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June 27, 2010

Hand Made Flower Greeting Card

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.

Next, you will make the "pouch" where you can place a special something inside it.  A tea bag, a gift card, movie tickets...etc...
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:
 Now we will embellish the pouch.  Get some pieces of ribbon and pull through your eyelets, like this:

 Use tape on the back, don't worry if it doesn't look pretty, no one will ever see this side:

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:
Your embellished pouch will look like this: notice how it looks on top of the "greeting card" you made earlier.   

and inside the pouch is where you'll place your gift:
Add some glue or double sided tape to the back of your pouch to attach it to your "greeting card":
 And here's what the finished card looks like. I placed gift tags inside.  To see how I made the gift cards, go here

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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  1. Oh--I just love this!!! Once again, a truly HAPPY piece--I love that about your art--it is so joyful!

  2. What a great idea! We live quite far from home so gift cards are a popular gift, and I'm always looking for creative ideas for gift card holders!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following yours! Have a great week!

  3. Very cute! I love that the flowers embellish the card and can be taken off to be used separately. Nice!

  4. Wow, those are beautiful! Love the felt flowers you used!

  5. LOVE these! I adore hand made cards.. but for some reason Ive never gotten into making them. I just might have to after seeing yours! So inspiring! :)

    Thanks for stopping my blogs today! :) Thanks for the compliments! Im glad you also found the blog I do with my sisters! :) We are just starting out on that one! :)

  6. wonderful idea!
    I like different types of cards but never tried to do one myself!
    One of these days I may have to give it a try!!



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