Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Graduation, Hal

              Two of our grandkids graduate this month.      They are brother and sister - fortunately, the ceremonies are a week apart - easier for the parents!  Unfortunately, hubbys severe back pain is preventing any travel, so we will miss the big events.
I recently saw an example of what I call a double fold card - I am sure it has a name.  Both the designer and name of the card escape me, but I wanted to try it.  I think it makes for a great special occasion card and also one that allows a few extra elements - when I do graduation cards I like t include some pertinent images!  In this case - the name, the year, a college logo   - this is the Jayhawk from the Univ. of Kansas for those not from around here!  Hal has been accepted at a vet school - hence the vet (dearie Dolls) and a scientific (!) magnifying glass sticker.  I added  a bit of Designer paper with   appropriate words, and a computer generated verse.  The almost invisible graduate is from Dearie Dolls.
This was put in the mail earlier today, and I have no other photos of the process.  The base started as 4.5x11.  At the right, I made a mountain fold at about 1.75.  I then folded from the left, to meet the fold line at the right.  the left hand section was then folded at the half way point with a mountain fold. (The section with the vet and magnifying glass fold under the section with his name (left photo)  When closed, it covers half of the inner part.  the embossed panel folds back and is behind the main panel when closed)  The advantage is that it stands easily as a display card - and looks a bit more impressive than a regular card.  Sorry I am not good at directions or photos..   
Embossing:   Pink Gem
Masculine:    Inspiration Destination
Any:   House that Stamps Built
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Kathleen said...

Super Graduation card for your Grandson, great design.
Thank you for joining our 'Embossing' challenge this week at Allsorts.


Teresa Kline said...

super sweet card, fun design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Patti J said...

Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built! Your cards will be appreciated and treasured. Very cute, and so clever! Congratulations on both graduates, and Hope your hubby feels better soon!

Heather said...

How fun!! Your personalization is perfect and will be so appreciated by your grandson. Love how the fold opens to reveal some extra images. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Mervi said...

Fabulous cards, congrats to you too.
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m