If you are like me you’ll notice that it’s that time of year again and while I don’t have one of my own children graduating this year I have plenty of family and friends celebrating this awesome achievement. I wanted to create a unique card for them and loved how it turned out so much that I wanted to share it with you. I had actually seen this technique before and went searching for it. However; what I found wasn’t quite what I was looking for so I took what I found and tweaked it a bit to make it work for me.
You’ll notice that I have two different styles for you. The first set are the second ones that I made when I wanted to make ones that were more generic and to create a video for you. The first ones I made for my nephew and good friend who were graduating from Utah State University who just happen to have the colors of blue. I will say that the tassel was easier to make out of bakers twine than it was out of the gold cord. As I mention in the video the adhesive strips make this project a lot easier to apply the double layers of letters.
These are the measurements that I used when creating this card. I will mention that when I put the card in a regular size envelope it did end up just a tiny bit larger that the 5 1/2″ of a standard card, so you may want to trim it down to 9″ with the card section that opens to 5″. It did fit fine in a clear envelope though.
One of the cards I was giving away was for one of my employees and I wanted to have more room for people to sign the card for her. This was easily solved by attaching it to a regular card front. I stamped the front of the card before attaching the graduation card since you would be able to see the top corners. You could also use this technique and instead of having the section on the card open you can design something flat and then attach to a standard size card.
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