Friday, April 26, 2013

Graduation Iris Fold Card

As today's Designer over at CARD A DAY BLOG I'm featuring this iris fold graduation card.  I've been making lots of iris fold cards as shower gifts so I thought, why not use one for a graduation card?  Something  a little non-traditional (from caps/gowns/tassels) and with the pink toned papers, just enough of a "girlie" touch too.  Here are the details:
This iris folding pattern can be found everywhere on the internet.  It's the basic square and I created a SVG file to be able to cut multiples.  The card front was cut from black cardstock.  If you have a square punch you could use a proportion wheel to adjust the pattern to your punch size.  Or just do it the old fashioned way--hand cut!
I picked four coordinating papers--this is a great way to use up those scraps or papers with patterns you're not crazy about any longer.  The center "iris" is black cardstock that I added white rub on numbers to.
A strip of yellow washi tape, a punched label "Congrats" (see note on this below) and three clear square gems completed the top of the card.  I attached this to a piece of subtle patterned yellow cardstock cut to A6 Size.

A Note on Label Makers:
I recently purchased the Smash Label Maker and I have to say that I am NOT a fan of this product.  For my review, read below.

I'd been wanting a label maker for a while.  I remember my parents had one when I was a kid and figured it couldn't be hard to find.  Must have been looking in the wrong places because I hadn't found it!  Finally I found an old Dymo at the thrift store for $1.  I was thrilled.  Got it home, it didn't work.  Oh well, out a buck.  Then at the LSS I saw this and paid $10 for it.  First time I used it I discovered (should have looked more closely in the store) that there are no numbers on it.  Then a piece broke off from the inside before I'd punched two letters.  Must have been the cutting mechanism because I had to use scissors (and lots more tape) to cut it off.  This week I happened to visit my local hardware store and was thrilled to find the Dymo Embossing Label Maker for $13.  Just a few dollars more but it seems to be much sturdier AND it has numbers!  I'll give a review when I give it a whirl.
Entered into the following Challenges:
(Washi tape)



8 comments:

Tina Campbell said...

Wow, that is a cool card! Love the iris fold (something I'll have to give a try too)
Thanks for the review on the label maker (glad I didn't get that one) I have the other one, it's okay. It works better with the black then the other colors out there.
Great idea with the washi tape Oh I'll be lifting that soon.

Dawny P said...

This is lovely - a wonderful design :) Thank you so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW great job on this iris fold creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A great iris folded card - a great design.

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week in our polka dots challenge.

Sarahx

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma! xxx

kanda said...

Wonderful card and great design. Thanks for joining us over at the PCJ challenge xx

Paper Squirrel said...

Great card and thanks for the tip on the label maker!

Bubbles said...

Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x