As difficult as it is for me to believe, my baby sister is going to be a proud graduate of Michigan State University this May. I'm very proud of her, which is hard for me to say as a University of Michigan alum myself. ;)
I wanted to make her a congratulations card, so I decided to challenge myself and pull out my Wild Cards cartridge. I think it would have been really easy for me to make a card with 3 Birds on Parade using my usual A2 size template, but I want to get use out of this Wild Card cartridge. It's full of great things!
I started by cutting the envelope- sorry, no pictures- at Fit to Page on my Expression. It came out at 7 1/2 inches. I used my bone folder to put it together and it was done! I decided to cut my card just slightly smaller, at 7 1/4, to make sure there was no problem fitting in the envelope. I cut the card in green, as it's the color I imagine that her cap will be. I cut the tassel in white, after some detective work on the internet to find out what color tassel her school uses. It's hard to see on the picture, but I made a little circle out of green stickles where the tassel connects to the hat. It's not perfect, and I may go around it with a gel pen or something before the day comes. I wish I had some brads- never fear, they're on my wish list! I used my home-made green bakers twine to dress up the tassel a little.
Here's the inside of the card. I used the "Class of" phrase that's on the same button as the graduation cap. Then I cut the "2012" from the alphabet. Word to the wise: If you're cutting a phrase, keep the size at the same as the card (here, 7 1/4) to get it to fit. However, if you switch to the alphabet, it WILL cut the numbers 7 1/4 inches tall. I switched to 2 inches. The numbers still didn't come out the same size because I forgot to turn on Real Dial Size button. I kind of think it looks cute though.