Graduation Bear Card with Clear Accents

Graduation Bear Card with Clear Element

Hello, crafty friends! I hope you're having a great day! It's graduation season, so today I am sharing with you a quick and easy graduation card.


  • Cardstock Warehouse Papers:
    • White Lessebo 100lb
    • Pitch Black Lessebo 100lb
    • Brown Box Kraft 100lb
    • Kraft Speckletone 100lb
    • Gold Mirror 100lb
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Acetate Sheet
  • Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
  • Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
  • Blending Brush
  • Bear Die
  • Letter Die
  • Sugar Pea Star Die
  • Graduation Hat Die

First, using a trimmer, I cut an A2 sized (4.25x5.5 inch) top folding Lessebo White card base down to 3x5 inches.

trimming paper for card base

Using an A2 card base as a guide, I adhered a piece of 3.5 inch acetate on the edge of the inside of the card base, creating a completed A2 card base.

adding acetate to trimmed card base

Next, I adhered a piece of 3x5 cardstock on the inside of the card, covering the acetate edge.

added trimmed insert to card base

Using my blending brush, I applied Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to the front of the card base.

ink blending on card front

Using Gold Mirror cardstock, I adhered die cut stars to the front of the card.

adding gold mirror stars to graduation card

I used Lessebo Pitch Black, Brown Box, and Kraft Speckletone cardstock to assemble the bear. I then used glue to adhere the bear to the card front.

adhering bear to front of graduation card

Using the letter dies and Pitch Black Lessebo cardstock, I die cut the GRAD letters and adhered them to the acetate with adhesive tape.

adding GRAD letters to the front of graduation card

To complete the card, I flipped the card over and adhered Lessebo White GRAD letters to the back of the acetate.

adding white letters to the back of grad card

I love how this cute little bear turned out! 

Graduation Bear Card with Clear Accents

Graduation Bear Card

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and it inspires you to create!

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Sending love and hugs,
Mirisha Dean

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