It's that time of year now that you'll start seeing lots of graduation cards. Dave and I actually received a graduation announcement for a relative that lives in Tennessee and they graduate on May 17th. That's almost a whole month earlier than us here in Maine. Wow!
So here is my graduation card for you today:
I saw something similar on Pinterest for the top of the card and fell in love with it. I added my own twist to the bottom of the card. I'm so happy to say that both stamp sets I am using today will be carrying over to the new catalog. Yippee!
Here is a close-up of the bottom of the card. I'll even show you how I made my square windows so perfectly aligned with a little tip!
And the tassel made from Soft Suede Baker's Twine? Yes, I dyed it to match the card! All I did was use an empty embellishment container and filled it half-full with water and added about 12 drops of Soft Suede Re-inker.
How did I create my tassel? I used a cardboard piece 1 1/2" wide and wrapped the White Baker's Twine around it 12 times. I slipped a longer piece of twine under the top layer of twine on my cardboard and pulled it to the very top and tied a double-knot. I then used my Paper Snips and cut the opposite end of the Baker's Twine all the way across. The last step was to take another piece of Baker's Twine and tie it around the whole tassel about 1/2" from the top string and tied it off snuggly. Wrap the tassel around the card front and tie off. I added a few Mini Glue Dots under the top of the tassel to hold it in place:
Here is how I created the 4 evenly spaced windows at the bottom of my card. Using scrap paper and the 1 1/4" Square Punch, cut (4) scraps. Using temporary glue, glue the (4) squares to the bottom of your card front as shown, making sure all the squares are evenly spaced. Mine 2 squares on the end stuck out a little. I planned it this way:
Using your square punch, align the punch over each square and cut. The squares of scrap paper serve as guides:
Voila! Perfectly cut and aligned squares!
Glue the numbered squares to the back of each window by using Tombow Multipurpose Glue!
This card was mailed to Tennessee last week and I would like to say congrats to Aaron for his accomplishment and good luck!
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
- Stamps: Pure Gumption, Memorable Moments
- Inks: Soft Suede
- Cardstock: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, So Saffron
- Accessories: White Baker's Twine
- Tools: 1 1/4" Square Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Snips
- Misc: Scrap Paper, Cardboard