Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Preparation for Pomp and Circumstance

I am going to get spoiled -- two weeks ago, Donna Weibel sent me a detailed supply list and step-by-step instructions for her Make It/Take It in our store. This week, Connie Vogt sent me a detailed supply list, step-by-step instructions, AND pictures! So that will explain the lack of hands in the pictures -- I wasn't shooting the pictures over someone's shoulder. The only photo credit I get is the shot of Connie working with a student this morning.

Here's where we're headed -- a handy dandy graduation card, complete with handmade tassel.

Supply list:
- Black cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (fold in half to make an A-2 card)
- White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
- Scraps of black and gold cardstock
- Black inkpad
- Spellbinders "Stars" Nestabilities dies
- Cuttlebug "Congratulations" embossing folder
- Diecutting machine (Cuttlebug or Wizard)
- Black pearl cotton or thin yarn
- Scrap piece of cardboard
- Dimensional tape
- Glue or double-stick tape

Emboss the "Congratulations" folder on the white cardstock (all of the words are fine).

Use two Nestabilities dies to cut a larger star from the black cardstock and a smaller star from the gold cardstock.

Place the gold star in the "Congratulations" folder, aligning it with the "You Did It" phrase, and emboss the star.

Highlight the embossed words with the black inkpad.

Make the tassel by wrapping cording or thin yard around a piece of cardboard with a notch cut out. Slip a piece of cording through the top of the loops and tie a knot, Slip another piece of cording around the looped cording about 1/2" below the top of the loops (through the notched area, and tie securely. Then remove everything from the cardboard and trim off the bottom evenly. (Or you can be like me and pick up a black bookmark tassel that's ready to use!)

To complete the card, adhere the white panel to the card front, then layer the gold star on the black star. Wrap the tassel around the back of the stars and adhere the entire piece to the card front using dimensional tape.

Good thing Connie sent me everything in advance -- it was a rainy day in Dayton and the classroom was full all morning . . .

1 comment:

  1. This card is perfect. I have several graduation cards that I need and I have all these supplies.

    Thanks for posting this.