Saturday, May 14, 2011

Graduation Card

Here is a quick graduation card I made for my cousin’s son who is graduating this weekend from the University of Southern California.  My card base is 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” cream card stock scored at 4 1/4’ and folded to make a 4 1/4” X 5 1/2” card base. I added a red mat cut at 4” X 5 1/4” and then a cream mat cut at 3 3/4” X 5” and then added a piece of patterned graduation themed paper cut at 3 1/2” X  4 3/4”. I then used my Everyday Pop up Cartridge to cut the graduation cap. I cut all the layers at 2 1/2” I used cream for the shadow and darker red for the base layer. I cut everything with my Expression after laying it out on my Gypsy to help with sizing.  The red I used for the top layer of the cap is a shimmery paper from Recollections that was a scrap I had. I cut the tassel from a golden yellow and adhered it to the hat.  I then used my paper piercer to pierce a hole through all the layers of the hat and also the end of the tassel and added a small brass brad to the center of the cap. I then stamped my sentiment with some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Dress ink on more white cardstock and then cut a rectangle around the sentiment. I added a red mat cut about 1/4” larger then the cream mat with the sentiment. The hat and sentiment are both adhered to the card base with foam tape.  Thanks for visiting.


  1. Love your card, especially the shimmery paper! TFS

    Tiffany -

  2. Love the card Deanna!!!! I really like the shimmer paper!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy Garrelts