Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stampin' UP graduation cards

I'm really not understanding how in the world are we already going into the month of June? I'm sure lots of you are feeling this way, but luckily, for teachers and kiddos, school will be out in no time. Parents are a different story ...he he he.

With school coming to a close for this school year, I have two dear people (Nathan's birthparents) who will be graduating from high school in June. What better way to congratulate them than with a gift card holder?!

I used the same template that my friend and fellow demo, Sami Brown, shared on her blog. Thank you, Sami!
This became a perfect layout to place my personalized award-ribbon using the school colors: silver and blue.

My Tips:
  •  to create the starburst for the card on the right, use the 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch to punch the shape out then offset the scallops and punch again.
  • like Sami recommended on her blog, pop up a small stamped piece with a dimensional to hold the top flap in place. In my case it was the hand on the card to the right and the small design piece on the card to the left.
cards with the top flap open

cards open all the way
 My Tips:
  •  the ticket duo punch is perfect for (some) of the occasions alphabet stamp set as shown in the card to the right.
  • a thin line of tombo glue on 3 edges of the 2" x 4" piece of cardstock is strong enough to hold a gift card.

Supplies used:
  • cardstock: whisper white, midnight muse, basic grey, silver glimmer paper
  • inks: basic gray, midnight muse  
  • stamps: morning post alphabet, occasions alphabet, beyond plaid*, cuddles & kisses*, mosaic madness**
  • punches: 2 1/2" circle, 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle, 2 3/8" scallop circle, ticket duo, mosaic**
  •  embellishments: rhinestones
  • ribbon: midnight muse stitched ribbon
  • tools: stamp-a-majig, paper piercer and template     
  * denotes products from the 2013 spring catalog
** denotes products from the upcoming 2013-2014 catalog

You can order any Stampin' UP! products at my online store. Thanks so much for stopping by! 




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