Make a spring card base—5.25x10.5 folded in half to make a 5.25 square—my blue paper. I then opened the paper back up and folded the right side underneath to the center. This will allow the base of the card to face the back-side of the spring instead of the front-side. I then followed the rest of the directions on the Splitcoaststampers site.
To finish off my card I cut a square out of yellow and used score tape to put it inside the lid. It was about a 3.5-inch square. The school mascot was traced in inkscape and the vinyl was cut using SCAL3. I added a few words to my niece and then, I cut another 3.5-inch square out of black and made a tassel. (While the school colors are blue and gold, my niece kept telling me she was wearing all black, so….) I attached the tassel by pulling and knotting a thread through the center and then scor taped down on the top of the card. The bottom inside was a 5-inch square that I printed a sentiment from the internet and trimmed to fit inside.