Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Congrats, Grad

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  And this week it's nice and easy: Anything Goes.  We've been having a downturn in our participation, so hopefully this nice, easy challenge will entice you to play along.  This past weekend there was a graduation party for a young lady in our family.  I had a lot of fun creating this card for her:
 If you have never created one of these box cards, they are really quite easy and fun!  Here is a link to the tutorial I followed.  I started with a deep purple base and then layered it with purple and gold foiled papers for some shine.  And for the numbers, I die cut them once out of black cardstock for stability and a second time out of some gold glitter paper for some sparkle!  then I went to town stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting a bunch of graduation caps so I could place them so it looks like everyone had thrown their caps up in the air.  So fun!!  Making a card like this doesn't leave much room for writing a message, but there is a place on the back, so  I decorated that up as well, and it's also where I wrote a small message.  Here's a photo of the back:
 And here is a picture of it all folded up ready to go in the envelope:
 It also shows the two patterned papers I used.  I wanted one of the caps to sit on top of one of the numbers and I wanted it to be extra special, so I actually stamped two images, cut the flat part (the board) out and adhered it to the first image with a bit of cardboard in between to give it some dimension.  But before I adhered them together, I made my own tassel out of embroidery floss for a fun touch and added it through a hole I poked in the top piece of the cap.  It added such a great touch, I think!
 For the other side, I stamped the diploma image, fussy cut it out and tied a little bow to adhere on top of the ribbon in the image.  It was perfect for using up a tiny scrap of ribbon I had on hand.
 And here's one more picture showing all those caps flying in celebration:
I got the stamps I used on this card last month knowing I was going to make a graduation card for this young lady, but I am sure they are going to get a LOT of use in the coming years as children of lots of friends are approaching graduating age.  If you NEED any of these stamps, I have a 10% off your ENTIRE order code over in my left sidebar.  Head on over to the House Blog to see what the rest of the DT has come up with for this challenge and then get inky and play along.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Class of", "Grad's Cap and Diploma" (I actually cut them apart to make them easier to use the way I wanted), "Dreams take Flight", and "New Arrival" I masked it so I could use only the "congratulations"
Dies: PTI "By The Numbers"

Craft-Dee Bow Z--anything goes with handmade bow (It's tiny but the bow on the diploma was tied by hand)
Scor-pal #38--ribbon, lace, trim (ribbon on the bow and embroidery floss maybe counts as trim?)
Cards Galore--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
The Paper Nest Dolls #6--anything goes
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #11--anything goes
Dies R Us #75--celebrations
A Bit More Time To Craft #46--anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs--sparkle or shine
Creative Fingers--anything goes
Cardz TV #4--anything goes
Sweet Stampin--lots of layers


Fabiola said...

Superbe, vraiment chouette! Biz

Donna said...

Such a fabulous idea for a graduation card, great details, I am sure she was thrilled with this!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Wow Heather this is probably one of the cutest box cards I have ever seen! Seriously! This is so so cute!!! I love all the graduation hats popped up everywhere.. looks like when the students throw up their hats once commencement is over and they are graduates! Love the colors and the papers you used, so very pretty!!! Nice job hon!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love it!! I cannot believe this was your first box - it is perfection. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Laurie Unger said...

Wow - one of these days I'm going to attempt to make one of these. I have a feeling I will have to do it several times to get it right. You nailed it in one!

Patti J said...

What a great box card! Love this! I will definitely case this one next time I need a grad card! Thanks for sharing!

Lyndas Crafty Hall said...

Brilliant box card. So sparkly and fun!Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Good luck
DT Lynda x

Kuni said...

What a stunning Box, great details.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

crafty-stamper said...

Great box card love the flying caps-Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
Carol DT x

Daniela said...

Eine tolle Box. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
Liebe Grüße, Daniela