Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ben Franklin Make 'n Take

Just stopping by to share the make 'n take project we did at Ben Franklin this past Saturday. The theme of the paper party was graduation, so here is a little gift card we made:

You can download a pattern by clicking here. You lift up the mortar board and it's a pop-up card. Here's a look at the inside:

There are 2 pattern pieces. The first is for the cap...just cut one of those. For the second pattern piece...cut 2 pieces in black, then cut one piece on a fold to form the gift card (the red piece). Punch a 1/8" hole in the center of one of the mortar board pieces. Then insert the two ends of the tassel* through the hole and tape down in the back. Insert a brad through the same hole and fasten.

* To make the tassel, I used a "rattail" cord. I wrapped the cord around a 1-1/2" strip of cardstock 4 times, then removed it to get a "tassel" with loops at both ends. I threaded a 4" piece through the top loops and wrapped gold jewelry wire around the tassle...then I simply cut the bottom loops. Hope that makes on the picture to get a closer look at what I did.

Next I made 2 cuts through the fold of the card, and pushed the cut section in (as shown below):

Use double stick tape to adhere the 2 black mortar board pieces to the outside of the card. Then place a strip of tape along the top edge of the cap...this is where you'll position the mortar board onto the cap:

Now decorate the inside by taping down your image to the little tab you cut out in the card. You can use this card to attach to a gift...or punch a hole and tie onto a lei or a rose (as shown below):

Stamps used: #1401 (Graduation Monkey) and #2013 (Happy Graduation).


Saskia said...

Great card!!

Sweet greetings,

CM2 said...

Just enjoy seeing what you will come up with next! Thanks for sharing your clever ideas! ^o^CM2

Joy said...

too cute as you made some graduation caps! I had to download the template as I too have so many graduations to go to this year! this solves my problem and I can now make plenty without too much hassle!

BlueRose said...

I just wanted to try my hand to this so I did, if you would like to check it out please visit my blog.
I sure hope that you will like it...

Oh, yeah thanks for the idea your the best...

BlueRose said...

thank you Jean for taking some time to look and visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely perfect! That's what I'm working on right now. Thank you so much for sharing your talent! I know my friend's daughter will LOVE this!!!!


Anonymous said...

Love your blog! You have great ideas!


Ekg said...

Aloha kaua, Jean,

I'll have to make a few for my graduating seniors!!! Thanks for the great idea! A hui hou!