Tuesday, July 1, 2008

For the Grad

This is a graduation card for our dear friend Kristin who will be celebrating her high school graduation Sunday. Kristin is the daughter of Lex, who is one of Jim's best fishin' buds and Kristin is also a well-accomplished fisherman (fisher-woman?). In fact, she asked if they could serve Lake Erie Perch for her graduation party meal, so the guys have been out trying to catch enough to feed the partiers. The weather hasn't been super cooperative lately, but I have faith that it will all come together in time for Sunday.

This pocket card features the In The Stars stamp set which was available in the Spring Occasions mini catalog. I am hoping we see it in the new 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog since it is such a fun versatile set.

I wanted a 5 x 5 card shape so the finished pocket actually measures 5 x 5 which is just a 5 x 7-3/4 piece of card stock folded up about 2/3 of the way. I stamped a random pattern of stars on the flap in River Rock to add some interest to the front of the pocket. Sticky Strip works best to adhere the sides of pocket cards and really beats the heat & humidity. The decorative Purely Pomegranate latches are punched from the Small Oval Punch and accented with Gold Brads. I slid the Horizontal Slot punch in about half way to make small notches at the sides of the pocket to hold the Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched Ribbon in place.

The finished card itself measures 4-1/4 x 4-3/4, which is a 4-1/4 x 9-1/2 piece of card stock scored and folded to open from bottom to top. Here is the recipe:

Stamp Sets: In The Stars
Card stock: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegrante and Whisper White
Inks: River Rock, Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate Classic Inks
Other: Small Oval Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Star & Large Star Punches, Photo Corners Punch, 1/16 Handheld Punch, Gold Brads & Gold Eyelets, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon.

Hope you like this fun little grad card. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Stampin'! EdieB


Kim Wilson said...

Beautiful - I love the pocket idea! It's good to see you back stamping!

Jill St. Angelo said...

Very pretty card! I hope they guy were able to get enough fish!