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Top Of The Class

Designer: Katie Skilton
crafts, graduation, paper,

Congratulate your nearest and dearest with Katie Skilton's graduation makes

What you need...
  • Papers, 12"x 12", Doodlebug: The Graduates
  • Vellum quotes, Celebration
  • Framelits Die Set: Scalloped Square; Square; Circle
  • Paper, assorted
  • Card; white, black glitter
  • Distress ink, brown
  1. Top Notch - Create a stunning shaker card for your best boy or girl

    1. Cover a card blank with orange paper, then a strip of grey. Die-cut a frame and attach the vellum quote. Fix foam pads to the back of the frame, ensuring there are no gaps.

    2. Sprinkle the star sequins onto the vellum quote and add a square back. Wrap twine around the side of the frame. Trim two pennants from paper and the word, Graduation. Fix to the back.

    3. Create the hat from two triangles and stick together at the back. Add a brad, and some twine. Position the hat on the corner of the shaker element and fix the panel to the card.

  2. Sweet Treats - A fun little token to tuck into a satchel on graduation day

    1. Take a small jar and cover the rim with a 1.5cm strip of black glitter card. Add foam pads to the lid. Die-cut a square from the glitter card. Punch a hole in the centre and add a brad.

    2. Wrap twine around and tie a knot in the bottom. Adhere foam pads to the lid. Attach star paper around the jar, then a strip of ribbon. Add the word ‘Congrats’.

    3. Trim a section of white card, 4cm, and roll into a scroll. Secure with glue. Ink the edges and tie twine around, then fix to the jar.

  3. Stellar Style - Add sparkle to present giving for a simple yet stylish effect

    1. Die-cut a frame and adhere the vellum quote inside. Add sequins to the centre. Place foam pads all around the edge, ensuring there are no gaps. Adhere a square panel to the foam pads.

    2. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread the ribbon through. Trim a pennant and ‘success’ and fix to the base of the frame. Wrap twine around the edge of the tag and add a bow.

    3. Make the graduation hat as before. Trim a small rectangle and adhere to the base. Add a brad to the centre and thread twine around it.

  4. Lucky Dip - Create fortune cookies from paper for a novel twist

    1. Die-cut a circle for each cookie. Bend the circle in half and fold 2.4cm in the centre.

    2. Bend the circle in the opposite direction. Gently push the fold inward with your finger so that the two ends come together.

    3. Type and trim the fortunemessages and place inside the cookie. Hold both ends together and glue in place.

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