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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Graduation!

Well, the entire state of Texas is soggy.  However, even with as much rain as we've had here in the Fort Worth area with flash floods and damaging winds, we are nowhere near as bad off as the poor people in Wimberley, Houston and portions of Central Texas.  Lakes all around us are overfull, and they have started evacuating people in order to open floodgates, knowing in advance that they would be in danger when this takes place.  It's just so sad, so y'all keep praying for everyone affected!

Since we've had so much "indoor time", I've been super busy behind the scenes working on some fun projects for The Little Blue House that I'll get to share with y'all a little later.  So for now, I have another card that was part of my May 'Fetti Fans class.

I knew I wanted to make a graduation card somehow using the TASSEL Confetti Cuts die from REVERSE CONFETTI.  So I found this fun fold idea online and thought it would be cute to have the square on the front be an entire "mortarboard".  The tassel (totally worth the hassle) was cut using 4 layers each of black and yellow tissue paper (cut all at once with the die--like buttah!) and I simply tied it at the top with the twine and glued it to the center of the hat.  I had to hold the card for the picture because it doesn't lay flat, it kind of wants to pop open even though my folds are really smoothed out.  Once the card is open, it reveals the little sentiment that I stamped using the stars in Delicata Gold and both phrases from the WINNING stamp set.  Looks difficult to make all those score lines and angled cuts, but once you "saw" how it was going to work, it was fairly simple! GO CENTRAL CHARGERS, and HAPPY GRADUATION to all the seniors we know!


SUSIE Q-TIP:  So I haven't made many mistakes in a while...(hahaha!!), but with this card, I did.  I forgot that my ATG gun adhesive is not invisible when used to adhere vellum.  So the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die had to make an appearance and got used on the inside to cover the ugly.  That's all I have to say about that.  I don't want to talk about it.

Stamps:  Winning (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  Black, Crimson, White (American Crafts), Vellum Stars (Confetti, Crate Paper), Tissue Paper
Ink:  Delicata Gold, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories:  Tassel and Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Score Board (Martha Stewart), Star Punch, Silhouette (numbers), Black/White Divine Twine (TCP)


  1. This is a fantastic project! Loooove the tassel and fun interactive card.

  2. Susan sorry that Texas is having such weather issues. It hasn't dampened your creativity at all. This is a fantastic grad card and I love the way you used the fireworks to surround the sentiment!!

  3. This looks fantastic! That tassel really was worth the hassle!


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