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Dash of Inspiration: Class of 2013

January 28, 2013

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Class of 2013

It’s definitely time to update those 2012 Graduation Cards or you’ll be missing sales!  I’ve already had 2013 Graduation Invitation sales.

Here’s a great tip:  Even if you’re designs have the year as Custom Text, if you used a year that has gone by, take the time to update those cards. Any card that is out of date will be ignored by a large percentage of customers.  I tend to use 2020 when designing custom text because customers immediately comprehend they can change the custom text since 2020 is in the future.

I’m a fan of gaining design inspiration from sites that ‘specialize’.  Of course you should never copy a design layout, but I get many ‘wow’ moments looking for ‘techniques’, color palettes and how textures/patterns are mixed. So here are a couple places you might be inspired by …

Here are some links to visit for goodies to help you create new Graduation cards

Hi-Res Graduation Clipart from Etsy

Graduation Fonts from FontSpace (READ individual TOU!)

Set of 4 Digital Scrapbook Papers 12×12 – Graduation by desertheatdesigns

Graduation Sketches Brushes by ObsidianDawn at deviantART (READ her TOU!)

COLOURlovers Graduation Color Palettes

Remember when you are in ‘Graduation Creation Mode’ that there are graduations year-around in specific academic fields.  Here is an interesting link to colors associated with specific areas of eduction.

The Colors of Your College Degree from

Okay, off you go to update those Graduation cards for the 2013 season! … See you next week!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. paintedcottages permalink
    January 30, 2013 11:40 am

    What a wonderful design with just gold swirls & black & white!

    • January 30, 2013 4:40 pm

      Thank you Judith … I wanted a simple design with punch … LOL! Thanks for stopping by!


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