Good morning!  Today’s the day . . . Our Craft Lounge is releasing and giving away 24 new stamp sets today!!  WOO HOO!  I was so excited when my friend, Cambria, asked me to take part in the OCL Blog Hop; there was no way I was going to tell her no.  I was also really excited with the set she asked me to use – School’s Out.


My oldest daughter, Kate, graduates from college on May 11th and School’s Out worked perfectly for a gift card and envelope!  I started out with a crisscross card, that actually turned into the envelope.


Instead of using a single pull out, I made a card.


The card, when opened can either hold money or a gift card.  (Of course, Kate you won’t be getting a Starbucks card from us. – Just in case you see this.)


And there’s still room to leave a personal message!

  • Stamps:  School’s Out from Our Craft Lounge
  • Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; SU Kiwi Kiss; BasicGrey Urban Prairie
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Accessories:  Ranger Inkssential White Opaque Pen; Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities; Venture Foam Tape; Kiwi Kiss Ribbon; Button; Black Twine; Corner Rounder Punch

Here’s the list of everyone involved in the Blog Hop today.  You don’t want to miss seeing their fabulous creations and a chance to win the set they used:

Granny’s Secrets – Diana Gibbs
Beauty and the Beach- Jeanne Streiff
Summer Sweets – Heather McNally
Bubbles – Nancy Morgan
Oceans of Fun –Valerie Stangle
Sandy Sunsets- Vicki Garrett
Coastal Wishes- Denise Marzec
Garden Thoughts – Lila Holgate
Mice Friends- Holly McMillen
The Tribe – Pam Hooten
Flyin’ Birthday – Jacqui Lines

Let Freedom Ring- Marianne Walker
Bees Knees- Carol Halvorson
Nailed It –Debbie Corbari
Sunkissed – Deb Felts
Life’s a Beach – Joy Kennedy
Bring on the BBQ- Cindy Lawerence
Bookworm – Kendra Wietstock
Swingin’ By – Bethie Silaika
All About the USA – Roseanne Knowles
Dino-mite – Kisa Peters
Game On- Cambria Turnbow
Back 2 School- Amber Hillman

To win the set that I’ve used today, School’s Out, simply leave me a comment. The winners will be chosen Monday, May 4th around noon.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop today!

122 Responses to “Our Craft Lounge New Release and Blog Hop!”

  1. You totally rocked this set…great job

  2. Hey, hey!
    I’ll take the Starbucks card! hahaha (Just kidding!)
    Looks like the perfect grad offerings to me, Missy!


  3. This is a darling set and so perfect for Kate’s card. I’ll take a starbucks card, too!

  4. Awesome card and perfect idea for graduation gifts! Love this set!

  5. So very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win the set!

  6. GREAT card. Thanks for the inspiration. You never cease to amaze me.

  7. The card is great, as usual. You’ve provided inspiration to use more of the Urban Prairie dp that’s sitting all alone in the dark 😀 Since there are no “school” stamps in the craft room, this set would fit in nicely with the flowers, the squirrels, and the fashionable items..ha ha! Have a great day, my friend!

  8. love that criss cross card! and hey, what is wrong with a Starbucks gift card?!?! 😉 I think they are pretty super-dee-duper special myself!! 😀
    but really, how neat to use the gorgeous Urban Prarie paper with a school set! super clever!

  9. Great card!! Love the color combo. I’ve got several grad cards to make and these stamps would be just perfect. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Love the papers. Beautifully done, Sherry!

  11. love this card!!

  12. Sherry, I love the papers you used on this darling gift card ! And the new set is wonderful!

  13. I left out the most important part — CONGRATULATIONS TO KATE!!!!!

  14. Great job on the card! I need to make 3 graduation cards this month so this stamp set would come in handy!!! Thanks for offering the chance to win!

  15. I love this kind of card. I need several “Grad” cards this year. It would be great if I could win a new grad stamp!

  16. Love those sentiments!

  17. I think the diploma is my fav. image in this set! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Great cards! Being the mom of little kids, I fear I may need this set all too soon.

  19. Now what new grad wouldn’t love this! Nice.

  20. Wow that is a great card! So bright and cheery! Great set and timing of its release!

  21. Fantastic card!! Love this set!

  22. A great set for anyone who has graduates up and coming. Thanks for sharing. SharriC

  23. Very creative use of this set – Love It! I’d love to win the set.

  24. Gorgeous project. Love your creativity.

  25. Perfect set for my graduating seniors! Love the card!

  26. This is a must have. Love this set!!!

  27. Sherry, this is a very useful set and you really showed it off so well. Love the card you designed for it.

  28. Very cute card and very nice set for graduates! Thanks for “sharing” – sorry couldn’t resist!

  29. I like the bright and cheery look to this! What a great idea to make a criss-cross card to hold the gift (and since Kate won’t be using the starbucks…you can send it my way! hehe)

  30. Holy cow! What a fabulous card! You put so much work into it and it shows splendidly!

  31. WOWSERS, these sets are just awesome! I love the bold graphic words! SUPAH!!

  32. Nice! What a great set! Thanks for the chance!!!

  33. Awesome. Congrats to you and your daughter on her success! Love your sample gift card holder. Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. Very cool!

  35. Cool– I need this card right now! I have a granddaughter who is graduating kindergarden, a nephew graduating high school, and also a niece who is graduating college and this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Your sample is just beautiful. These are great stamps, and something tells me I’d have to hide them from my DS or he’ll be stamping “school’s out” all over his bedroom walls! LOL!

  37. what a great collection of samples!! thanks!

  38. What a great gift card holder! Thank you for the chance to win!

  39. Oh wow, great gift card!

  40. Great card & set, please enter me to win. Thanks

  41. Great sample cards! What a fun set!

  42. What a pretty card…..someone is going to really like receiving this one. What a fun graduation stamp set.

  43. Great ideas with this set. I have a graduating senior as well so this would be a great set to have.

  44. VERY cute Sheri!!!! Kate will love this. Thanks for playing with us.

  45. Sherry, I got your blog first — subscriber — of everyone, went through everyone and almost forgot to leave a note here! Ack! You’ve done a wonderful job and congrats to you and your daughter! Mine graduates next year — I’m flying out to San Diego to DRIVE back with her — cross country trip for the Gillmarten Girls! 🙂

  46. LOVE this! I knew you’d do something amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us Sherry! I know your daughter will love this!

  47. What a vute set and love the gift card holder! thanks for the chance to win
    some blog candy!

  48. what a great graduation set!

    jesjohnson1 @ yahoo . com

  49. I love the card!

  50. Love the paper on this card. Thanks for the chance to win this great set.

  51. Sherry, I’m so tickled to find your blog!! Your cards have caught my eye for a long time now, but I’d lost track. It’s a good day!! Plus candy to win… maybe.

  52. your card is absolutely wonderful. Cheers to the chance of winning this great set!!!

  53. Fun! I need to make a bunch of graduation cards.

  54. Congratulations to you and your daughter!

    Great card by the way…. as usual.


  55. Congrats to Katie! I love the Urban Prairie papers you used – great gift card set!

  56. Gorgeous AND practical! You rock, Sherry!

  57. What a great card for your daughter.

  58. Such a cute set! I’ve got a niece graduating this year. *pick me, pick me* ;D

  59. Serry
    If I say I’m graduating will you send me a card with a Starbucks gift card? I have a granddaughter graduating this year. I love the giftcard idea.

  60. Lovely set of stamps! Some of the sets will defintely find a home with me!

  61. Love this set! I’m a teacher and I can think of so many things to do with it!

  62. Great card!!! I love how you added the little area to hold the gift card. I am thinking these are gonna come in handy. TFS!!!

  63. This is such a great idea!! Great project!

  64. Very nice card. All of the sets I have seen are great and this one is also. Congrats to your daughter on her graduation from college.

  65. So fun Sherry! I love this paper and just can’t get enough of it! I love the idea of a pocket inside a pocket! Great timing for this with graduation announcements beginning to arrive on an almost daily basis!

  66. Would love to win the grad set stamps. With 3 daughters all graduated from college and 4 grandkids, so far, I have a lot of gradutations to scrap.

  67. oh how cool is this!!! I love it. great idea with the criss-cross card/envelope. TFS!!!

  68. I love this set and your money holder.

  69. Great set.TFS!!

  70. You’ve definitely scored with this card.
    Jane B

  71. Hey Bad WOMAN! Rockin’ out witcha bad self, I see!

    this is a great idea!!!

  72. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this fun set.

  73. perfect set for this time of year! thanks for the chance to win it!

  74. Purfect set for this time of the year. Your cards are great!

  75. Sherry GREAT card!! AWESOME set!!

  76. Love the criss cross card. This one is new to me so I’m going through your site looking for instructions.

  77. Wow beautiful creations.

    Love the stamps

  78. I love how you’ve used this set, Sherry! Not a Starbuck’s card, huh? McD’s??

  79. A beautiful pocket card you made. Love the paper and a great stamp set to have for those graduation cards!!

  80. This couldnt be any perfect for a graduation card. How exciting!!!! Just beautiful creations all of them, and such a great release!!


  81. This is an awesome set! Great job on your card.

  82. Awesome!! I love the dp. Beautiful.

  83. Congrats to your daughter. Love your card and the whole set.

  84. LOVE LOVE your work. I lover your teacher cards too. I am a teacher and I always make my gifts for all the others I work with. YOur creations are wonderful.
    I am also excitied to be able to be included in your blog candy.
    Cindy Soto
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  85. Love the criss cross card and how you personalized the diploma…thanks for the chance to win!

  86. I love the card that you made with this great set!

  87. Fabulous Card! I enjoy reading your blog. You have quite the sense of humor!

  88. It is the perfect time of year for this set. Love your card!

  89. You did an awesome job on that card. Love this set!

  90. Great card/gift holder idea, Sherry! I’m sure to duplicate. Thanks for the inspiration!

  91. what a great stamp set! Could have used it a week ago!!!
    I love your graduation gift card! It’s FAB-O!!!

  92. This card it terriffic. What a great way to present a gift card/money. Cannot imagine a graduate who wouldn’t like to receive it.

  93. I have lots of graduating friend’s kids this set is GREAT

  94. Whoa – what a cool card! Love it!

  95. TFS. I love all the new OCL sets. They ROCK!!

  96. ‘Tis the season…for graduations, and this set is so cool! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  97. Awesome gc holder! Great job!

  98. OOO Sherry that card is FABULOUS!!!! My DS Graduates HIGH SCHOOL June 6th and I plan on getting him and a couple of his good buddies Visa Gift Cards for graduation, this set is TOO COOL, I have YET to see a Graduation set I like but THIS is IT !!!!!! WAHOOOO!!!!!!!!

  99. I love your criss-cross card. Very cute.

  100. Clever card–great for all those graduations coming up.

  101. The criss cross card is fantastic. Perfect set for this time of year.

  102. I love your sample. Great job. Congrats to your daughter on her graduation

  103. Super cute card, Sherry….I love the images and how you made the gift card design!! Kate is going to love this!!! Lots of congrats to Kate!!!

  104. I’m loving these new releases! Cute stuff! 🙂 Congratulations to your daughter, too!

  105. I’m loving this set and wishing that school really was out! I see many possibilities with this set.

  106. Cute set! Love your criss cross card, gorgeous DP!

  107. What a gorgeous card.
    Thank you for the chance to win. The set is so cute.

  108. Great graduation set! Love your card.

  109. What a great graduation set! And your card is so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win!

  110. Love your gift card. Super set for all those school occasions. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  111. LOVE what you did with these stamps!! My DD will graduate next year, and this would be TOO COOL!! Thanks for the chance!


  112. Great card! Congratulations on your daughter graduating!!

  113. This is an interesting set…very nice for people with graduates. Good job!

  114. What a great set and project. Thanks!

  115. I love the colors in your card and love the pocket inside. I never think to do that. TFS

  116. I do not have a graduation set, and have to add one to my set whether I win or buy! This is really cute! Thanks!

  117. Love your sample. A great set to have on hand for sure.

  118. […] Thank for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day.  By the way, you still have until noon today to enter the drawing for the Our Craft Lounge set here. […]

  119. Love your card! This stamp set is very useful this time of year! Thanks for the chance to win!

  120. I love all of your work, thanks for the chance to win this great set.

  121. Awesome card Bad Sherry, I’m into doing grad cards myself these days. That’s a cool set. Have a great day, and I enjoy your blog.

  122. Another great set!
    [email protected]
    T. Blue

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