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Graduation Card - With Personalized Elements!

Hi crafty peeps, Heather here to share a Graduation themed card that I’ve made for my oldest baby - who will be graduating High School next week!! She’ll be heading off to college in the fall and I am just so unbelievably proud of her and all of her accomplishments! I wanted to create a Graduation card to fit to her personality - which is mermaid all the way! One of the things I love so much about cardmaking / stamping is personalizing the stamped images to match the recipient or event that I am stamping for! I really love that Lawn Fawn has so many products that present that opportunity and, of course, Vanessa always has the Butterfly Reflections Ink Shop loaded up with TONS of Lawn Fawn goodies for us!!! To create this card I stamped and Copic colored a variety of underwater images from a couple Lawn Fawn Stamp sets: Mermaid for You, You are Sublime, the new Keep on Swimming, and So Jelly. I also stamped/die cut the graduation cap & diploma from Mama Elephant’s Page Hu…
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