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)]
1 gold brad
String in two colors (matching the school, I used white and red)
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.