Stars 5 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Banner Basics 2 Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Corner Rounder Punch (SU!)
Oval Punch (SU!)
Scalloped Oval Punch (SU!)
COPIC Markers & SPICA Glitter pen (Imagination International)
Baker's Twine (the Twinery)
Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Becca's Peg Bow Maker (ODBD)
Double-sided Sticky Tape (PK Glitz)
Zip Dry Glue
ATG (3M)
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook adhesives)
Rotary trimmer with straight and scalloped blades (Fiskars)



Start with black card stock, cut to 5 1/2" x 11", score at 5 1/2" and fold.


Cut the orange card stock to 5 3/8" x 5 3/8", and round all 4 corners. Cut the black swirl paper to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" using a scalloped blade. Mount the black swirl mat onto the orange mat. Glue black & white twine in a curve around the top two corners.

Cut/emboss 4 orange banners, 4 gold stars, and 1 gold tassel. Glue 2 banners on the twine in each corner, and adhere a gold star to each banner.

Cut a six-inch strip of gold ribbon. Tie a bow using gold ribbon onto the ribbon strip then mount across the mat using double-sided tape, with the bow on the far left of the card. Mount the mat with ribbon onto the front of the card. Glue the tassel just below the bow.


Resize the graduate image to be 3 1/4" in height. Print the image on white card stock. Cut/emboss the image using an petite oval die. Cut/emboss an orange scalloped oval using a die just larger than the oval used to cut out the image.

Color the image with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Skin: E0000, E01, R20
  • Hair: E55, E57
  • Cap & Gown: C3, C5, C7, 100
  • Skirt: YG61 & YG67 - OR - C3 & C5
  • Tie & Shoes: YR12, YR14
  • Diploma: E30, E31
  • Shadow: C0, C1
  • Tassel: Gold SPICA

Mount the image oval onto the orange scalloped oval, then adhere it to the card front.


Stamp the sentiment in black ink on white card stock. Punch it out using the oval punch. Punch a scalloped oval from black card stock. Mount the sentiment oval onto the black oval. Color the star in the sentiment with the gold SPICA pen. Mount the sentiment to the lower right of the image using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!



Kerry Urbatch said...

Lisa Lynne,

Your cards always make me smile. I told you before that we must have been cut from the same mold as our cardmaking styles and our design sense is so similar. Every time I see a card of yours and read your comments about it, its as if I could have created the same exact card. Strange, but true.

I'll forever rememeber the amazing gifts you gave to me and the rest of the stamping world You were truly a gift and a treasure...Praying for you and your family as they grieve your loss. You will be truly missed!

Olga said...

you are such a beautiful lady inside and out, you will be missed by everyone. Rest in Peace.........

Sue W said...

Heaven has your beautiful smile now....

Tracey said...

Your creations & talents will be deeply missed. I have always enjoyed viewing your creations on the HC blog. Your husband, family & friends are in my prayers. The crafting world has lost a huge talent.

Linda said...

Your amazing talent and caring spirit will be missed my us all. May God guide your family through these difficult days and give them peace.

Glenda said...

Joe, my thoughts and prayers go out to you across the miles as we all honor Lisa. I considered her a true crafting sister and will miss her more than you know. Rest well my dear Lisa.

Emerald said...

Thank you for sharing your beauty.
Asking God to surround all those who are missing you and aching in their grief. Thank you

Debbie said...

Prayers be with your family and all who had the pleasure of your friendship and inspiration.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

You will be missed, Lisa Lynne! My heart goes out to your family. I pray for God's strength to get you through this difficult time.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Lisa thank you for the gift of friendship, talent, creativity, and for blessing us with your sweet personality. My heartfelt sympathy to your friends and loved ones. May the beautiful memories they have of you stay within their hearts until you meet again in Heaven!

lisa808 said...

My sincere condolences to Lisa Lynne's family and friends.

Donna Oates said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I only knew Lisa Lynne through her designs. She had great talent and was well loved by all who knew her in person or through her crafting communities.

Cynthia Lloréns said...

This is a beautiful card and post - it's a wonderful tribute to her.
Huges from Brasil

Lynne Phelps said...

My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to your friends and family. Your faith came through in your creations, so I know you are now in heaven, but my heart is with those who are so unprepared for your absence. Blessings!

PaulaJ said...

You were a wonderful artist. I am sorry I never had an opportunity to know you but from all that I have seen and read you were a very special person. I am sure you are rejoicing with Our Lord at this time and I pray that your family will find comfort in Him.

Leslie Turner said...

What a wonderful blog. Though I didn't personally know Lisa Lynne, she was an awesome paper artist and her cards are all beautiful creations. Prayers going up for family and friends in this difficult time. Rest In Peace.

LISA said...

Oh how I will miss your lovely comments on my blog. I will miss your wonderful art, and I cherish the time we served together on the Heartfelt Creations DT.You will be missed my friend.
Joe, once again, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. xoxo

hlm said...

The Heartfelt Creations tribute blog hop honoring Lisa Lynne was very moving. Lisa was a friend for many years and a crafting buddy for the last 4 or 5 years. She was such a great friend, person, mentor, crafter, the list could go on & on........... I truly miss you but know you are at peace in heaven. Whenever I get down & miss you I will pull out the many cards you sent to me over the years & remember your smile! Thanks for being my friend.


Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

My deepest sympathy. Lisa was a talented lady. I enjoyed her work and appreciated her detailed instructions. She was a great inspiration and will ge greatly missed in the stamping community.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Lisa, Although we never met, I will truly miss you. I will miss your wonderful comments on my blog, and seeing your work. My heart goes out to your family. Thank you and Good Bye my friend.

Candy said...

I have had the honor and priviledge of being on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team with Lisa Lynne. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Lynne in person I feel like I knew her through the computer and I feel like I lost a friend. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

Lisa Lynne thank you for your support and all your wonderful comments about my design team work. You sure made me feel special! I will miss you my friend -- until we meet again rest in peace!

Di said...

The Heartfelt Creations Tribute blog hop has been a very moving experience. Although I did not know Lisa personally, through the various blogs I have gotten a taste of the kind, caring person she was and how greatly she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Lisa.

crafty1964 said...

My thoughts and prayers to all of Lisa's family and friends during this difficult time. I too have felt the pain of a sudden loss and although the pain seems unbearable, remember all the fun, laughter, smiles, hugs, and good time memories of Lisa's life, it will help you through it.

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

I did not know you either Lisa Lynn, but I can tell by your outlook we would of been friends across the pond, I am so very saddened to hear of your loss and you have touched many people with your love of craft,, I hope your family will know that were thinking of them at this very sad time, and that you will always live on in our hearts,
R.I.P friend,
Love always
Kenzie xx

Lynda said...

I am so very sorry and feel like I have lost a very good, good prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends, and I am definitely missing the beautiful emails of your wonderful creations...may you rest sweetly in Our Heavenly Father's arms...Amen

Caroline D. said...

I was on the Heartfelt DT with Lisa Lynn for 8 months. Even though we never met in person, my life was blessed by Lisa Lynn through all the cheerful and positive attributes she shared with the HC Team. She is truly missed by us all. She provided so much creative inspiration and I will always appreciate that. My sympathy is extended to Joe, her family, and her friends.

Lisa Wright said...

I would like to thank everyone for their beautiful comments and the lovely cards I have received. Lisa loved making cards and loved being apart of the design team.

Lisa Wright said...

By Joe Wright

There is a plaque on our bedroom wall that we've had for years that reads

I'd Marry You All Over Again

With tiny tears that glistened,
my eyes were fixed on you,
and thinking of the life we'd share
we softly said, I do.

Our hearts were knit together
from the time that we first met,
and memories were gathered
that we will never forget.

While daily living life with you,
you saw the real me,
and still you chose acceptance,
a life long mystery.

With many happy times gone by
and others when we cried,
some days we'd share so endlessly,
while other days we'd hide.

With all the ups and downs
we've had in learning to be friends
I know that in this heart of mine,
I'd marry you all over again.

Lisa absolutely loved being married to me, she saw it as her purpose in life. While I'm not sure she knew it, I loved being married to her every bit as much. Lisa spent our whole life together always putting me first. And if i could tell her just one thing besides how much I loved her, it would be that she succeded in her most important desire, being the best wife anyone could ask for.

I met Lisa in college and we knew immediately that we were kindred spirits. Meeting her, falling in love with her, marrying her, and knowing we would spend the rest of our lives together, were the best things that ever happened to me. And I must say the wonderful 35 year adventure I shared with Lisa was nothing short of a spectacular.

There are so many things I have Lisa to thank for. My college degree, my CPA certificate, my life in Dallas, the two business we started, my love for dancing, the many friends we had, the security and confidence her love and unconditional support gave me, but most of all the wonderful life she shared with me.

What I will miss most about Lisa' is her beautiful smile, her kind sprit and compassion, and how she always put everyone else's needs above her own. Lisa was one of the most unselfish people I have ever known. Lisa lived by the golden rule, treat others as you would have them treat you. Lisa accepted people for who they were and never ever tried to change them. She didn't just overlook peoples short commings, she refused to see them. She always accepted me for who I was and never once asked me to give up a single dream of mine, no matter what it was.

Lisa always worried about letting people down, but the reality is, I don't think she ever let anyone down. In the last card she wrote to me, she said she always knew on the stuff that mattered most, she could depend on me. I prey that is true.

Lisa, I'm sorry for all the times I let you down or didn't live up to the example you set and I'm so sorry for the times I hurt you. I hope you know I never meant to.

I always knew how much you loved me. And now I pray each day that you knew how much I loved you, admired you, and respected you. I was so lucky to have you in my life. You mad everyday of my life special. I am so proud of you for all the things you accomplished and how you always stayed the same sweet wonderful girl I met 35 years ago.

Goodbye my sweet sweet Lisa. I will miss you more then words can ever express. For the last 35 years we blazed all our trails together. I'm so sorry you had to make this last journey alone.

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