Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Graduation Time for the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge

Since June is known for graduations, I figured it is a good time to use the mini graduation stamps.  The talented Janiel is our hostess this month and has challenged us to use only mini Magnolia's on our projects for the Magnolia-licious Highlites DT Challenge.

This is the inside of the graduation hat card and gift holder.  Simple and plain, but does the trick.  Money or a gift card can be tucked into the pocket on the bottom.

I've used Mini #295 Graduation Tilda, Mini #705 Dreams and Goals and Mini #701 Congratulations! which you will find at the outstanding store of Diana....Magnolia-licious.

Have also used Spellbinders dies and some gold star stickers.  Tilda is watercolored with Distress Inks.


 This is the front of the card.  I colored a silver brad with a navy blue alcohol marker to get the right color and added a gold tassel.
 
These two photos show how the card collapses to become flat.  No 3D flowers on this one!!!

I'm sorry, I did not mark down where I originally got the idea.  Probably Splitcoast Stampers, but here is a diagram of how the card is made.  
The bottom layer is made by overlapping and adhering the two pieces on either side of the cut line.  The back panel piece is only adhered onto the upper triangle piece.  The Scor-Pal is ideal for making these score lines.

Hope you will join the challenge of using only Mini Magnolia's on your project and link it HERE at the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog.  You can also check out what fabulous prize you could win!

Enjoy every day!
Patti Jo

22 comments:

Julia Sáddi said...

I will surely give it a try! Love the card design and the proposal.
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

Maria said...

WOW ~ This is fantastic and what a wonderful idea! Just perfect for the grad. Hugs, Maria

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what a great idea pj, beautiful card/ hat.

greetings karin

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Patti Jo!
What a great design for a card.
Very clever making the card like the graduation hat with the gold tassel.
Your coloring looks great too.
Excellent job my dear friend.
Hugs Maz

Mutzy Mia said...

Darling card! What a great idea to make a special graduation card. Thanks for sharing all the instructions. I'm going to have to give this a try.

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Patti Jo
Such an amazing idea for a grad card... I love it!!

Karen x

*Vicki* said...

This is so awesome!! I love your clever grad project here!! Thanks so much for sharing the project deets too!! LOVE THIS!! ;)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Great card! : )

Rene said...

Isn't this fantastic?!?! What a great idea! Beautiful coloring as always!
Rene :D

Christina C. said...

Totally stunning card design!!!!! Fabulous graduation card!

Cheryl said...

this is so very clever, Patti Jo! I love how real the grad cap looks! Great coloring and presentation of that all important financial gift!

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Amazing fold on that card, and love the whole idea of it, very clever!!
Love Jenni xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous card, Patti Jo! It's perfect for the graduate. Very sophisticated!! Thanks for the instructions on how to make them!
hugs!

Peggie said...

Super card. I may be stealing this idea.

Chris said...

Holey moley, this card has the WOW factor, for sure! It is just such a fun card! It looks so neat that any young adult would love getting it!

XO,
Chris

Iulia said...

Gorgeous card! Great layout! Thanks for sharing the card template! This is something I really must do some day!
Hugs, Iulia

Crafts2do4fun said...

What a lovely card, so fitting to make the shape into a grad hat, you are so clever.Super nice job as always.

Angela said...

What a great card fold this is! Thanks for providing us instructions! Beautiful design and image! Love it! hugs, Angela

Norma said...

Patti-Jo, this is a brilliant idea. I like the combination of the hat/card and gift card holder. Love your design—I think it’s perfect for graduation. Very elegant looking (graduation is serious…no frilly stuff…we mean business here!,,,LOL). Anyway, you did a terrific job on this. My nieces graduate next year, so I will keep this in mind. TSF.
Hugs,
Norma

PS. Looks like this is a busy week for you with your classes. Are you enjoying teaching?

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous folds and beautiful graduation card Patti Jo. Bravo creation! Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Wonderful Idea! My son will be graduated next September... may I borrow your idea?

Monia said...

WOW! Great idea! I love it :)

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