Quick and Easy Go Graduate Money Holder

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tomorrow is the big Graduation Open House.? We’ve been busy cleaning the barn, buying the food, getting picture boards ready and planning the Big Event.? I can’t wait until it’s over!? I am not a party planning person, I’ve been dreading this event for months and will be glad when it is over.? I tried to talk my daughter into taking the money like my oldest son did but no such luck.? I’ll post pictures of the event on Monday.

As I was cleaning off my tables in my stamp room getting ready to move them out to the barn I came across an old graduation card using the mini envelopes and thought PERFECT!? (I saw this card done by Dawn Griffith a couple of years ago on her blog.)? I need to make up a bunch of graduation cards and this card is just the thing I need; cute, quick and easy plus holds a check or cash. 🙂

Here is the card:


I also did a video tutorial on how to make this card PLUS I show you how to emboss with the Craft Black ink and the Black embossing powder; continuing on with my Basic Embossing techniques.

I hope you have enjoyed this embossing video and the little money holder.? You?can turn this little money holder into a Wedding card/money holder too just by changing up the stamp set.? It works perfect for any occasion just by changing the stamp set and colors.

Also, here is some more information regarding the differences between Craft Ink and Classic Ink.? This was a question asked by a new recruit of mine.

Classic Stampin’ Ink is a water-based dye that dries quickly but may fade over time and run if it gets wet.? (However, Basic Black and Basic Brown Classic Stampin’ Ink are waterproof and won’t bleed when wet.)? I still prefer to use the Black Stazon Ink though when I am watercoloring.? Classic ink is ideal for cards and projects because it dries quickly.

Craft Stampin’ Ink is a pigment ink that is thicker and takes longer to dry.? It provides brighter, longer-lasting color and is therefore recommended for scrapbooking and crafts.? Because it is thicker and dries more slowly, it is also perfect for embossing because the embossing powder can absorb the ink.

Have a Great Day!

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