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April 27, 2012

Graduation is on it's way!

This is Jeannie with Nonnasscraps and I am so excited to be visiting with BugBytes again! Thanks for having me, Pam! Come visit me really soon.

It doesn't seem possible that graduation is just around the corner! Time to get cards for those special young men and women ready!

Slider Card by Lenae of SugerGems (check here)
My Thoughts Exactly Stamps More Mini Thoughts (check here)
Lettering Delights digital papers: Pencil Me In, School Time
Graduation Cap cutting file
Embroidery Floss
1/4" brad
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Assorted Glue, pop dots
Software that uses SVG or MTC files
1 1/2" x 2" scrap card stock

  • Download and open the slider card file in your software. In MTC, texturize (fill) the shapes with the chosen digital paper. (If your software does not allow you to do this, simply print the paper on your home print and cut as you would any paper.)
  • Cut the card parts and assemble according to Lenae's directions. 
  • Create the tassel:
    • Cut a length of embroidery floss 6". Center and place across the 2" width of the card stock.

    • Begin wrapping the floss around the 1 1/2" width of the cardstock, over the 6" length. Wrap approximately 16 times. 

    • Tie the 6" piece of floss at the top of the wrap as shown:


    • Opposite the tie, insert scissors between the floss and the cardstock. Cut through the floss at the lower edge of the cardstock.

    • Cut a second 6" of embroidery floss. 
    • Bring all layers of floss together. Approximately 3/8" away from the first knot, Center and tie the second 6" of floss. Wrap the remaining floss in opposite directions around the tassel. 


    • With enough left to tie another knot, bring the floss to one side from opposite direction. Tie a tight knot, securing the strands of the tassel. 


    • Trim the ends. Voila!


  • Download the Graduation cap file here:
    • SVG file
    • MTC file
    • Color the file as you would for school colors. Glue the two base layers together. Insert the streamer of the tassel in the hole, tape a 1/2" section to the back of the hat. Insert the brad through the hole. 
  •  Stamp the inside layer with the My Thoughts Exactly stamps! 

I Love this card and I know that you will, too!

7 comments :

LisaB said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Love the card

SugarGem said...

Oh my goodness how amazing is this? I love it. Your tassel is fantastic. Lenae

dane said...

vraiment génial!! c' est sympa !! biz dane

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great little card and you are right it is around the corner... I may have to scraplift this awesome card! TFS

Pam said...

This is awesome and so useful as I needed ideas for my son's graduation card too. TFS

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Love the way you did the tassel.

Audrey Frelx said...

What a wonderful card, Jeannie!!! And thanks for the tutorial, and for the tassel making!

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