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Monday, May 19, 2014

Congrats/ Graduation at My Craft Spot!

Hello, my sweet friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. :o)

Today starts a new challenge at My Craft Spot and it's a festive one! :o) We're challenging you to create cards and projects for Graduation or any congratulatory occasion! With no graduates in my life this year, I opted to make a wedding card. :o)
(I apologize for the slightly dark photos.. my ivory base was getting lost in the white background otherwise!) Knowing this was going to be simpler in style than usual, I chose pretty patterns and shapes for my layers. I love silhouettes and thought this would be a fun opportunity to use one! The precious bride and groom cut file is from the Silhouette Online Store. To fancier her up a smidgen, I added pearl detailing and used a flower punch to make a small bouquet.

The "Congrats" is from the beautiful MCS Big Words metal dies set. I adore this set and the gorgeous font! I cut it out twice, in pearlescent white and sparkling black, so it would properly stand out amidst the layers.

My pearl-accented card base was created with the Timeless Rectangle set from Spellbinders, to which I've nested a Gold Labels 4 layer inside. The Echo Park papers are from their Be Mine collection. :o) (I had the wrong collection listed this morning... my apologies!)

Be sure to flutter on over to check out the marvelous work from my teamies! I hope you'll join in the fun this week, as I truly love visiting you. :o) Thank you for visiting! Have a sparkly day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Card Mania~ CAS
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting with Dragonflies~ Celebration
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
 *One Stitch at a Time~ Keep it Simple
 *Simon Says Stamp~ Die Crazy (2 base layers and sentiment are dies)
 *Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge~ Clean and Simple


  1. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! I love how you added the pearls to her dress!! The papers you used are so beautiful!! The layers look amazing!! This is just gorgeous and so elegant!! Perfect card to celebrate a wedding!! Love, love it!!

    I hope you had a wonderful, happy, sparkly weekend!! Enjoy your Monday my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Pretty and elegant Karen.. love the silhouette image and the added pearls to her gown... The design shape and gorgeous papers makes it even more special... Any wedding couple would love treasuring this card... Well done as always... Enjoy your new crafty week!

  3. Wowzers, you've done it again! This is absolutely stunning my friend! Your paper choice along with the Spellbinders dies-couldn't be a better choice! The happy couple silhouette is so beautiful! I love the pretty pearls and fabulous bouquet! Such a GORGEOUS wedding card!!
    Have a great day my sweet friend,
    Sherrie K

  4. Oh my word - just look at all those amazing layers! The black and white combo is so very elegant and the couple silhouette is beautiful. This is a fabulous card my friend - gorgeous!

  5. This is truly a very beautiful card Karen the images are stunning and the layers also the gorgeous pearls on the dress so creative you are x

  6. WOW! This is stunning Karen, a stylish and elegant design. I love the layers and gorgeous detailing you have added to the romantic Silhouette.
    I hope you have a lovely week.
    hugs Sue xx

  7. Fantastic card, Karen, love that couple! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. Beautiful work and so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  9. Stunning card. Love the shaped frame and those silhouette images are absolutely beautiful. Your attention to the little details (as always) just finishes off this fabulous creation. TFS

  10. Very elegant, great card, love all those die cuts, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 29: 'clean and simple' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  12. How beautiful and elegant! Love the pretty papers and the silhouettes against them really pop.

  13. Hello my angelic friend it's me
    WOW!! I am speechless ......BUT I have to say
    The ivory & black colors give this BEAUTIFUL creation such ELEGANCE! As for the CONGRATS die it is on my wish list. One of my favorites! Love it!! The silhouette layer is Lovely! The pearly details on the card is just FABULOUS!!!
    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You are AWESOME my angelic friend!!
    Sending HUGE amounts of my love, hugs & smiles & some more love
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  14. So beautiful . Stunning creation.Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challendges.

  15. I really like your card, so beautiful and elegant. I really like the black and white with the silhouette image just gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

  16. OMGOSH! This is simply Gorgeous! I know I say that a lot... but you make such pretty cards! For real! :o) I LOVE the elegance this card has.... :o)

  17. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  18. Stunning card and fabulous shape!! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs NIKKI DT

  19. Hi there a very cute card thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Crafting from the heart.
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

  20. Such a pretty card, Karen! The shape of the base is beautiful and I love how you added the pearls to her dress! The papers you chose are perfect for this card and your inking looks great! :)



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