June 27, 2013

A Graduation Card - Part 2

... Welcome back to part II of my Graduation Card. 

After folding the black cardstock I started to work on the inside. I cut two inserts of white cardstock and place them aside. 

To create the tussle, I used a piece of shiny ribbon, folded in half and secured the folded end with a knot. Make sure the knot is sitting close to the end. I used one of the two ends and cut along the side of one all the way up to the knot.
Now I was able to carefully pull the long threats out. Only a few at a time. Once I reach the other side of this piece, I cut the left over away to the knot. I repeated the same with the other ribbon end.
The tussle was attached to the card with a small brad.

Now to the inside pieces. I stamped a star in on corner of the paper and used a grey/ blue alcohol marker to trace around the outside. I stamped and cut out a small graduation hat, embellished it with a little rhinestone and adhered it with a glue dot.
This little owl was stamped in Versa Mark ink onto the white cardstock piece that will go into the hat part of the card. I colored it in with alcohol markers and decorated it with another stamped and cut out graduation hat.

To assemble the card, adhere the white cardstock with the owl inside the card into the hat part. Make sure you have installed the tussle with the brad first, so the brad will not be seen from the inside of the card. Also make sure the owl is sitting upright when you open the card ( I had it wrong the first time :-) )

The white cardstock piece with the star will go on the lower part of your card. Adhere it with the star on the top, then close the card and ad the "Wishing you Congrats" element. This makes sure you will be able to tuck the hat part behind it and this will hold your card closed.

I hope you like this little card and let me know if you need help or need further instructions to create this card...

June 26, 2013

A Graduation Card - Part 1

Here is a Graduation Card I made from scratch including the little tussle on the top. After folding the card, it will be a regular card size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The bottom tip of the hat, tucks behind the "Wishing you Congrats" element that was placed on a stamped piece of grey cardstock. The whole piece was raised with foam dots from the card so you have enough room to tuck the hat under.

Once you open the card, the hat folds up and you will see you graduation message.

Check my blog tomorrow to see more of the details involved in this card and how to recreate them.

If you need instructions for this card, please feel free to contact me for more information....

June 25, 2013

Card Workshop for June

Sorry I didn't post the June Card Class samples as promised. I had to cancel Junes Class and we will continue in July with our Class. So please stay tuned for July's Card Class. I will posed these cards soon. In the mean time check out tomorrows "Graduation Card".

I also have two wonderful new stamp sets from Close To My Heart that are available until the end of July 2013.

Support our Service Men and Women and say Thank You to our veterans for their service for this country with these wonderful sets:


Home of the Brave (D1576)

These stamp sets are available without any extra purchase. Please contact me if you like to order them or if you have any questions. You can also go on my website to order them. For each set sold, Close To My Heart will send $3/ $5 to the USO to support our troops!

Let's support the brave men and women ...

June 12, 2013

This months Card Class

I am a little late this month to post our June Card Class projects...well, I have a very good excuse! I am on vacation home in Germany ...

I will post this months card projects at the end of next week, so please check back Friday, June 21st for the first sample.

Thanks for your patience and see you next week....


June 10, 2013

Let's Get Patriotic

Support the Military

Here is a wonderful way to support our men and women in the military.

In June and July, Close To My Heart offers two wonderful patriotic stamp sets to celebrate and support our military.Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each "Courage" stamp set (B1437) and $5 from each "Home of the Brave" set (D1576) to the USO.

There is also a special set available for our Canadian Troops.

If you like to view a more details version of each stamp set, please contact me or check out my website.

The stamp set "Courage" is available for $9.95 plus SH+Tax and the bigger "Home of the Brave" is available for $17.95 plus SH+Tax...

More card samples will follow later this month, so stay tune and check back....