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Friday, May 08, 2020

Witty-Cisms, Graduation Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I SO love using this layout. It's one of my favorite.  Especially when it comes to smaller images.  Though this image with words on the same stamp was not small until I separated the words from it. Then I had the perfect size image for this card.  I was surprised when I saw that this set was not going to be in the new catalog.  This is one of the Million Dollar achiever's set.  Those who sell a million dollars in products get to help design a stamp set and it's in the catalog.  This one made it to the spring mini and I thought for sure it would be in the catalog.  It was short lived for this achiever.  I liked this set because of the baby carriage and the graduation, plus it had a fun retirement one too.  I wonder what will replace it???

Anyway, here's my card and here is how I made it.

My card base is a half-sheet of Pool Party.  I cut the card stock on the 8-1/2" side so this card is folded at the top at 5-1/2" and the opening is at the bottom.

The whisper White piece that is on top of it measures 3-1/2" x 4-5/8".  This piece is taped directly to the top of the card base.

I cut a 3" x 4-1/8" piece of Pool Party card stock and a 2-7/8" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP).  My DSP is from the "Pleased as Punch" 12" x 12" pack.

This part is VERY important.  Add just a little bit of tape about where you think the hole will be punched.  You are adding the tape just to hold the two pieces together so they don't move on you while you punch.  I took my old whale punch, the 1-1/4" one and I dropped the taped piece to the bottom. I eyed each side to see that they were as equal as possible and I punched out the circle. 

Now take the DSP piece and add a piece of copier paper behind it. It is nearly impossible to punch a nice circle without some support behind the DSP.  I used the 1-3/8" circle punch and I lined up the hole from the 1-1/4" punch and punched a small ring from the DSP.  You will now have a pretty circle layer behind the DSP. Make sure you keep the two pieces facing front. If your hole is off a bit, it will show a lot if you had flipped your piece.  Unless you got it perfectly centered.  If you got it perfectly centered than I humbly bow to you!  I am always off by a hair.  Next add snail tape to the DSP and set the DSP on top of the Pool Party card stock, lining up the holes. Refer to the photo.  You want a nice border around the edges and around the circle.  

I took the graduation cap from the "Witty-Cisims" set and I masked off the words. I stamped the image only on a piece of Whisper White card stock that measured somewhere around 2" x 2".  You just want to make sure it's big enough so you can affix it to the back of the circle.

The image is attached to the back of the circle using Dimensionals.

A ribbon is added. If you don't want to add words, you can move the ribbon down and center it between the circle and the edge of the card stock.  I added words to mine, so I masked off the cap and stamped only the words.  I cut them to 1-1/2" x 5/8".  And I cut a scrap piece of Pool Party to measure 1-5/8" x 3/4". I taped those two layers together and set them aside.  To add the ribbon, I just cut it 4" long and taped the ends to the backside. I start out with snail in case I need to move them to make them equal and even.  Then I use Scotch tape to hold them down.  I slipped a piece of ribbon (still on the spool) under the ribbon I taped down and I tied a knot.  I cut the end from the spool and trimmed the ends. I like this kind of bow/knot because you can slide it where you want it.  I slide mine and then I slip a small glue dot under it to make sure it's not going to go anywhere. Though with a tight knot it shouldn't go anywhere anyway!

I added Dimensionals to the back of the DSP layers. Where the image piece is, I added snail tape there and I set the piece in place on top of the Whisper White piece that is already taped onto the card base.

I added the words to the front using Dimensionals.  A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of  Whisper White was added to the inside and the card was done. 

SO darn cute and I just love this layout.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda


1 comment:

Hilda Burton said...

I love this out-of-the-box graduation card, Wanda. I have a niece who will be graduating soon and this will be perfect for her. Thanks for the inspiration. Be well. Enjoy your day!