Friday, April 15, 2016

Curtain Call April 15 - Simplicity Guest Designer

As exciting as it was to have this card selected as the winner of the Curtain Call: Rainbow challenge, I was even more thrilled that it gave me the opportunity to Guest Design for the Curtain Call April 15 - Simplicity challenge!

The first things that jumped out at me from the inspiration photo were the big, scripty font and a school vibe with the wood desk, clipboard and creative supplies. 

The idea of making a graduation card came after selecting this sentiment from the Avery Elle Brushed stamp set and the color palette shifted to my daughter's high school colors. She graduated last year, but has a few friends in the Class of 2016 and will be looking for cards in the next month or so. The MFT Blueprints easel used for the card base is a nod to both the clipboard and wood background in the photo.

A Tim Holtz hinge clip anchors the sentiment flag and banner on one side of the card, with a metal clip holding the twine on the other side.

Now for a little true confession, this is my first version of the card. It wasn't until my daughter asked me why I was making a Class of 2017 card that I realized I was working a year ahead! Thankfully, it was a quick fix to correct the mistake.

I can't wait to see how you interpret this fabulous inspiration photo and fill the gallery for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Fantastic easel card Jacquie. Love the shape, the banner. What a great take on the photo. Congratulations on being our Guest Designer.

  2. Congratulations on guest designing at Curtain Call! Your card is fabulous! I love your take on the inspiration photo!

  3. What a darling project, Jacquie! Congrats on that win [loved those balloons] and your GD gig!!

  4. This is fantastic, Jacquie! Love the colors and all the details! Great card!

  5. Congrats on your GD stint over at CC! How wonderful for you! This is a brilliant card, and I love the look and colors of it. Such a great card. Bev

  6. Congrats on being a GD at Curtain Call. Love your fabulous card. Such a great idea and glad you were able to do the easy fix on the year.

  7. Great take on the challenge Jacquie!


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