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My Card Today
Today’s project is a great graduation card since it is that season right now. The card base is easily done and I have a template to show you the visual of it along with a few instructions below. As I was preparing to write this blog post, I realized that there was no stamping involved in this project – how incredibly rare! This project came together so quickly that I think it’s a great project to use for a last-minute gift.
- Firstly, I followed this tutorial by Mixed Up Craft with the dimensions for a 5-1/2″ square card. So, the card base started with black cardstock, cut at 5-1/2″ x 11″ and scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2.”
- After that, I began measuring the card base at 2-3/4″ on all sides of the card and placing a light pencil mark at each of these spots. Then, I scored lines diagonally through the center of the card (Template below).
- Once that is done, I cut off the two triangular ends on the side with the 2-3/4″ score line, which will become the easel for this card.
- Burnish all of the fold lines, then the fun begins!
Now, the FUN part!
- Graduation Cap:
- 4-1/4″ square of black cardstock
- 4″ square of black cardstock, dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder
- Small Circle, punched or die cut
- A tassel made with black and gray baker’s twine
- I adhered all of these together, then glued them to the triangular end of the card base.
- Sentiment panel:
- White Cardstock: 2-5/8″ x 5-1/4″ – adhered to the card base
- Black Cardstock: 4-3/8″ x 1-1/2″
- White Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 1-3/8″
- These two pieces were layered together and popped up onto the card base with black dimensionals.
- After that, I cut out the “Congrats” from the Sunshine Wishes dies (retired) with Distressed Gold paper. Then, I cut out two more times with black cardstock, adhered them all together and glued them to the card base.
- Finally, I cut out the stars from the Give It A Whirl dies collection and adhered them to the card base.
- Are you looking for a place for a personal message? You can take your pick of areas – either inside the card or on the back.
So, here’s the Template to make it easy…
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- 613 Avenue Create
- A Place To Start
- Crafty Catz
- Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
- Krafty Chicks
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
- The Paper Funday
- A Perfect Time to Craft
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