How To Make A Graduation Card0
Posted on 21st July 2018 by Karen Telfer
Filed under Graduation Cards
Two of my children are graduating this week so it has been a busy time for me lately. Here is a really simple and really effective card for such an occasion.
I just want to mention two things before I start:
- I have given the measurements in inches which is usual for me but scoreboards (well many of them) have their markings in inches so that is why I have chosen to do it this way.
- I apologise for the quality of some of these photos but the camera struggles to focus properly when there is just black card in the photo.
- White Card Pain 250gsm
- Black Plain Card 250gsm
- Gold cord for the tassel
- Brad for the tassel to go through
- Sentiment stamp – Congratulations
- Versafine ink – Onyx black
- Scoreboard and boning tool
Firstly I took a piece of black card stock and cut it to 4 ¼” x 9 ¾”.
Using my scoreboard I scored it widthways at 5 ½”.
I then marked 2 1/8” either side of the above mark (above and below) on both sides.
I scored a diagonal line from each of the lines above and below the 5 ½” score line (see diagram for detail.
I then made a mark at 2 1/8” at one of the top (short side). I then cut it from that mark to each edge to create my point on the hat.
I then folded it inwards and easily collapsed making the pointed part of the hat. I used a boning tool to ensure that the creases were really sharp and crisp.
I then took a white piece of card and cut it to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.
I used a pencil to make a mark 2 1/8” (ie. the middle of the short edge) and then marked on either side of the long edge 3 ½” from the bottom. On each side, I then drew a pencil line from the side marks to the mark at the top to create a point. This is going to slip into the card to create the white contrast.
Using black onyx ink I stamped the Congratulations sentiment along the bottom.
I made a hole and set a black brad using my Crop a dile big bite tool (in the centre of my ‘hat).
After making a knot at one end I threaded a piece of gold cord through the hole an secure it with a piece of double sided tape (don’t worry if it looks ugly as you will cover it with a piece of white card afterwards).
I then cut a piece of white card – 2 3/4” square and stuck it to the underside of the ‘cap’ to cover the tape for the tassel.
I then stuck down the white piece of card onto the black base.
Voila! A really quick but impressive graduation card.