Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Congrats 2014 Grad!

Two cards in 3 days? Look at me go! :) It feels so good to be getting back to some crafting lately! I had a graduation party to attend over the weekend for a lovely young lady, and wanted to make her a special card. I used the dies from the PTI Shakers & Sprinkles kit, using some seed beads that were similar to the school colors as well as some of the silver star sequins from the kit to fill the shaker box. I tried to match the school colors, sort of a burgundy and gold, using Scarlet Jewel and Summer Sunrise as my color scheme.

The card is 5x7 to accommodate the inside money-holder pocket, and I didn't like how the focal point panel looked centered on the card from, so adding the letters to the right side was my solution. I think it looks much better and the card feels more balanced! The "2014" and the letters for "GRAD" are both Bookprint Alpha Dies (numbers and letters).

Now to the inside, which was almost as much fun as the outside! I put the sentiment on the "top" inside panel. My plan was just to stamp it on the white base, but due to stamper error ;) that did not work out so well. Needing to cover up the mistake, I did this:

And finally, the money-holder at the bottom. I love the PTI zipper die for this kind of thing - so fun! When I cut the original card base, I cut it 11"x7", and scored at 5" and 10" so I had a 1" edge turned up on the inside. Then I created the zipper panel and adhered it to that edge. Put my monetary gift behind it, and adhere the top edge and about halfway up the side edges (so it holds, but will be easy to get open and retrieve the loot! :).

Here's one more look at an angle that really shows the dimension of the shaker box.

I would definitely do this card design again. I hope the graduate liked it! Thanks for stopping by!


Jennifer K said...

Well, this is entirely too much fun on one card! Shakers and zippers! You did an awesome job with it and I'm sure the recipient loved it!!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Wow! There's so much going on, but it's executed perfectly, Debbie! FABULOUS card! Such a fun thing to receive! I just love it!

Marybeth said...

I love your cards! So happy to see you post . Great grad shaker card.