Hello friends! It’s started to really warm up over my way, so now it’s time to stay indoors and have some crafty play in the cool air! I will be trying out some new goodies too! Yay!
A few weeks ago or so, I was commissioned to create some graduation cards using certain school themed colors for a few local grads in my area so I wanted to share what I came up with.
I made a set of 3 graduation cards each one of a different style/design and I was told the color theme for each school/college to use along with the instruction of adding a pocket or place holder to fit a gift card inside. So I pulled out what graduation themed stamps I had in my stash and came up with a few different designs you can see below…
I dubbed this card “hassle with the tassel”!🤣
The colors were to be purple and gold. I just used my paper trimmer to trim out my cardstock to make the “V” line to mimick a grad gown and then I created the grad cap with a square piece of cardstock. The tassel was made with some gold metallic thread which was so very slippery that I went through like 4 “globs” of it to create a final tassel that looked decent enough to attach to the cap! Oh my goodness!🤨
I used gold mirror cardstock for the accent layers and I had a greeting for the sentiment from an older Stampin’ Up! set in my stash…(hadn’t pulled these out since my youngest graduated back in 2015!) I added the year along the neckline.
And then to add pockets, as instucted, I took the Lawn Fawn Diagonal Gift Card Pocket die for the inside corner of the card along with stamping a sentiment for the grad. (All of these cards were made for females graduating, so I knew this would work!)
For my next card, my colors were blue and yellow. Being limited on my grad stamps, I’ve used the same greeting as the card above, but this one was used in a slightly different way.
I wanted to have this card look like the “appearance” of a graduation cap flying in the air. So I took this “Spring Card” idea to make it so that although it lays flat to place in a regular A2 sized envelope, it springs up like this for display. I added some stamped clouds in the background along with the year and greeting at the bottom.
When you turn the card over on the back, you can see that I’ve stamped a greeting along with leaving a blank spot for a message or to sign a name.
You can also see the little area at the top where the thumb hole spot is to place a gift card inside the pocket that I created. Thought that was a fun little card display for the grad!
And for this last card, the colors were the same purple and gold colors to work with. I still wanted to work with the grad cap scheme as my supplies were somewhat limited and I wanted to come up with some different and unique designs for each.
So this is my take on a “Twist Turn Card”. This was so fun to do and actually super simple! I took parts of an older stamp image I had and used it for the stamping on this design. I die cut some numbers for the year and of course the design of the card mimicks the square grad cap. The tassel actually came from a Stampin’ Up! balloon die set and fit nicely with this.
So when you open up this card, this is what it looks like on the inside with a nice little gift card slot at the top along with a stamped sentiment on the inside and space to write a personal message too.
Thanks so much for dropping in today! I hope you’ve enjoyed my graduation themed cards and were inspired! If you’d like to know how to make any of these cards, just let me know and I can show you!😉
I have some fun things coming…so I’ll see you soon!!
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- Papercraft – Geometric (Squares, diamonds, circles, triangles)
- Creatalicious– #189 Anything Goes optional: no design paper