Hi there! It’s Andrea back with you, and today I’m sharing a fun graduation card I created for my son (I can’t believe he’s graduating and about to head off to college!). I chose papers that match his school colors, but with the variety of cardstocks that Cardstock Warehouse carries, you can easily personalize any graduation project.
- Cardstock Warehouse Papers:
- Colorplan Lockwood Green 100lb
- Colorplan Bright White 100lb
- Colorplan Pale Grey 100lb
- Stardream Crystal 105 lb
- Stardream Gold 105 lb
- Stardream Onyx Metallic 105 lb
- Mirror Green 100lb
- Diamond Print Glitter Green 104 lb
- Spellbinders Festive Wreath Slider Card Dies
- Spellbinders Stargazer Embossing Folder
- Echo Park Paper Congrats Pop Up card Dies
- Hero Arts Nesting Circles Infinity Dies
- Newton’s Nook Designs Uplifting Wishes stamp
- Foam squares and tape
- Double-sided adhesive
- Liquid adhesive
- Diecutting machine
- Black Ink
- Stamp positioner
I began by die cutting the elements to build my slider card. I die cut the main panel from Colorplan Pale Grey and embossed it with a star embossing folder. I cut the two half circles from Pale Grey and glued them together to form the circle. I created an A2 card base from Bright White cardstock and also die cut the tag from that paper.
For my wreath, I die cut a bunch of different sized stars from Lockwood Green, Stardream Crystal, and Green Diamond Print Glitter papers.
To embellish my wreath, I created a graduation cap and diploma with Stardream Onyx Metallic, Stardream Gold, and Pale Grey cardstocks. The sentiment I cut from Bright White and Green Mirror papers.
To build the wreath, I die cut a circle from clear acetate and glued the gray circle on top. I arranged my stars onto the wreath, attaching them with liquid adhesive, and affixed the cap and diploma (previously assembled with liquid adhesive) with foam. After gluing the sentiment layers together, I adhered them in the center of the circle with foam. When attaching your wreath to your slider panel, be sure to only attach it to the bottom half so the top can pop up later.
I attached the white tag to the gray panel with double-sided adhesive along the bottom of the scored section. Next, I placed foam tape on three sides of the gray panel and adhered it to my cardbase.
With liquid adhesive, I affixed the star wreath to the scored section of the embossed panel. I tied some green ribbon through the hole of the tag and stamped a sentiment onto the front of my cardbase. Now when you pull the ribbon, the section with the wreath will open up and reveal the hidden message inside!
Thanks for stopping by! Normally, I would say I can’t wait to give my recipient this card, but I would really like time to slow down right now because I am most certainly NOT ready to give my son this card! Why must they grow up so fast?
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