Saturday, May 17, 2014

Challenge #23 Graduation/Congratulations

This month's challenge isn't only about graduation, but also congratulations. It's a great challenge to help you stock up on those cards you would like to send in recognition of any job well done.

But first: The winner of Challenge # 22 is #4, Heather Mills, with this special Mother's Day card. Thank you to everyone who joined the challenge. We hope you will continue to share your wonderful creations with us!



Congratulations, Heather, you you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email customerservice@raisinboat.com with the name and item number of your set selection, as well as your mailing address. (To view your stamp set options, go to www.RaisinBoat.com, click on the Products tab, and click on any category or the catalog link.)

Now for the challenge: Create a card, or cards, for that special person you would like to congratulate for a job well done. Remember that it can be whatever you may need in the coming months! It doesn't have to be limited to a school graduation card. You could even make a scrapbook page or a gift. Just remember to do some stamping.

Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember you can rent or buy sets from Raisin Boat. No guilt in using a set for just one project, such as a challenge. We look forward to seeing what you make for those special people in your life.

Here are the upcoming challenges for 2014 to help you get the perfect sets into your rental Pick List:

May: Graduation/ Congratulations 
June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas

This Graduation/Congratulations challenge will close on the 12th of June.

Here are some creations from the Idea Gallery to get you started:

Linda Lapotka used High Five Grad to create this card for a special graduate. The mortarboard and diploma are popped up and enhanced with a little Glitter Liner BronzeThe sentiment on the inside is from Opportunity Knocks which says,
"Be the change that you want to see in the world." Ghandi

Here's inspiration for the graduate, from Crew Team designer Katherine Schmitt!
Katherine used Opportunity Knocks and Night Owl (see links to sets and all supplies used here). 

Our studying gal from Gals on Fast Lane is perfect for recognizing a graduate's hard work! You could also stamp inspirational wording or greetings on the front of the desk. The "GRAD" and "You did it!" phrases are from "High Five Grad" (see links to sets and all supplies used here).

What grad doesn't enjoy a little chocolate?! This would also make an adorable grad party announcement. We created the frosting with brown liquid applique, accented with rhinestone non-pareils (you can also dab with dots of colored Pearl Pen). Delish! See links to sets and all supplies used here.

There's a world of creative possibilities with the set, "It's a Bird..It's a Plane"!
See links to all sets and supplies used here.


This is a quick and easy card to inspire your graduate, or anyone pursuing a dream! White-emboss the images first (from Strokes of Wisdom), then moisten the tip of a make-up sponge with rubbing alcohol and add a couple colors of Memento ink refill. Then streak the sponge across your glossy cardstock. See links to sets and supplies used here.


You can also use the set "It's a Bird...It's a Plane" to congratulate someone on a retirement!  Add any phrase to the inside of the banner. See links to sets and supplies used here.

This greeting, again featuring "It's a Bird...It's a Plane", can congratulate anyone on anything with a cheery High 5See links to sets and supplies used here.

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