Friday, June 18, 2010

A Simple Graduation Thank You by Chris

Using the local HS colors of green and gold, I started with a 10 x7 card base scored with my scorpal at 5 inches. Then I made 3 graduated squares—a 4” green, a 4 1/8 gold, and a 4 3/8 black. I layered the three to form the base of the cap. Digging in my stash I found a gold shank button and some gold embroidery floss. I made a 2” tassel. I used a 4 ½ piece of cardstock folded in half the long way, wrapped the floss (all six strands) around it twenty-five times. I then tied off one end of the loops and cut the other end. Taking another piece of floss (about 2” long), I tied it around the floss to make the head of the tassel, wrapped each side of the extra floss around the head a few times (be sure to go in opposite directions) and then tied that off. I attached the floss to the shank of the button and used a pop dot to glue it to the center of the cap. To make the sentiment I used my gel pens and Biscotti font with SCAL, my labels nestabilities, and my cuttlebug. I first wrote and then “cut” the thank you out with SCAL on my gold paper. Then using the nestabilities label, I cut and embossed the sentiment. I then ran every thing (hat, ribbon, and sentiment) through my xyron and layered them on the card. Stamped the back with one of the made by stamps from the Image Tree set. Just add a personal note inside and its ready to send.

Cutters Creek Resources
Scor Pal
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels and embossing pad
Glue Dots ½ inch Pop Up Dots
Image Tree Clear Stamp Card Set-Handmade

1 comment:

  1. Chris, this is a simple card that packs a punch. Really great idea for grad thank you's!


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