Hi Stampers! I'm really excited about today's card. A long time ago I had a template for a graduation cap that also was a gift card holder. It involved a lot of tracing and cutting. I went to find it this year and then decided I really didn't feel like tracing and cutting. After all, that's why I own a big shot! LOL
So, here's one of the cards we'll be making in the Graduation Celebration class on 4/27 (evening) and 4/28 (morning). See the full details on the Classes page. Also, I had a request to offer this on a weekend. Let me know if you'd prefer that and I'll add another session. But let me know soon so I can order supplies!
The front uses the Square Scallop Bigz Clear die. I think it makes a fun cap shape. I used a 5/8" jumbo brad and grosgrain ribbon for the tassle. I was very happy when I asked my daughter if she knew what it was supposed to be and (after looking at me as if I was asking a trick question) answered a graduation cap. Always good to make sure someone else is seeing the same thing I am :)
Here's the inside of the card. I chose to make the back straight and a little smaller. It seemed more like the cap part that way (not that I made it 3-d, but once I think of something like that, I've got to go with it). I scored the back piece of card stock at 3/8" and folded it to make a hinge (I guess that's the best word for it). Then I ran SNAIL adhesive along the hinge part and attached it to the scallop square so that when you open the card you don't see the hinge. The gift card is in no way an advertisement. It just happens to be one I had on hand for demonstration purposes.
I added a little bonus message when the card is removed. I was thinking something like, "Imagine the possibilities that await you now that you've graduated." My teenage daughter thought this, "Imagine the possiblities that you can spend this gift card on." LOL Either way, it works and I kind of like the double meaning.
The two top messages are from Word Play, a set with lots of good, unique sentiments. Congratulations comes from the hostess set in the Occasions Mini Catalog, Something to Celebrate and Happy Graduation is from that extremely useful set, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Hope you enjoyed today's card. Contact me to register for the Graduation Celebration class to make one of your own.
Sue Root, Stampin' Up Demonstrator