Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Paper: a muse | studio Onyx, Sugar cardstock
Ink: a muse | studio Onyx, Blackberry
Silver brad: a muse | studio
Gold cord: unknown source
Stamps: con-grad-ulations cling set

My buddy, Jill, is super busy with some other things so she asked me to be a guest designer for her blog today. I thought I'd share this fun graduation card. Various versions of this card can be found on the internet but I wanted to keep it clean and simple. Cuz that's the way I like it. Uh huh, uh huh. (picture disco dancing emoticon here)

  • To create this card, cut Onyx cardstock to 4.25 x 9.75". Score at 5.5"
  • With the long side across the top, make a small pencil mark at 2 1/8" to the left and right of the score line.
  • Repeat this step on the other side.
  • With the short side at the top, make a diagonal score line from the top left pencil mark to the bottom right pencil mark.
  • Make a diagonal score line from the top right pencil mark to the bottom left pencil mark.
  • With the short side still at the top, mark the center with a small pencil mark (again at 2 1/8")
  • Trim off the left and right corners to create a point in the center by using the center mark as a guide and cutting to the top left and top right score marks.
  • Fold the center section in. This creates your grad cap.
  • Create a tassle using embroidery floss or cording.
  • Mark the center of the grad cap and attach the tassle with a brad. I use a paper piercer to make the hole.
  • Cut another piece of paper to 2 7/8" square.
  • Stamp your sentiment (I used school colors) and cap image, then adhere to the inside of the card so it covers your brad.
See? Fun!! Thanks for allowing me to be your guest, Jill!!


Adelina said...

Seriously, where do you come up with these ideas! This is adorable.

Michellem said...

Very cool, Novell!! LOVE this!!

Glenda J said...

Really cool Novell! You are so clever!

Anonymous said...

You are the best Novell! Thank you so much :)