Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Let's Toast for the Grad! - Epiphany Crafts project.

Hey all! Missed me???  Don't worry, you're in for a treat - I can GUARANTEE another post by the end of the week! You won't want to miss that one - I did a LAYOUT (yes, you've heard that right!) - for National Scrapbook Day and I have not done that in over a year, so it's definitely a milestone for me!

Okay, back to this post... This week over at Epiphany Crafts, all the design team members are featuring inspirational ideas to make cards and gifts for the grad & teachers.  It's that time again... hard to believe it's already May!

I decided to put together a little PARTAAY for the grad, with a card, a champagne and a glass with mints.  I was all inspired when I saw the cutest graduation cap box that Mary made the other week.  I've been wanting that file FOREVER!!! This is an SVG file and was cut with my eCAL software using the Sizzix Eclips.

(*For those of you that are contemplating on a cutter, Eclips is definitely my choice! I have two other machines, and out of the three, I find that Eclips cuts the most quickly and quietly.  I also find that the software virtual mat is most accurate to the actual mat, so you know exactly where the items are going to be cut on the mat (it also has the laser feature, too - which lets you know EXACTLY where it's going to be cut!) I also love the fact that it does cut closest to the edge of the paper, so less paper wasting for me! Yay!)

Anyway, going back to my post and my project here... :)


Fun, isn't it?


So, what you see here is that graduation cap box, but I shrunk it down, only used the top part of that file and put it over the champagne glass instead! I think this would make the PERFECT favor for a grad party!

A view from above...


...and the view at the bottom!


The materials needed to make this are:
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Oval 25and epoxy Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 and epoxy Epiphany Crafts Brad Settings Round 14 Epiphany Crafts Metal Charms Oval 25
Graduation Cap Box file: Graduation Day SVG Kit (SVG Cuts)  (cut it at 8.5" wide for a glass opening of 2.4" wide)
Stamp: Teacher's Pet (Simple Stories) Unity
Washi Tape Crinkle Ribbon
Twine: Twinery
Silver and Black Cardstock 'party' sentiment: DCWV Black & White Prints

You can't party without the champagne bottle now! I just added some embellishments and covered the bottle wrapper and you can totally customize it to your occasion!


All I did here was cut out stamped stars and attached it with a wire and washi tape! EASY!!


The rolled up paper makes a perfect scroll and and adds so much to the look!

Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Oval 25 and epoxy
Epiphany Crafts Metal Charms Oval 25
Stamp:  Stylin' Stars (Unity)
Washi Tape
Crinkle Ribbon
Black wire
Twine: Twinery

Lastly, but not least, is the grad card! Handmade cards are the BEST, dontcha think?


These are made from Unity stamps. Have I told you that I just LOOVE Unity???


You can pull out the card from the envelope, and the sentiment reads...


Beautiful, isn't it? Perfect for a grad!


To make the card, I used:

Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 and epoxy
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Star 25 and epoxy
Epiphany Crafts Metal Charms Round 14
Stamps: A bit of burlap (ippity), You Did It (Jillibean Soup), LIFE Bingo  (Simple Stories - Life Documented), enjoy. explore. believe. (Donna Downey), Time & Seasons No. (Echo Park), Stylin' Stars (Unity)
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Twine: Twinery
Pocket: Simple Stories
Black Cardstock
'party' sentiment: DCWV Black & White Prints

That's it! Hope that you liked my project today, and that I've inspired you! (That's my job! :) ) Thanks for coming over to my blog!


  1. Oh this is so fun! The little pocket on the card is really cool.

  2. Gorgeous...fabulous!!! Love it!! ;) Hugs x

  3. I just saw this, oh my. I just love all the little touches.... wonderful.

  4. These are all the neatest party ideas !

  5. What a perfect idea for upcoming grads! I adore the hat, the stars and your amazing card. TFS!

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project. The card is my fave ever! Seriously love the stars.

  7. Your work is A-Mazing! What a super idea for a party favor!



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