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Celebrate You Card

I’m trying to catch up, I really am!

I was up on Father’s Day on the Crafty Power Blog, and I had splurged and bought a bunch of Unity Stamps to play with. Here’s the post with the details: Celebrate Dad with a Card. Here’s the pic:

Celebrate Dad card

Now stay tuned for tomorrow, I used almost all the same supplies for a different card. No, I’m not being lazy, but we had Spunky’s graduation party this weekend and I had to clear off my crafting area in the dining room, and well, I just had a few supplies within reach.

Also, tomorrow’s post (June 19) is a blog hop, and there will be prizes involved!

Happy Tuesday!

Beth

Supplies:

Graduation Cap and Gown Card that Flips!

My son is graduating from high school this year, and I have graduation on the brain!

Today  on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Blog I posted a Graduation Cap and Gown Card with a cap that flips up revealing a gift card pocket. Here is the tutorial to make it!

Beth Pingry cap and gown graduation card

Start with a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ black cardstock. I prototyped it from white paper, and then wrote the dimensions – these are the fold and cut lines.

Essentially the body is 6.5 x 8.5″. Fold down the center to make a wide card with flaps on both sides. Set aside for now.

Take the cut off piece, which is about 4.5 x 8.5″. Trim to 4.25 x 8.5″, then mark the center with a pencil. Fold the outer corners into the center to make this design:

Then adhere the folds down to make the square. (Hang on, we’ll get to the tassel and brad part.)

Once these are folded in,you have the graduation cap. To make the tassel, cut a strip of paper about 3 x 2″, snip with scissors to make the fringe part. Add MyStik Permanent Strips across the top edge, place embroidery floss into the adhesive, roll tightly. Place a brad at the center of the graduation cap, wrap the floss around it and secure the brad prongs inside the cap so they are under the folds.

Next we have to secure the cap to the card. I used a strip of black cardstock to attach on the underside of the cap and the back side of the card. Then I closed and adhered the flaps on the back side of the card.


From the front side,  you can see the flip strip on the underside of the cap.

From here layer cardstock that coordinates with your school colors.

The center piece should be just wide enough to create a pocket that fits a standard sized gift card. Place 3D Foam Squares around the outside edges of paper to create a pocket. (I placed the gift card on the cardstock and worked around it to make sure it would fit.)

I added a die cut and stamped Congratulations on it. I left room for a personal note or signature from the giver.

The front looked a little bland, so I added the stole to the front, so it looked more like a real gown.

The last (optional) thing is to add a short strip of cardstock inside, to keep the card from collapsing – it will be front-heavy.

Beth Pingry cap and gown graduation card

These are my supplies:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Spellbinders and Core’dinations Blog Swap!

Today is my day for the Spellbinders™ and Core’dinations® Blog Swap!

My card today is cute and easy –

So easy, in fact, that you can make this in one cut/emboss pass using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine!

I took a piece of Core’dinations Black Magic Cardstock and cut the front edge with a Spellbinders Edgeabilities® Classic Petal Edger die and one of the Decorative Inserts from the same set.  At the same time, I cut the Fancy Tags Three  and Labels Twenty dies.  In the embossing step I added a Classic Rectangles LG die to just emboss the frame onto the front of the card, and the rest of the dies embossed in that pass as well.

I stamped ‘Take Time” from the Gina K. Designs The Best Things in Life set on the Fancy Tag, with Clearsnap Colorbox Black Pigment ink. then sanded the embossed areas of all the die cuts, and also around the edges, including the card base.  I love how the colored core shows through!  And Core’dinations cardstock is nice and sturdy, it’s great for die cutting and card making.

A little bit of adhesive from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L, 3D Foam Squares, and the card is done!

Don’t you love how the Spellbinders Edgeabilities dies make the fabulous edge!!

And now for the contest details..

Leave a comment to enter to win a set of Spellbinders Dies!  And be sure to visit Tonya Dirk’s blog today too…and the other Spellbinders designers from Days 1-4, you can find links on this Spellbinders Blog post.  And then hop on over to Core’dinations to see their fabulous creations!

Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders™ die
templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique
triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil
through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand
Calibur® machine and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ die templates cut and
emboss up to 11¾”, taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow
Spellbinders on Facebook , Twitter and the Spellbinders Blog!

Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only sandable cardstock with a
color core. Sand it, tear it, emboss it and so much more! The Core
Essentials line comes in over 160 colors with matching color families. Or
maybe you are looking for something a bit more contrasting like the Black
Magic or Chocolate Box collections. The sandable core will shine through the
unique black and brown colors once it is sanded. Core’dinations has also
teamed up with industry leading companies such as Pink Paislee, BasicGrey,
Graphic 45 and more to create new and unique pre-embossed cardstock that
perfectly accents their patterned papers.

But there is more! Check out Core’dinations website for the new Cardmaker
Series, Kraft-Core and various other wonderful cardstock lines. See them on Facebook too!

Thanks and Good Luck!!

Beth

Blue Vintage Card, and Catching Up

Hey, remember me?  Sorry I’ve been MIA, its been nothing short of crazy this summer.

I have today’s SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L blog post, and this is the card.

I have the easy instructions and more pictures there.

These are the supplies I used:

SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™Black 3D Foam Squares, White 3D Foam Squares, Mystik™ Permanent

Spellbinders™ Paper ArtsLF-132 Grand Rectangles, LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-Three, Grand Calibur™  Die Cutting Machine

Prima Marketing – The Gatsby Collection (Bay)

Crafty Secrets – Creative Scraps (Girlfriends)

GCD Studios – Ella Blue Collection Patterned Papers

WorldWin Papers® – Treasures (Papyrus)

Scor-Pal®– Scoring Tool

Another thing I’ve been working on is the NEW Spellbinders Website!  Have you seen it?

The graphics are gorgeous and it is sooooo much easier to navigate, with a lot more detail and information at your fingertips.  Take a quick tour with this Welcome blog post.

I’ll be back soon, thanks for stopping in today!

Beth

My Idea of Housework on a Card

I have been nothing short of crazy busy lately,  so I apologize for leaving the blog for periods of time.  I swear one day I will catch up…

Anyway I have a tutorial posted on the SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Crafty Power Blog today.  Click on over to see the instructions for “My Idea of Housework”.

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