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Congratulations with Butterflies

I created this graduation card with the Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits.  I first created the watercolor background on watercolor paper with Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette.  I first wet watercolor paper and used a brush to add spots of the different colors then kept spritzing with water to run the colors.  After drying with the heat tool i die cut the butterflies using the Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits dies.

The Whisper White card stock was embossed with the Softly Falling textured embossing folder.  I used a small brush to splatter Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette to the background.

The sentiment was stamped using the Thoughtful Banners and the Duet Banner punch.  I added sparkle to the card with Basic Rhinestones.

Stampin Up Cogratulation Butterflies cardBe inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and upload your project.

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Congratulations with Butterflies

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50 W

Stamp Sets:  Thoughtful Banners

Paper:  Card stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor paper

Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette

Accessories:  Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits, Duet Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Paint brush, Heat Tool, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder



Clever Graduation Cap Gift Card Holder

One of the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the Success magazine which is sent to us monthly full of ideas, business tips and techniques.  This month there was a very clever graduation cap gift holder.  Here’s the template for the top and the bottom.

Here are the instructions found in the magazine and edited to coordinate with the project I made.

  1. Trace and cut the following from Basic Black Card Stock: one top piece and two bottom pieces.
  2. Emboss one bottom piece using the Big Shot and the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Adhere the left, bottom, and right sides of the embossed card stock to the matching Basic Black piece to create a pocket for the gift card.
  3. Cut four 4-inch x 1-inch strips of Silver Card Stock.  Punch the edges of the Silver Card Stock using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch. Adhere a 2-1/8″ portion of the punched piece to the bottom of the Very Vanilla greeting and secure both pieces to the top of the bottom piece.
  4. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 1/2″ strip of Silver Card Stock. Stamp “Congratulations” on the card stock in Cherry Cobbler ink.  (optional – I heat embossed with Iridescent Ice).  Adhere the strip to the cap as shown on the card and trim the excess card stock.
  5. Make a tassel and wrap  around the prongs of a Glitter Brad. Attach the brad to the center of the cap.
  6. Attach the top of the hat to the bottom of the hat using a Silver Brad.

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Graduation Cap Gift card holder

Size:  6.00″ W x .50″ H

Stamp sets:  Delightful Dozen

Paper: Basic Black, non Stampin’ Up! silver card stock

Inkjet:  Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  silver brad, glitter brad, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch, Stripes Textured Embossing Folder, silver ribbon to make tassel

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