Jun 03 2013

Blue Ribbon Grad

Hard to believe it is JUNE and graduations are well underway (or over!).  I remember how many we were invited to the years that our boys graduated!  lol!  I saw this idea at the store and set aside time to make one, planning on it being last month's Club project.  Oh my…they would have strangled me if we would have made these…didn't come together nearly as easy as it looks!  lol!  Maybe since I've already done one, it would be easier…lol!


Here is the outside, done in our local Dublin school colors.  I love the touch of Silver Glimmer behind the black layer and the greeting!


But, the INSIDE is what is SO fun!  The graduation cap is 3D and pops out towards you when it opens!



A few details:

  1. The base of the card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Garden Green cardstock, folded in half.
  2. On the front, I added a 3 x 4 1/4 piece of Basic Black with 1/2 x 4 1/4 pieces of Silver Glimmer Paper layered behind each edge.
  3. I stamped the Blue Ribbon in Garden Green and punched the top with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, then cut out the bottom ribbons and pieced them back together on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. I stamped the greeting with Basic Black and punched with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch, then layered that on a 1 3/4" of Silver Glimmer Paper.  Those are adhered in the middle of the Blue Ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Inside, I stamped the Curly Cute Congratulations on Garden Green and trimmed it out with flag ends.
  6. I made the tassel from White Baker's Twine, secured with a Black Glimmer Brad on the top of the Grad Hat.
  7. The Grad Hat is actually two pieces of Basic Black adhered to the center so that it pops out. 


I'll try to sketch out a template and post it…but no guarantees on WHEN!  lol!  I've got a lot on my plate over the next few weeks and we are on BABY watch!



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3 People have left comments on this post

Jun 3, 2013 - 04:06:50
Dale Morin said:

Super card.  Thanks for sharing.  

Jun 3, 2013 - 05:06:16
Linda Pastva-Callahan said:

Thanks for the tutorial.  Just what I needed for a special graduation card!

Jun 3, 2013 - 09:06:56
Carol Carriveau said:

WOW…what a card – loving the graduation cap opening with the card…great idea!   Thank you very much for the tutorial!