by Amanda Coleman
It's that time of year again! Amanda here today with a few simple ideas for creating graduation party garlands. With a few basic scrapbooking supplies and a sewing machine, you can whip up your own party garland in no time.
Using a variety of products from The Graduates collection, I made a few easy garlands that would be perfect for a graduation celebration.
I cut apart the book covers on the Study Hall 12"x12" paper and stitched them together to create a garland. A book cover garland would be so much fun for a graduation party.
Isn't this paper fantastic? All cut apart, one page of 12"x12" book cover paper makes a garland that is about 4.5 feet long. Not too shabby!
I created one strand of garland by trimming the tabs off of the Pixie flags and then stitching them together. I cut the Pixie circles in half to create the scallop flags.
I used the The Graduates Star Garland all on its own to compliment the the book garland and Pixie garland. The mini star garland is nearly 5 feet long making it perfect for party decor.
Happy graduation season!
End-of-the-school-year greetings, Doodlebug friends...that time of year is quickly approaching!
Graduation announcements will start filling our mailboxes and the scurry to find just the right gift for that special graduate will be upon us. And for me, I find it a much tougher job when it comes to buying for the guys; it's just easier to hand them a handmade card with money or a gift card tucked inside :)
Today I have a couple of super cute card versions for you.
First we'll start withe the quick and easy one:
I used one of the vertical sides from the Simply Put card and trimmed it down to the
desired size for my A2 card. Next, I die-cut the Tangerine Sprinkles Vellum with the
postage stamp shape; for stability, I mounted it onto the same sized white cardstock.
The rest was as easy as layering the layers together with foam adhesive and then
decorating the banner portion of the sticker with the year of the graduate.
A little pop of orange was used on the owl's cap and we're done!
Next I have little chevron washi tape tutorial for you to make this card:
Gather up your supplies: various washi tapes...even if you only have a
couple of colors on hand, that will work fine! Also, a piece of cardstock cut to the
size that you need; I've used white.
First, draw a vertical line with a pencil. You may decide to do this down the middle
of the paper, or over to the side as I have done here. Add a strip of washi tape just
passed the line and wrap the excess around the back of the paper.
If the washi tape has a light enough background, you will be able to use this next tip:
Press the tape over the pencil marking and rub with your finger. Lift the tape and you
will notice a faint line on the back. Cut on the outside of the line and then press
back into place.
Continue until the piece of cardstock has been completely covered.
Corner round the bottom edges if desired.
I added a strip of matching cardstock (that I used for the bottom mat) across
the section where the washi tapes meet. A couple of Pixie Sticks were cut to size
and adhered with Zip-Dry glue. I had a guy in mind for this card, so I kept the rest
of the design fairly simple and frou-frouless!
That's a wrap for my Graduate themed cards! I hope you enjoyed- Shellye