On the May/June 2012 "Paper Craft" Magazine cover is a Father's day card for someone in the military. It has dog tags hanging from the top with a strip of paper under that with the word "HERO" on it. And under that are 4 square pieces of background and texture paper. I REALLY like the card.
I also really liked the look, but since I don't have anyone in the military and Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation was coming up, I decided to modify the card to suit my needs. I did just that!
Next, I had teacher appreciation week to get ready for. I like the look and feel my Mother's Day card gives, so I want to modify that one. I did think about keeping the "hero" for my teachers, but compared to Mom -- well, there isn't a comparison. The word had to change.
To create the necklaces, I took a 3.5" circle and folded it (not in half though). Once I liked the arc, I used the circle as a template adding the opaques to the edge. I started in the middle and worked my way toward the top of the card adding smaller opaques as I went along.