Good day and happy summer, TCP Fans! It's Jen today, sharing some graduation and road trip cards. What better way to start the summer? You know how much I love the Card Templates section of the shop. I am famously fun-fold challenged and these cut files take all the measuring, scoring, and thinking out of the equation. I almost feel like I'm cheating! Today I decided to use the Tri-Shutter Card Cutable, and it did not disappoint. I just love how it easily cuts all the mats that you need as well.
For starters, I needed a graduation card. I grabbed this all-time favorite (but retired) graduation clear stamp set. I didn't want all my mats to be the same color, so I cut two sets of mats. And since I cut two sets of mats, I also cut two card bases. Why make one card when you can make two?
My second card uses the Travelin' Man Digis, with my own computer generated sentiments. When I was making this card, I noticed that the challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to reuse some old packaging. That's one of my favorite challenges, because I can't resist pretty packaging and have a drawer full of little treasures. Can you spot the packaging on my cards?
The tissue paper that I reused is a little bit wrinkly in spots, but I think it adds some interesting texture. When your internet order comes wrapped in tissue paper that is covered with gold stars, you just have to put it on a card. Speaking of gold--when another internet order comes in a shiny gold bubble mailer, you can't throw that out either. I die cut stars from it and they are nice and puffy on my card. You should have heard the bubbles pop in my Big Shot! I also die cut stars from a Starbucks coffee cup sleeve. I love the corrugated back of those. One last thing from my treasure drawer is a bit of netting to add that finishing touch to the graduation card. Isn't recycling fun?
Here are the products that I used: