Hello everyone and welcome back to the craft room. It is graduation season once again. In today’s post I want to share a graduation card I made back in 2014. Let’s jump right in to our Flashback Friday Graduation Card memory.
2014 Graduation Card
One of my son’s best friends graduated from High School yesterday morning. He and my son have spent a lot of time together over the years and we consider him a member of the family. So his card had to be hand made with love.
It took me a while to find a design I really liked, but I chose a clean and simple card. The card base is black with maroon and white Pure Luxury layering weight cardstock. The graduate’s initials and the year were printed on the computer using the Monotype Corsiva font. The graduation cap and tassel are handmade. I’ll explain how I made those in a moment.
For the inside of the card, I needed a place to secure his gift so I had to get creative with the design. I started with a piece of card stock cut to 7” x 10”. The card was then scored it at 5” and at 10”. I used that last inch to form a small pocket, securing the ends with a bit of glue.
The Cap and Tassel
The graduation hat and tassel were the most fun to create. The idea for the graduation cap came from Pinterest, and a link to Just Julie B’s Stampin Space. She created her cap with a strip of cardstock, punches and a paper trimmer. I changed it up a bit and rather than using my paper trimmer I used my Spellbinders Classic Diamonds Nestabilities die for the top. I don’t have an oval punch, so I just used a circle punch for the bottom of the cap. The tassel was created with some white tatting thread and secured with a tiny gold brad.
All in all I am very pleased with the way the card turned out.
Thank you for joining me in today’s Flashback Friday Graduation Card post. Do you have a graduate in your life this year? If so I’d love to know what type of card you might be creating for them! Drop a note in the comments. I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll see you in the craft room again soon.
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