Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Grad Card

how to make graduation card

How do you make a graduation card? If you have the announcement, it's super easy to incorporate the components and the school colors into a beautiful, personalized congratulations card!

I am lucky enough to be the "personal card designer" for my dentist's office manager. It's positively awesome to get paid for playing my creations, and she's thrilled to get unique, one-of-a-kind cards that knock the socks off the recipients! It's a win-win situation!

I forgot to take a picture of the other grad card I made for her (kicking myself), but not this one.  That purty tassel was made by yours truly!  I didn't have any silk thread to make it, so I unraveled some Basic Black and Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon that's retired but I'm hoarding saving for a rainy day.  After unraveling, I made the tassel, remembering my rope-tying skills from Girl Scouts a million years ago. I can't even remember what that finish is called, but I remember how to do it!

Do you have any dormant skills you learned as a kid, that occasionally pop out and surprise you?

CARDSTOCK: Sahara Sand, Real Red, Basic Black, gold foil (non-SU)
INK: Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque folder, Basic Black and Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired)


  1. I'll have to remember this. I've used components of a wedding invite on a card before. Don't know why I've never thought of doing it with an announcement before. GORGEOUS card. Bravo!

  2. This is just brilliant, Cindy! I never in a million years would have thought to use ribbon to make a tassel like that. And I LOVE how you incorporated the announcement. Very clever indeed!


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