Monday, April 25, 2011

Graduation Card Tutorial

A couple of years ago Adriel came up with the idea to use the Spring Card as a graduation cap. You can see her card HERE. This year we have several friends who are graduating, so we are in need of some graduation cards. I thought it would be fun to revisit our Graduation Card and make up some for this year's grads. I've posted the tutorial for the Graduation Card below...Have fun!

Cardstock - (5-1/4x10-1/2") (3x4" punch piece) Rich Razzleberry; (3-3/8x3-3/8" - front panel) (2x2-1/2"-stamp/punch piece) Whisper White
Big Shot - Finial Press texture impression folder
Punches: Scallop Trim Corner, Boho Blossom, Itty Bitty, Large Oval, Hand punch
Stamp Set -Silhouette Sentiments
Ink - Old Olive, Soft Suede
Accessories - Jewels (Pearls), Rhinestone brad, Cutter/Scorer, Ruler, 56" black embroidery floss, dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Sticky Strip

1. Fold Rich Razzleberry CS in half lengthwise.
2. Fold right side of CS to the center fold. Fold will be 2-5/8" from right side of CS.
3. Turn CS over, face down. Bring the lower left hand corner up and over the CS until the lower edge is even with the 2-5/8" foldline.

4. Open up CS, Bring the top left hand corner down and over s o that the upper edge is even with the 2-5/8" foldline.

When CS is opened up the Spring Card foldlines appear.
5. Mark center of left side of CS (2-5/8")

6. Cut from center point down to the foldline on each side to create a point at the top of the card.

Backside of card

6. Fold CS at foldlines and add a 1" piece of Sticky Strip to underside point of Spring Card.
7. Press point with Sticky Strip down upon card base.

8. Finished Spring Card...time to decorate!

9. Punch all 4 corners of 3-3/8" Whisper White CS square. Place Whisper White CS in Finial Press texture impression folder and run through Big Shot.
10. Stamp Whisper White stamp/punch piece with Congrats (Soft Suede) and floral stem (Old Olive). Punch stamped Whisper White CS with large oval. Punches: Boho Blossom - (1 Rich Razzleberry small flower); Itty Bitty - (1 Rich Razzleberry scallop)
11. Punch Boho Blossom- (1 large Rich Razzleberry flower)
12. Form a note pocket: Use one of the triangles cut from the side of the card in Step 6 and SNAIL the side edges to the backside of Spring Card to form the pocket. Cut a piece of Whisper White CS to create the note insert.
13. Create Tassle - Fold 42" length of black embroidery floss into 3" sections. You should end up with 7 folds at the top. With 12" piece of black embroidery floss, create and tie a slipknot through the 7 folds, this will be the top of the tassle. Starting from the top of the tassle, begin winding one of the 12" ends around the top section of the tassle, working your way down about 1/2". Wrap around one more time, this time forming a loop so that you can thread the end of the floss through the loop to tie a knot. Trim ends of tassle to desired length.
14. Snail Rich Razzleberry small Boho Blossom and Itty Bitty scallops together. Snail to stamped/punch Whisper White oval, at end of Old Olive stamped stem. Snail Rich Razzleberry large Boho Blossom to center of Whisper White textured front panel. Dimensional stamped oval to upper section of Whisper White front panel, just under the top punched corner. Punch a hole through center of large Razzleberry flower. Add a rhinestone brad through the top loop of black tassle and center of Razzleberry flower. Dimensional Whisper White front panel to Rich Razzleberry card front. Add a small pearl to center of Boho and Itty Bitty flowers on stamped oval.


Shabby Horse said...

What a great tutorial! I love this pretty project. Thanks for sharing it!

Nicki said...

Pure genius! Love this card. Nicki

Denise Sahrmann said...

Thank you for sharing! This is a great tutorial and a wonderful idea.

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