Graduation Card

Graduation time is here!  I made a very simple (and feminine) 5″ x 7″ graduation card.  The color combination is a little different but I wanted the accent color of goldenrod to bring out one of the colors in the butterflies on the patterned cardstock.  Graduation cards can be very simple or complex.  However, one of the aspects of them that I really like is that you can interchange the colors of paper you use to coordinate with the school colors of the graduate.  This card does not do that as I made it to coordinate with the favorite colors of the recipient and, she loves butterflies!  So, as you can see, graduation cards can be very versatile.  The inside of the card can also contain a favorite inspirational quote or sentiment.  In this case, it contained money.  A graduate’s favorite gift!  To hold the money, I cut a rectangle out of the butterfly cardstock at about 1″ x 3″ and used  glue dots (one in each corner) to adhere it to the center of the inside page.  I folded the bill and tucked it under the cardstock rectangle and voila, a money-holder card.

Items used:

  • Patterned Cardstock – DCWV The Spring Fling Stack
  • Card Base – Bazill Basics Paper “Pinkini” – cut to 7″ x 10″
  • Contrasting Color – Hobby Lobby Goldenrod
  • Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Fleur de lis Rectangles” Die
  • Offray Ribbon “Goldenrod”
  • The Paper Studios “Congratulations” Rub-on
  • The Paper Studios Butterfly/Flower Stickers

ttyl, lori


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