Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Kindergarten Graduation!

I cannot believe and entire school year has gone by so fast.  It seems just like it was the beginning of last summer and my little Bean was asking a million question about how his first year of big boy school was going to be.  Although a tough year because of a poor teacher, Bean did excellent (mostly because I worked with him everyday at home).  He had to deal with issues all year long that a kindergartner should never have to deal with.  BUT we made it!!!!  I can only pray he ends up with a great teacher next year.

 Today I have a tutorial featuring Really Reasonable Ribbon and Helmar Adhesive.   I have made a gift set for my little Bean for his Kindergarten Graduation.  When I got my DT package from RRR, he had made a comment on how much he really liked the Shimmer Satin Ribbons...this was a perfect ribbon for his gift.

1.  I cut my Shimmer Satin Daffodil ribbon about 8" long.  You will need two at this length.
2.  Fold in half and crease. Run two lines of Helmar 450 on either side of the crease.
3.  Take each end of the ribbon and bring it up just to your crease line and press.  Now you have the start of what looks like a bow.
4.  Do step 3. with both of your 8" ribbons.
5.  Pinch both ribbons in the center and then glue the side of each ribbon in the center together.  Now you have a double bow.

6.  Add a loop of ribbon to the center and secure with Helmar 450.  Then glue your button to the center of your bow.
7.  Add a 6" piece of ribbon to the back of your bow for the "tails" of the bow.
8.  Add flags of different designer paper to the front of your gift bag using Helmar Professional Craft Glue.

Here is the finished product.  I have also made a card to match.  Inside the gift bag are leveled books just one level above Bean's reading level.  This way we have a goal for the summer.

Here is the set together.

I just loved this image from Pink Cat Studio-Blobby Loves School.

I just had to put googly eyes on him!!!

Here is the finished card again.

Thank you all for visiting today.  I hope you are all inspired to craft!  

Supply List:
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon-Shimmer Satin-Daffodil
Adhesive: Helmar 450, Helmar Professional Craft Glue.
Digital Image: Pink Cat Studios-Blobby Loves School
Embellishments: SU Button and Miriam's Craft Supplies



  1. Such a cute set Jenn, I particularly love the beautiful makeover you have given the gift bag with that gorgeous bow! xx

  2. What a fabulous card and bag Jenn. I love how you did the ribbons and that image is just tooooo cute :)


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