Hey y’all! Stephanie from Coffee Stamps Chaos to share a fun graduation card project using Cardstock Warehouse card stock to take care of a few of those graduation cards you may need to send off or give out! This is a pretty simple project that uses “scraps” from the first project to make two additional cards.
Can you believe May is here and graduation season is upon us? I can’t believe we have already been through an entire school year and summer is just around the corner! This year has flown by and that’s saying something considering I’ve spent this last year homeschooling four of my children! It’s been an interesting journey for us sure but it’s been a fun one too! It’s been a hectic, enlightening and freeing journey for us. We’ve all learned a lot about ourselves and each other as the dynamic of our family unit has changed, but we have grown closer together so that’s a good thing in my opinion.
Anyhow, let’s get to the project I have for you this month! These cards were pretty easy and fun to make and I admit, I got a little carried away trying to use up all of my scraps successfully! I liked making them so much and I wanted to show how you can plan your project to have minimal waste when you’re done as well!
For this project you will need the following:
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
- Sirio Ultra Black
- Gold Diamond Print Glitter
- Silver Diamond Print Glitter
- Sweet Tooth White
- Other supplies:
- Die cutting machine
- Large Double-sided Tape (I got mine in a huge roll on Amazon)
- Foam tape
- Paper Cutter
- Whimsy Stamps Slimline Stars
- Skinny Alpha Set
- Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stiched Rectangles
- Gina Marie Designs Big & Little Chain Rectangles
- Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles
- Graduation cap from my stash
Now it’s time to get down to creating. I cut my Sweet Tooth White card stock to size for my card bases - 8 ½" x 7” then scored at 3 ½” to create 2 slimline bases that are 3 ½" x 8 ½".
Next, I took a couple of sheets of each color and cut them in half at 4 ¼” to create long pieces. Then I applied my double sided adhesive to the back of them and a few scraps to create “sticker paper.”
Next, I die cut my slimline cover plates and lettering from Sirio Ultra Black, Silver Diamond Print and Gold Diamond Print. As well as the graduation cap from Ultra Black then gold and silver for the tassels. If you have excess, you can save them for another project or just skip any extra cutting, it’s your choice. I personally save extra die cuts for other projects and I also tend to layer die cuts, this is just personal preference.
Then, I die cut the letters for the cards I wanted to make from Sirio Ultra Black. I knew I wanted to waste as little as possible so I lined up my alphabet dies and used washi tape to hold them in place in a straight line - the “negative” can be used for two additional cards later, so save them!
Once all of the die cutting was done I removed all the sticker stars and saved them on the adhesive backing to use later.
Cut one piece of both Gold and Silver Glitter Print card stock to just smaller than the size of your card to go behind your star die cut background, then attach the Sweet Tooth White star panels to the front of the glitter panels.
Next I adhered the card fronts to the folded card bases out of Sirio Ultra Black we created earlier.
I die cut extra stars from some scraps of Sirio Ultra Black to use to layer and give the cards more dimension and texture.
Once all your stars are added, assemble the graduation caps. I cut a few caps out of Sirio Ultra Black and the tassels out of both Gold and Silver Diamond Print Glitter. I then attached these to the front of the cards using foam tape.
Optional: I like to layer die cut letters on top of each other using adhesive. I do this because I find it adds more depth and dimension, but it’s up to you if you want to do this or not. Even with only one layer, your cards will look great because the Sirio Ultra Black paper is nice and thick!
Once the card fronts were adhered to the bases, I adhered the lettering using a clear ruler to ensure they were straight and even. I also added in some white stars on top of the gold and silver stars.
And now we are done with our project! These beautiful cards are ready to be gifted to some very lucky graduates!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope you learned something and also were inspired to Make Something Beautiful™ today! Share your creations using Cardstock Warehouse papers with us so we can oooohhh and aweeee over your projects!
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