I just got back from teaching a spin class and want to get today's card posted before I volunteer at Utah's Bikes for Kids cycling event. We give away 1,000 bikes to 1,000 underpriviliged children. It always proves to be a rewarding day!
I cased this (yet another) graduation card from Michele Reynold's site here:
I needed something quick and masculine and her idea was awesome. That's the Tip of the Day: Don't be afraid to case, just give credit where credit is due! You don't have to re-invent the wheel, or 'card' as it were. It's an honor to have someone think enough of your ideas to want to share them with their friends and loved ones. So Michele, thanks for the card idea and on a side note (thanks for the stamps - they came in the mail yesterday!)
I'm using these cards as money-holders, so here's what I did for the inside:
Did you know that money/bills are 6 1/8 inches long and 2 5/8" wide? Well, they are! For this 5 x 7 card, I used a pencil to mark 1/4" in from the top and bottom, and 1 1/2" from the left. That's where I punched each hole using a standard hole punch. Then I used my x-acto craft knife and cut a slit from hole to hole. I moved my metal rule over just a smidge (I know, so technical) and cut again, creating a thin 'slot.' I then used SU's snail adhesive for a full inch wide on the long edges and 1 adhesive length on the short edges. This creates a strong bond and a 6 1/2 " by 3" pocket for cash! Perfect! Other products used are: Baroque DP available at the Clearance Rack (see the banner above), Chocolate Chip card stock, Happy Grad stamp, Chocolate Chip 5/8" ribbon and classic ink, and misc. brads and edge punch. Any of SU's edge punches will work beautifully here! Thanks for checking out today's card! Tomorrow I'll post my masculine card from my upcoming card swap. Hope you've liked this week's Masculine Cards!