Textured Basics Graduation Card

Hey there, everyone! It's May which means a couple things in my world. 

#1. Baseball. 4 nights a week at the ball fields for games...and practices in between. BUSY!
#2. End of the school year activities. Concerts, programs, awards, field trips. BUSY!
#3. Teacher gifts! The boys get out of school next week! BUSY!

And then there is Graduation. There are lots of boys and girls graduating from high school and college this month! I have 7 graduates to make gifts for which means I am getting OLD and my friends with graduating kids are even OLDER. ;)

For my gradation cards this year, I will for sure be using this trusty Craft Smith paper pad. (I just do cards and cash. Keeps it easy!) This paper was one of our recent "Limited Edition" pads at Michaels. I'm not sure if stores have any of these left but I know lots of you picked it up already. The Textured Basics pad will be perfect to use whatever school colors I need to use for the particular gift. Our local high school colors are red and black so a few of them this year will need those colors. I love this paper pad because in one pack there are tons of options.

Love this card! This will be one of my standard cards this year, I will just change out the background colored paper for the color of the high school. The graduation cap is just two pieces. 1st Piece: A long diamond. I just hand cut this, it's not perfect but I bet you didn't notice. ;) 2nd Piece: A square that I used a 1 1/4 circle punch to punch a little piece from the edge to make it looks like the front of the cap. You can just turn your circle punch over and see the little piece that you are punching out. Super easy!

For the tassel, I used white embroidery thread and attached it to the cap with a little black brad. The "Congrats" banner was created with white cardstock and black alphabet stickers with little black brads to secure down the edges. To finish it off, I used black and white polka dot washi tape for a little border on the bottom. These were really easy to make, I think I could sit down and make several in an hour. Perfect!

I am going to share one more Graduation project later this week and I am going to try and dig up some old graduation photos of my own to share! I'll see you then, have a wonderful day!