Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!
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Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

Hello fellow crafters. It’s Jean sharing projects created with the Celebrate You Collection at Spellbinders. This versatile collection is chock-full of products – dies, stamps, glimmer plates, embossing folders – designed to make projects for a wide range of occasions including graduation, birthday, new baby, and get well. Let’s look at the cards and gift bags that I made for graduation and birthday celebrations.

Graduation Cards

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

Nothing says graduation like the iconic mortarboard. Use the Hats Off to You die set to create a stand-alone focal point with a sentiment or a focal point paired with a sentiment in the Celebrate You set. 

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

  • Dry-emboss Brushed Gold panel sized 4 x 5 ¼ inches with This Plus This folder. Add to A2-size card base covered with textured white cardstock.
  • Dry-emboss Brushed Silver panel sized 4 x 5 ¼ inches with This Plus This folder. Add to A2-size card base covered with textured white cardstock. 

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

  • Customize the graduation card by including the year. Cut numbers with dies in the Simply Perfect Alpha set from Onyx and Brushed Silver cardstock. Assemble by offsetting the Onyx numbers for a drop-shadow effect.
  • Designer Tip: Customize the graduation projects by adding the school initials and/or using the school colors.

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

Graduation Gift Bags

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies:

Textured white cardstock, patterned paper, brads, clips, double-sided tape

Celebration Card & Gift Bag

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

The Celebrate You Collection makes it a cinch to coordinate a birthday card with a patterned paper gift bag.

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

  • Dry-emboss card background from teal cardstock (to coordinate with gift bag patterned paper) with Head in the Clouds folder. (A2-size or 4 x 5 ¼ inches).
  • Paint Bristol cardstock with acrylic paints. Once dry, die-cut with balloon dies in the Open Road set. Attach strings with glue.
  • Glimmer foil “Sprinkled with Fun” sentiment in Matte Silver with a plate in the Celebrate You set on Snowdrift cardstock. 
  • Cut sentiment with die in the Swallowtail Tags set.

Let’s Celebrate! Custom Cards & Easy Gift Bags How-To!

  • Add balloons to the dry-embossed background with double-sided tape and foam adhesive. Adhere strings to card background with a strip of tape. Add sentiment label with foam adhesive. Trim strings.
  • Embellish with Crystal Mix Gems.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies:

Patterned paper, enamel dot, colored cardstock, white textured cardstock, double-sided tape, foam adhesive, acrylic paints, white crochet string, Bristol cardstock

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to craft projects for your celebrations with the Celebrate You Collection at Spellbinders.

One Comment

  • slangnv

    The graduation cards are just perfect! That tassel is very impressive. The plus embossed background is amazing for those cards. Also love the balloons and with all the strings! I have tried that, and it is not easy! So many fun things . . .

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