Saturday, June 12, 2010

Grad Card for Matt

Our good friend's son was graduating from high school and my husband wanted to get him a gift card to the school store where he'll be attending college. I saw this really cute grad card online the other day (the red and black one pictured above). It's made similar to the way I made a stand-up explosion card for my club a couple years ago. So, after watching Kelly's video and pulling out my directions for the stand up explosion card, I made it.

Unfortunately, the pocket is only big enough to hold money, not a gift card. So, not to be deterred, I made a few alterations and came up with the blue card above (his college colors are blue and white).

Then a couple weeks later I saw a video tutorial which is similar to the card I made. Since I haven't attempted making a video yet and am impossibly unskilled with all things computer, I am just giving you the link here. I really like her method of making this card. Dawn has an interesting way of making a tassel that I haven't tried yet.

Go Grad stamp set
Brilliant blue and whisper white card stock
basic black and brilliant blue pads
watercolor pencils and blender pens
paper cutter with scoring blade
sticky strip & snail
tassel (I couldn't find one to purchase, so I made one out of embroidery thread)
wide oval punch
1/4" brads (I used white), mat pack & paper piercer

* 4-1/4 x 9-1/2" brilliant blue card stock for card base
hold in landscape mode and score at 3-1/2", 5-1/2" and mark the top and bottom at 7-1/2"
score an "X" centered over the 5-1/2" score line from the bottom and top of the 3 1/2" score line to the bottom and top of the 7-1/2" score line.

* 4-1/4" wide x 3-1/4" high brilliant blue card stock for front pocket
add sticky strip to three sides and make a half punch with the wide oval punch. Run this through the crimper, then attach the bottom and sides.

* 4" wide x 1-1/2" high whisper white card stock. Stamp sentiment in blue and feet image in black, color, layer onto blue crimped piece using dimensionals

* 3-3/4" wide x 3" high whisper white card stock; stamp and adhere to back for a place to sign.

Have fun making this cute card! Leave me a comment with a link to the card you make if you try it.

Happy Stamping! Mary

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