Sunday, May 29, 2011

Graduation Gift Card Holder Throwback Thursday Challenge

I needed to make a graduation card for my friend's son who is graduating this next Saturday.  I wanted it to be super nice as she is an avid scrapbooker and this card will almost certainly become a lasting part of his senior scrapbook.  Also, he is one of six valedictorians with a 4 pt GPA.  We are so proud of him!  Here is my card.  I hope you are inspired by it.  I got inspiration from craftingwithkatie.com when she showed a video on how to make a coffee mug gift card holder using the Cheerful Seasons cricut cartridge.   Here is my version. 
For my card I used my Gypsy, Wrap It Up, Plantin Schoolbook and Just Because Cards Cartridges.  I took the graduation cap and scroll from Wrap It Up.  The owl is cut from Just Because Cards and Plantin Schoolbook was used to weld a rectangle to the base of the graduation cap to make the gift card holder portion of the card.  The owl is cut at 10.30 inches (all layers except shadow which is cut at 10.05), the graduation hat at 2.8 inches and the scroll at 1 inch.
 The graduation hat is designed to pull out from behind the shadow layer of the owl which is attached on either side and bottom to the card base with pop dots to allow enough space for the gift card to slide easily.

 To the base of the graduation hat, I welded a rectangle 2.42 inches wide by 6 inches in height to form the base for the gift card, then cut the remaining layers.  I didn't want to use the tassle which is attached to the grad hat, so I cut it off with scissors to allow for a tassle made from baker's twine.  The base of the card is two owl shadows cut at 10.05 inches with two grad caps cut at the 2.8 inches, with the left hand side flipped, then the two images welded together.  The inside Congratulations sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the other is from My Creative Time's My Favorite Sayings stamp set.  I think it goes perfectly!

All cardstock used is from Stampin' Up and colors are certainly celery (discontinued), daffodil delight, really rust, black, more mustard, night of navy and very vanilla.  Googlie eyes are some I picked up at JoAnn's.  I think they are very cute with the eyelashes!  I also used an SU shimmer brad for the button on the top of the cap.

4 comments:

VICTORIA said...

I love the gift card holder great job. Victoria :) Good luck with the challenge.

Kate said...

So Adorable, Great Job:} Thank you for joining us at Emma's Throwback Challenge.

Hugs
Kate

Cindy said...

Your card is soo sweet!SUPER job girl :)

Glora said...

This is such a fun and interactive card. I LOVE it, what a fabulous idea. Hugs- Glora