Monday, May 21, 2012

Way to Go Graduate -My Craft Spot Project

For todays Fantabulous Cricut challenge project click -HERE
I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to be on My Craft Spot design team and share with you my crazy love for creating with paper! 
Each of the 8 design team members will post a project every other week with the option to post on our "off" week if we choose. This happens to be my first "off" week, but I couldn't resist creating a project for this weeks challenge.
Challenge #56
(graduation, new baby, new job etc.)
With my niece graduating this year I wanted to make her a fun card to celebrate her special occasion of graduating High School.  I used her school colors, brown and gold and added designer paper to give it more of a feminine/girly feel.  
I found the tutorial for this graduation shape card on You Tube -HERE, the instructions were very helpful and easy to follow.
The tassel is made from embroidery floss, again found instructions from a You Tube video -HERE again great instructions.
I love to learn new creative ideas (at least new to me) and often find what ever I'm looking for on You Tube... Love that visual learning!

Have you seen the "Tiny Tags" stamp set that Kimberly has for sell at My Craft Spot? It's a great set with sentiments for many occasions, perfect for a small tag as they were designed for... but did you ever think you could use one of those small phrases on card, it can be done and I think it worked out perfect for this card!

Inside view of card, those brown edges fold in when closed and this card fit's perfectly in an A2 size envelope. The cardstock is Chocolate Chip and More Mustard from Stampin' Up!

Added some stitching using my sewing machine.
I used my mounting tape to pop up the sentiment to give it more dimension.

Front view, yep stitched the top of the grad hat.

Bottom of card
Border punch is from Recollections
Designer paper has been retired from Stampin' Up!

 I hope you enjoyed my card and were inspired in some way today, and if you haven't seen the rest of the design team projects for the "Congratulations" challenge, you really need to head over to My Craft Spot and see what they've made... talk about being inspired... such inspiration and talent those gals have shared!  -HERE.


  1. What a fun and unique card! I will go check out that video:) I love the colors and the unique folds:)I am sure your niece will just love it! TFS!!
    Sherrie K

  2. This is another great graduation card, Robin! I love the fun way it opens up. The stitching is fabulous too!

  3. Good Morning! I am a new follower and have joined the challenge! What fun! Your card is very beautiful. I love the colors you have chosen and I am definetly inspired to try this fun fold! TFS!

  4. Awesome card, Robin!! I love how it folds! What a fun card!

  5. Great card! I love that designer paper!

  6. This is such a cool card Robin! I would love to try this technique! The tassle turned out awesome too!

  7. Robin, this is such a fantastic card! The fold is so unique and I adore that tassel. Your niece is going to love this, especially since it's customized with her colors. The stitching is gorgeous, too. So many lovely details. Beautifully done, my friend! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  8. I love this card! The folds are amazing! I will have to try it out!


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