Blooms & Butterflies Challenge BB-3

The inspiration for this card was spending time with the family watching the fireworks. I tried to create the fireworks on my card.

Firework Popup

Front of card with a gift bag. Depending on the size of the gift bag you make you could add stickers, sidewalk chalk. bubbles or maybe even a box of sparklers or pops (if that’s allowed in your community).

Firework popup inside 1

When you open this card up it pops up. I like cards that move or pop out how about you?

Supplies Used:

Whisper White #100730
Pacific Point #111350
Real Red #102482
Glimmer -Silver #124005 (Stars on Gift Bag)

Ink Pads:
Pacific Point #126951
Real Red #126949

Pacific Point can be purchased with set #131259
Real Red #100052
White Gel Pen #105021

Word Window #119857
Boho Blossoms #119858
1 3/8″ Circle #119860
1″ Circle #119868

Embossing Folder:
Perfect Polka Dot #117335

Die Cuts:
Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts #130099
Dress Form Pop ‘n Cuts #130100

Stamp Sets:
Simply Stars #130892
Perfectly Penned #122892

Tea Lace Paper Dollies #129399 (Gift Bag), Pacific Point 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126878 (Gift Bag), Dazzling Diamonds #102023, Simply Scored #122334 (Gift Bag), Adhesive

I really love using my Pop ‘n cuts die cuts if you haven’t used them before give them a try.


Graduation Card

Here is a Graduation card that I made yesterday for my dear friend who’s son graduated. I hope that this may bring inspiration to you.


Here’s what it looks like when receiving the card:
All Wrapped up

Opening the box:

Card inside box

Opening the card:
Card opened up 2
The round black roll at the bottom of the sentiment is a place to slip in some money. It looks like a little diploma when you have it in there.
Card opened up

You could change the colors around for your school colors. Or even if you didn’t have the stars stamp set wouldn’t it be cute with mini “caps” poking out. I really like cards that move or pop out don’t you? I think it adds to the fun!

If you would like to see a video of how this card was made drop me a comment.

Items used for this project:

Paper: Whisper White #100730,Basic Black #126980, Glimmer Paper-Silver #124005

Ink Pads: Whisper White Craft Ink #101731, Stazon #101406 or you could use the Basic Black #126980

Markers: Basic Black #100082, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021 (these are used to write the year on the tassel and to outline the stars if you wish)

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners #132022(w) or #126257(c), Simply Stars #130889(w)or #130892(c), Sassy Salutations #132070(w) or #126707(c) as a note the Sassy Salutations is at 25% off right now which ends June 30,2013.

Frame Lits and Dies: Bitty Banners #129267, Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts #130099 and Label Pop ‘n Cuts #130160.(I did use a different type but these would work as well.)

Embellishments: 1/4 stitched Grosgrain ribbon Whisper white #126877, Stampin Dimensionals #104430, Snail Adhesive #104332, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Baker’s Twine Whisper White #124262, I did also use a Black mini brad that I had around, but some other options are: Glimmer Brads in array of colors , Mini Brads in Silver #122941 or the Candy Dots in array of colors with Candy Dots Brad Bases #132293

Misc: Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334 (to make the box), Bone Folder #102300, hot glue gun and glue sticks and twist ties or any flexible thin wire and any sentiment you would like.

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