Sunday, May 27, 2018

Truly Tailored Graduation Easel Card

 I love popup cards.  For some young men in my life who are graduating I wanted to make them a special graduation card and what better for that than the Truly Tailored Suite?

 Take a 4 1/4 x 11 inch cardstock and score it at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" as shown.
I made a template out of a piece of chipboard that comes with our DSP to make the collar.  Use it to cut out the sides on the 2 3/4 side of the base card as shown.
I used the same template but this time on a 4 1/4x 5 1/2 inch whisper white CS and just but the shoulder part- leaving the vertical lines without cutting as shown on the left.
Fold the cut pieces in as shown on the left into a V to create the collar.  I took a 3/8 inch strip and glued it down for the front.  I used small gluedots on the corners of the collar to secure it.  You can flatten the collar if you are mailing it or keep it sort of  rounded it you are hand delivering.
 Put the Tombow glue on the base card as shown to adhere the shirt on the top only to create the easel.

I did not have enough matching small buttons so I made them using an old punch that has 2 holes in it and then punched it out with a 5/16 inch circle punch.  Put it on the shirt with the mini stampin dimensionals- the perfect size!
The pocket is just a 1" strip of whisper white CS that I fed through the Tailored Tag punch to create the angle on the bottom. The Old hexagon punch will work too.
 You can use scraps of triagular piece of True Gentleman DSP to make the pocket squares as shown.  I took a rectangular piece of scrap, cut it diagonally and layered it side by side to make it look like this.
Stamp the sentiment from Truly Tailored set in Night of Navy and punch it out. Layer it with a piece of Basic Gray CS then again mount it with dimensional.  Put a piece of DSP on the bottom of the basecard on the inside as shown, mount the sentiment and you are good to go.
 I needed graduation cards so I used the congratulations from Stampin Up retired eons ago and the graduate is from another company.  But you could make it a promotion card, birthday card - it fits all occasions depending on what you say on the inside piece.

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