Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Great News, WOYWW #103, WOTT #7 and Got Graduation?

First the news: I got a complimentary copy of the soon-to-be-released (June 1st) Take Ten magazine in the mail today.... which means that I'm being published in there! I submitted a few cards so it was fun combing through to find which ones made it in. I found three. They're on pages 19, 45 and 46 and one of them made it onto the Second Take section on page 125. Wow, this made my day! Since Stampington allows you to post the cards you submit on your own blog, you can find these cards in previous posts, here, here and here.

Now, welcome to What's on Your Workspace Wednesday (WOYWW) and What's on Tap Tuesday (WOTT) where we share our current projects and the desks we create them on. (Welcome also to the Simply Scrapping Crafts blog hoppers!)

Here's my desk. Hovering on both peripheries are pieces of the card I'll post on Thursday. I have a lot of aunts with birthdays this month, so there will be a number of birthday cards to showcase in the coming days. The central focus of the desk, today though, is a graduation card that I'd like to step you through, just in case you might need a card like this soon.


Here are the steps to make the card:

Step #1: Cut an 8"x 8" square from black cardstock. Score it at the 4" mark both horizontally and vertically so that you have a grid of 4 - 4" squares. Next, score one diagonal line down the middle of the square.



Step #2: Fold down the horizontal, open, fold down the vertical, then reopen, turn the square upside down and fold down the diagonal.



Step #3: Open the square and turn it over so that the diagonal fold forms a mountain facing you. If you now use a finger to push down on the center point where all the lines meet, the diagonal fold will pop into two mountains on either side of the center. Take a hold of the outer edges of the two mountains and pull them toward you. The result should be a card that has folded into a 4"x 4" square. You've just made your graduation cap. (I believe it's called a mortarboard?)



Step #4: Now for the tassel. You can customize your tassel by using a floss color that matches one of your graduate's school colors. My sample is blue. Tassels are made by wrapping floss around a small square board, slipping a thread through the loop, removing the board and wrapping another thread around and tying it in place. Snip through the opposite end of the loops and you have a tassel. Attach it to the center of the card by wrapping around a brad.



Step #5: Cut two 3"x 3" squares of white cardstock and place one on inside of card to cover the back of the brad and the other in the square opposite it. Your card base will be a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" panel of black cardstock with a 4"x 5-1/4" panel of white cardstock adhered on top.



Step #6: Attach the folded cap to the base (with the opening on the right), leaving a little white showing on top and a sentiment panel on the bottom. Add your sentiment. Using Lawn Fawn's Bannerific and Sophie's Sentiments stamp sets, I stamped a "Congrats" banner, trimmed it and popped it up foam dots.



If you've made it all the way down this post, I have a surprise for you. I'm going to give this card away to a random commenter that expresses an interest in it, so let me know if you want it and I'll announce a winner on Saturday.

Thanks for coming by. If you're so inclined, there's a Linky below to join in the WOTT tour. I'd love to come visit!

*smile*

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)



28 comments:

NoraAnne said...

Congratulations again on your publishing! I just checked out all 3 cards and they are all stunning! I can't wait to see them in real live print :) So excited! I really love the telephone one, so vintagey cool! And I also love your graduation cap card, so clever! I have 2 cousins graduating high school this month, so I would LOVE to win it :) Thanks for the chance!

lynn said...

thanks for the card recipe, cindy! i would love your card, throw my card in the pot!! congrats on your awesome 3 pubs!--thats cool that they let you keep your cards up!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Congratulations on publication! Whoot!

jude said...

Your card looks fab.Have creative wednesday
hugs judex12

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

What a great card:) and congratualtions on your magazine publication!
Happy woywwing!
Jennie #1

madebyKarla said...

What a cute card! thanks for the chance ;) Those stamps look lovely!
http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/
#27

Sarpreet said...

gorgeous card, thank u for the tutorial, great workspace, beautiful goodies,Happy WOYWW 103, #18

Nicks said...

Great Card and a great Tute, thanks for sharing. I am loving your creative 'mess' - I mean space x

Helen said...

great desk - loads of really interesting stuff to rummage amongst, it was fun! Great step by step too, thanks for sharing that.

Spyder said...

great woyww and well done on the mag! and a lovely card too!
Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) #37

okienurse said...

Looks like a very busy work desk there! I think the graduation cap card is awesome and can be used for male or female! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. Vickie #48

Linda Elbourne said...

Just had a quick slurp of your coffee and a real good rummage ... thanks for sharing!
Happy WOYWW

jodpea said...

I don't think I understand, does the cap become a kind of wobbler when u stand it up?! Probly just me bein a bit thick!

sasa said...

CONGRATULATIONS INDEED! Just looked at all of the chosen beauties - how exciting and well deserved. The day is looking pretty good just like your desk. Great stuff Cindy!
Thanks for sharing, have a great week.
Sarah at 18 (Sasa)

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy desk there - congratulations on the publication! Sunshine Girl No. 60

angelfish said...

Congratulations on being published:) Great card tutorial too.

scrapwordsmom said...

You are one busy gal and your desk looks wonderful.

Leslie#94

Julia said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a great card, might have to give this a go if I know of anyone graduating. Great workspace too.
TFS
Lisa-Jane #68

Chris / CS Designs said...

Cindy, Congratulations!!! on being published. That is so very cool. Thanks also for the great tutorial. I had to giggle because your desk looks like one of mine at the moment. :) Chris / CS Designs

CTgirl said...

Lovely graduation card!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too!
Thanks for joing the SSC Blog Hop!

Aliza said...

congrats on being published! And I love the cards that are being published. I love the way that you use clean grid design (my fave), but still keep a artsy, shabby, vintage-y feel to it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I might need it in the near future, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Paula Gale said...

Hiya

I took a look at all three cards and thought they were great - well done on getting them published.

Love the angle you took the pic of your desk from - did you stand on something to get that? Also your tutorial on making the graduation card was really clear and concise. Well done.

Paula x x x

karen said...

Congrats on having all 3 cards being published in Take Ten!! I had a look at all three and I can see why they were chosen! I especially love the "elena" card because I love all things Suzi Blu!!
The mortar board card is amazing! Although, I would not have anyone to give it to, so do not enter me. I just wanted you to know how fab I think it is!
xoxo
Karen (#123)

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on getting published - I've peeked at the cards and they are terrific. Love your graduation card so thanks for the instructions, they will come in very handy in the future. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #53

MaggieC said...

You must be so proud at being published, and deservedly so. Those cards are excellent. Thank you for sharing your instructions for that mortar board.

Lita said...

Congratulations on being published - such beautiful cards!

Ali said...

Congrats on being published! Lovely busy-looking desk and some gorgeous cards too. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ali #70