Elegant Congratulations Graduation Card

Last week I held my Dads and Grads class and as I was trying to plan my cards I realized that I had no idea what colors people would want or need for their graduation card.  So, it quickly turned into an elegant black and white card that could be used for any school out there.

 

The part I love is that you can take off the diploma and add some pretty flourish or flower and you have a lovely wedding card or congratulations for just about any occasion!  But if you wanted to make this card, the diploma is simply cutting a square of cardstock and rolling it tightly.

 

My trick is to roll it all the way up and then unroll it slightly so that you can use a glue dot to hold the roll in place. Then you will have no problem tying the ribbon around the paper for a finishing touch! Then adhere to your card with glue dots.  Easy peasy!

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Elegant Congratulations Graduation Card Recipe
Stamps:
Curly Cute
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White cs, Basic Black cs
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Glue dots, Basic Black 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

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Seeing Stars Graduation Card

I know it is a little early to be thinking about school graduations.  Though now that I think about it, I graduated college during the month of March, so I guess it might not be too early for some.  Anyways, I was asked to design a graduation card for a stamp camp last week and was posed the additional challenge that guests at the camp would be making cards for kids attending one of two schools.  So, that meant an unknown number of people would want a card in Navy and Orange while some other unknown amount of people would want Navy and Yellow!

Well, never one to back down from a challenge, I put my thinking cap on and designed a card that was based around the common Navy theme and then allowed the creator to switch out ink colors and punch outs in the appropriate accent color.  And it turned out even better than I expected. Smile

The star pattern on the Whisper White paper was hand stamped using the Seeing Stars stamp set; and so it was different on every card – which I loved.  We used Presto Patterns designer paper for the sponged paper on the bottom half of the card (and if you haven’t seen Presto Patterns yet, it is this super cool paper that is white with white glossy embossing, which means that you can spray/sponge/brayer whatever color you want on top and create your own custom paper!)

Then folks punched out their sentiment and coordinating shapes to finish it off.  Every card was totally different but that was perfect!  This way, even if two friends were given this card, they would still have their own personal and unique card.  And it was fun to make to boot!

I hope you enjoyed this early graduation idea and can see even more fun ways to tweak this design for Birthdays, Holidays, and more!

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Happy Graduation Card Recipe:
Stamps:
Teeny Tiny Wishes, Seeing Stars
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Whisper White CS, Night of Navy CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Presto Patterns designer series paper
Accessories: Night of Navy 1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals