So many graduations this month but I think we've covered them all from both sides of the family. There may still be one more pending, my niece who graduated from UC Santa Barbara.....go Mayra! Today we celebrated my nephew's graduation from high school. What a feeling to have your life just waiting for you and the possibilities are endless. I was lucky enough to have the choice of going to college. Earning my bachelor's degree became the most important thing to me after high school. I had an unrelenting determination to succeed. I selected Accounting as my major. I loved the subject but, let me tell you, it's not an easy subject to study. I became a tax preparer, then an auditor then an accountant and now I'm a manager, I'm so versatile, lol. It goes with my personality, my interests are infinite and my interests become my passions. I'm happiest when I have a gazillion things on my to do list.....I know it's crazy, but I can't help it.
The tutorial today is on a very pretty card that you might want to give to a graduate. It's very easy to make and all you need is two pages of scrapbook paper, 5"X5" envelope, tape, ribbon, eyelets and an eyelet setter.
First, cut a scrapbook paper, plain color into 5"X10" and fold in half. This will be the "greeting card", set it aside for now.
cut a decorative scrapbook paper at 4 3/4"X 8.5" Fold the decorative paper lengthwise at 3" like this:
Next, fold your decorative paper and use your hole punch and punch out a hole in each corner
In the picture above, I'm positioning an eyelet with an eyelet setter on the corner hole I made. You can skip this part if you don't have an eyelet setter. Here's what your pouch will look like:
Do this will all sides and it will look like this on the back:
next, stamp a message on your pouch with a rubber stamp:
and inside the pouch is where you'll place your gift:
In this case, I used a gratitude rubber stamp because it was a thank you card that I made, but you can write congratulations or happy birthday or what ever sentiment that fits your gift. Inside, you can write a special message and insert the whole thing in an envelope. You can find 5"X5" envelopes at office supplies or craft stores. This is definitely one of my favorite cards.
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