Use leftover pieces from a graduation-themed scrapbook kit to create cards or photo gifts for your favorite grads. This card design would make a fun mini album cover, too!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Starburst Metallic, Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select White
Me & My BIG Ideas Graduation mambiKIT
Therm O Web Gold Glitter Dust Photo Corners
Papertrey Ink For The Graduate Clear Stamp Set
Ink Pads: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot, Tsukineko Memento Paris Dusk
Therm O Web XL Permanent Tape Runner
paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, scoring tool, sponge dauber
Make 5”x5-1/2” Starburst Metallic side-fold card.
Cut patterned paper slightly smaller than card front.
Use Paris Dusk ink to stamp “Class of 2013” onto White cardstock; see Tip at end of instructions. Trim stamped image to width of paper; adhere strip. Sponge panel edges with Black Soot ink. Adhere panel to card.
Adhere “Congratulations” sticker to card as shown. Trim glittered photo corner to fit end of sticker, creating arrow shape. Adhere chipboard stars and graduation cap stickers as shown.
Stamp numbers individually to make them fit within brackets, and use school colors for background cardstock and stamping. Most papers in kit are neutral and will work with any school colors.
Create this elegant, embossed greeting to express graduation or wedding wishes.
Cream embroidery floss
Sizzix BIGkick or Big Shot Die-Cutting System or Texture Boutique Embossing System
Sizzix Textured Impressions Doily & Lace Embossing Folder Set
Stampin’ Up! Heard from the Heart Stamp Set
Ink pads: dark brown, aqua, metallic gold
paper trimmer, scissors, craft knife, ruler, pencil, stamp cleaner
Make 5-1/2”x4-1/4” white top-fold card; set aside.
Cut 3”x4-1/4” white cardstock panel.
Using metallic gold ink, ink recessed side of Lace embossing folder. Carefully place cardstock panel cut in Step 2 onto inked surface. Close folder and follow manufacturer’s instructions to run folder through machine; remove cardstock and let dry. Immediately clean embossing folder with stamp cleaner.
Ink brayer with aqua ink; gently roll brayer over raised surface on cardstock panel and let dry. Clean brayer.
Adhere embossed panel to card ½” from left edge.
Stamp dark brown sentiment onto white cardstock. Trim sentiment to 5” long and adhere to card, aligning right edges.
Cut tiny slit in card fold 1” from left edge using craft knife. Insert embroidery floss through hole and wrap around card twice, running floss through button; cut and adhere end inside card.
For another look, emboss pearlescent white cardstock panel and adhere to card base for tone-on-tone texture.
Welcome to the Crafts ‘n things Blog. Before we get started with the project today, it is time to announce the winners of the two $25 Inspired by Stamping Gift Cards!
The two winners as selected by Random.org are Emerald Perez and Barbara MacAskill! Thank you to everyone for all your kind comments. Emerald and Barbara, please contact Joanna (firstname.lastname@example.org) to claim your prize!
As we get closer to May and June, many of us are sure to need gifts for the ladies in our lives. We may need a Mother’s Day gift, a wedding shower gift, or a graduation gift.
I made a card with a removable bookmark tag, but you can also add a gift card! The recipient can remove the gift card from the tag and still use the bookmark!
Tuck the bookmark and gift card into a decorated library card pocket.
Use stamped sentiments in a reading theme and attach a gift card to a local book store to the book mark. If you have a friend or sister who loves tea or coffee, use tea-themed stamps and tuck a gift card to a local tea or coffee shop into the pocket.
Here is a look at the inside of the card where I stamped a reading-themed sentiment.
Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee, Neenah Natural White
Designer paper: Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary Collection 8″x8″ Paper: Garden Stroll, Moment in Time, Fashion Plates, Ageless Beauty
Simple Stories Odds and Ends Memorabilia Pocket
Prima Fairy Belle Collection Flowers
My Favorite Things Well Read Stamp Set
Clearsnap ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades Dark Cashmere Antiquing Ink Pad
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System
My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax Die