Thursday, 2 October 2014

Graduation - all about the hat!

I was recently asked if I could make a graduation card. The only remit was that it should                                    
 "be about the hat"

So armed with my supplies I set about making this cute  pop up mortar board card.

This was actually the first time I had made one of these and I was surprised at how simple it was to make with just some black and some white card, a scoring board and some adhesive.

For my card I opted to use some white cord so that the tassel would stand out. I made the tassel from a piece of scrap black card which I cut with the fringe scissors and rolled. I adhered it with sticky strip (red line tape) I punched a small hole, threaded the cord though and taped it on the back and used a black brad for extra security -  knowing that pretty much everyone who sees it will be tempted to touch the tassel!

On the base I stamped the greeting and the recipients name  but the sender also wanted to include a personal message and the thing with these types of cards is  that unlike a normal open fold card, there often isn't anywhere obvious to write a private with that in mind I printed the message onto vellum and while it was fresh from the printer I added embossing powder and heat embossed it. I then cut it out and rolled it up to form a scroll which I  tied with some gold bakers twine. I fixed a small looped band of black card to the mortar board and slid the rolled scroll inside.... and the end result was a mortar board pop up with a graduation scroll message.

I was happy with the finished card and the customer was delighted too so i thought I would share this one today.

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Super offer stock up and save

Fantastic offer from Stampin'Up with extra discounts across a range of products  with 20% off selected stamps, plus 15% off a whole range of basics like ink pads, A4 cardstock, envelopes and fast fuse adhesive.

Please be aware this is a time limited offer and only runs until 6 October 2014

If you want to take advantage of this offer to stock up and save then please get in touch or go to my online store where you can place an order at any time 24/7.

If you have any questions about this offer or any  products  or promotions or if I can help with anything else please do get in touch
Until next time
take care
Christa   xx