Monday, May 9, 2022

Fun Fold Interactive Stampin' Up! Graduation Card

Creating an interactive, fun-fold, handmade, Stampin' Up! Graduation card was in my heart as we are celebrating our son's High School Graduation.  Homeschooling our youngest four kids, for the past six years, has been an amazing journey that resulted in the culmination of my son and his friend's graduation this past Saturday.  I actually mulled and prayed over what to create for Sal and his friends... coming up with this fun fold hand stamped card that is surprisingly easy, if you note the few tips to make it all come together.
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Create a Fun Fold Interactive Stampin' Up! Graduation Card in this Video Tutorial.

I hope that you enjoyed this Video

I wanted to go a bit over the top with a hand stamped card that wow'd the young men and women who humble and wow us parents.
Creating this is easier than you would think!
Basic Black card stock:
~ Score at 2-1/8" and 2-1/4" on either side from the edge.
~  Cut at 5-1/2"
~ 3" Square
~ 4" Square - scored on one side at 1-1/2" and 1/4" from the other side.
~ Basic White Thick Card Stock 4"x 10-1/2", scored at 5-1/4"
~  Stamping the Basic White card base with Jet Black Stazon ink and the Celebrating You stamp set on the front and inside of the card.
~  Using the Bone Folder to Firmly Impress the flaps of the black card and white card.
~  Impressing in BOTH Directions on the two folds of the 4" square.
~  Apply the 1-1/2" side of the Basic Black 4" square to the top of the center of the black card with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
~  A THIN line of the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive on the 1/4" flap to the center of the 3" square across the middle to create the Cap.
~  Punching the Starlit punch in Basic Black and apply to the center of the cap with Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive.
~  Tie the Simply Elegant Gold Twine to Create the 'tassel' (see the video for my suggestions).
~  Accent with the Metallic Pearls (or these Brushed Metal accent suggestions).
Motherhood is simply amazing and a blessing.
From my first born and only son to a man and graduate... 
what a gift it all is.
I am grateful for the opportunity to homeschool and find a community to do it together. (Let me know if you have any questions on this!)

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