Monday, April 25, 2011

Graduation Cap Card

Last year I made this graduation card and this year we have another graduation to celebrate.  I opted for something a bit simpler with this card but also still creative.

Cricut Machine or access to one such as in a scrapbooking store
Cartridge - Wild Card
Cardstock paper in three colors [White, Black & Red (or whatever school colors you need)]
Craft glue
1 gold brad
String in two colors (matching the school, I used white and red)
Bone folder
Edge scissors
Poster paint pens (optional)


Using your Cricut machine and the cartridge Wild Card, cut one 5 1/2" graduatn in black.  Instead of folding your graduation cap into a card, cut out the top hat so it looks like above.  Next, cut out one 5 1/2" liner graduatn in red.  This will make the tassel.  I used poster paint pens to make the white streaks in my tassel because those are the school colors I needed, but you don't have to.  For the phrase, cut out one 6 1/2" phrase graduatn in read.  Next, cut out one 1 1/2" alphabet argyle, alphabet joy and twp 1 1/2"alphabet scallop in red.  This will make the '2011'.  For the card, I simply cut out one 6 1/2" x 10" rectangle from white paper and using a bone folder, folded it in half.  I used edge scissors on the corners for a fancier look.  Glue the hat, tassel and phrase to the front.  Using a brad holer or a knife, make a slit where the tassel meets the center of the hat and put your brad there.

For the inside I used a 4 1/2" x 6" red cardstock as the liner that I cut out with fancy edging scissors.  I also used the other phrase from the Cricut to say, For the Graduate, in black.  Our gift for this grad was money so I completed the card by rolling up a few bills and tying them with yarn that matched the card.  I used removable tape to apply it to the card like it was a mini diploma.


Lewie said...

A few bills?! The top one looks like a hundred.

Danielle said...

What can I say... that's one lucky grad!