Handmade Z Fold Graduation Card

Z Fold Graduation CardToday I am sharing a handmade Z Fold Graduation card that I made for my daughter this past weekend!  

I am so proud of my baby girl (now 21).  She graduated with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Sacred Heart University on Sunday.  She has been accepted into a Masters Program at Case Western Reserve so is moving to Cleveland, Ohio at the end of the summer…  Eventually she wants to go to Medical school.  Anyway, back to the card.

I choose the colors of Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry since Sacred Heart’s colors are dark red and yellow – along with gray. 
This card uses the Stampin’ Up!’s Birthday Blast stamp set with the Star Blast Edgelit dies.  But hurry and get your copy of this set. This set is retiring and will be gone at the end of May!  I also used the Star framelits to cut out extra stars.  The numbers are cut out with with the Large Number Framelits.
Handmade Z Fold Graduation Card
The Star Blast framelit was used to cut out an applique from Gold Glimmer paper and also from Red Glimmer paper.

So to make this card:
The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 7 3/4″.  Fold the base into a Z shape.  Each panel of the Z is layered with Crushed Curry cardstock.  The front cross-panel is a 1″ x 11″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 7 3/4″.  I then layered a 7/8″ x 11 inch piece of crushed curry card stock over this piece.  Fold it in the opposite direction of the card.  So the long side is matched up with the short side of the card.

Want more detailed instructions on making a Z fold card?  Check out this video that i recorded earlier this year on how to make a Z Fold Card.  

Here are the supplies that I used for this card.
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Happy Stamping!


Handmade Graduation Cards

grad chocolatesToday I am sharing a couple of handmade graduation cards that I have made over the past week.  Where does time go??  We have now been in our house for 24 years.  My two kids grew up with other families in our neighborhood.  Well today – 3 of the other kids are graduating.  One from high school and two from college.   So we are having a neighborhood party today.
The chocolate graduation caps are made with peanut butter cups and a square of choclate.  What a cut idea that I found on Pinterest.

I made the first Graduation card with the BYOP Stamp set and Night of Navy Cardstock and ink.  The piece of Whisper White cardstock is embossed with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  I also embossed a one inch piece of Metallic Silver cardstock with the same embossing folder.grad-1w  I love the elegant look that this embossing folder adds to a card.  The ribbon is a piece of midnight muse ribbon that I had laying around.  A great way to use up scraps!

This second card is a variation that I made for a couple of my tennis kids that are graduating from NotNDA grad2_wre Dame Academy, a local high school.  These are the type of cards that I sell on my Etsy Store.  I like to personal a graduation card with the school logo so did not use the Stylish Stripes embossing folder on this card.  I also added a layer of Crushed curry cardstock to represent NDA colors which are Navy and Gold.
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On the inside of the card I used the Bravo stamp set which is a great all occasion stamp set for sentiments.

The stars are cut from the Stars framelits using Dazzling Details Glitter Paper, Night of Navy Cardstock and Crushed Curry Cardstock.

NDA grad3So which do you like better??

Enjoy your day!

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Graduation Card and Weekly specials

MSC-grad-wToday  I am sharing a Graduation card with you that I designed for the Stamping New England Design team and I shared with my Stamper’s Club last week.

This is one of my favorite cards from our May class which included Masculine and Graduation cards.   This card uses the Bravo Stamp set and the Adventure Bound Designer paper stack from the Occasions catalog.

One of the great advantages of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers (DSP) is they are double sided and all of the colors coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s colors.

Like these ideas?  Interested in receiving a FREE papercrafting Class each month in your email box?  Then check out joining my Stamper’s Club.  For a purchase of $35 per month, you will receive a full detailed PDF with instructions for 5 or 6 projects for the month.  Many of the Class files include links to a technique video that shows you exactly how to do a specific technique that I am using that month.

Another benefit to joining my Stamper’s Club is the Design Team.  You have access to designs from 5 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who are all very experienced stampers!  I love that since we each have a different style and that gives me access to a greater variety of projects.  Check out more on my Stamper’s Club HERE.

The new catalog is coming out next week!  This is a great time to join my Stamper’s Club and receive FREE Classes while building up your supplies of new goodies from the new catalog!

Have a great Stamping Day!
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Weekly Specials – May 26th to June 1st