Saturday, May 25, 2013

AJVD: HOOray Graduate Stamp Set

Do you know about A Jillian Vance Design (AJVD)? It's a stamp company founded by a savvy teen, Jillian Vance, who creates the most wonderful stamp sets along with her mom and friends! LOVE them to pieces and am a FAN~!

Today, I am showing off the HOOray Graduate Stamp Set. I had requested this theme because of my son's upcoming high school graduation. They even let me include a couple of design ideas that I had in my brain (think stick people like images)...they made it happen!! LOL!!!! Jillian listens to her customers :)

I love this set because I can use this for my other son when he graduates in 2015! Plus it has a little thank you for your teacher, coach, counselor and even a mentor! A good mix of images and text :)

My first card I used the Background Builder Series Sunburst Swirl Stamp to create this crazy fun graduate card...note the googly eyes! LOL!! I pick these colors because they are my son's school colors...

The second card is a shaped card based on Spellbinders® popular Labels One dies (from base to card front: Grand Decorative Labels One, Decorative Labels One and Labels One dies). Note that I used the chalkboard technique for my card front = LOVE!!

To create my shaped card, I cut/embossed two of the Grand Decorative Labels One die cuts. I scored one (the back) ¾" in from the top. Spread wet adhesive on the scored ¾" area and match up the second die cut to form the card.

Endless Borders single circle stamp help create a chalky background for my shaped card base.

When assembled, this is the end elegant but chalky effect! LOL!

Lastly, I used a mini sack to put a gift card in for a special teacher. With AJVD exclusive Banner {die}tails Die Set die set and Endless Borders circle border stamp, I was able to create a cool background to highlight HOOray Graduate Stamp Set Thank You Teacher stamp that was cut/embossed with Spellbinders Media Mixáge™ Circles Three die for its parts.

Just assemble. I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's 3D Foam Squares to create dimension for the stamped circle die cut...just the right touch!

Project Supplies:
AJVD Stamps - HOOray Graduate Stamp Set, Sunburst Swirl and Endless Borders
AJVD Custom Dies - Banner {die}tails Die Set
Spellbinders Paper Arts - Grand Decorative Labels One, Decorative Labels One, Labels One and Media Mixáge Circles Three
Inks - TSUKINEKO™ (VersaMark, StazOn: White and Memento™: Rose Bud, Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk)
Embossing Powder - Stampendous (Detailed White)
Coloring - Faber Castell (Gelato - White)
Cardstock and Card Base - Darice and Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock/David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System
Pearls - Want2Scrap
Tools - ScraPerfect (Perfect Crafting Pouch) and Scor-Pal
Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ (3D Foam Squares)
Other - Mini Sack; Googly Eyes

These are some of the projects I used from this one set! Hope it inspires you if you have a graduate in the house! Are you interested in the HOORay Graduate set or any of Jillian's stamps or custom dies manuf. by Spellbinders?! You're in luck!!! There is a sale going on until Monday, May 27th!!

Thanks for visiting!
MargieH xo


Anonymous said...

Great projects! Love your ideas!! :) Evie

Tracy said...

I have to say I love your little paper bag, so cute.
That owl...adorable.
Great projects :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Great collection of projects Margie! Love the little owl ~ perfect for your upcoming celebration! The embossed sentiment looks fabulous and lovin' all the fancy layers! Best of luck ironing that gown! YIKES! Maybe a good steam will do the trick!

Connie Mercer said...

awesome projects~I have never heard of this Company. Great stamps!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

Oh these stamps are awesome & your cards totally rock ( but then again they always do!)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These are all awesome, Margie! I love that circle background. Great minds must think alike, because I just made some bitty bag gift card holders too. :)

Allie Gower said...

Very nice Margie!