His and Her Graduation Cards

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Peg Rounds

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His and Her Graduation Cards

It’s one of the best times of year again.  It’s time to honor all of the graduates and their hard work.  As everyone’s mailboxes fill with those wonderful announcements, take some time and get a start on the many cards you will be needing in the upcoming weeks.  These graduation cards are the perfect start.  They can be decorated for the graduates’ colors and personalized for a young lady or gentleman.

Card Base

Begin by creating a 4” x 6” card base from cardstock.  You can use the base for the first layer of the card or cut another piece of card stock to match the color of the graduation gown and adhere it to the front.  This will allow you to use a dark color on the front and have a light colored card base for stamping a sentiment to the inside if you’d like to do it that way.  If you use a dark card base you will need to use a light colored ink for stamping such as a white ink.

Cut Cardstock

Cut the following pieces of cardstock for the collar:  one 3” x 6” piece which will be either the graduate’s school color or the white for the black and white gown, one 2 ½” x 5 ½” piece which will be the color used on the base of the card, one 2” x 5” piece that will be the same color as the first piece and one 1 ½” x 4 ½” piece that will be the shirt or the skin tone for the card for “her”.

Now, find the middle of all the pieces and mark the center on the bottom as shown.

Paper Trimmer

Line up the paper in your paper trimmer by placing the center mark on the cutting groove and lining the top right corner up with the groove as shown.  Cut down the paper.

V Shape

Line up the center mark again (or that corner if the mark was trimmed off during the first cut) and line the left corner up with the cutting groove and cut down the paper.

Repeat this step for the 3 remaining pieces.

Layer

Layer each of the pieces on top one another (except for the white piece if creating the “His” card) adhering each layer with a tape runner.

Robe

This is what the card will look like at this point without the very top piece.

White

If you are creating a card for a young man, make a small cut in the top of the last white piece with a pair of scissors and slightly fold back the edges to create an open collar.  Adhere it to the rest of the card.

Sentiment

Cut 2 squares that match the rest of the card that measure 2’ x 2” and 1 ½” x 1 ½” and adhere them together.  Stamp the date (or a sentiment) onto the top piece using the Martha Stewart Custom Stamp Setting Kit and your choice of ink pads.

Finish the card by adding gem stones for the buttons or a necklace.  Small buttons or brads are cute additions, too.

Add fun to the day by giving this special card to a new graduate.  Personalizing it will make it special to anyone who receives it and bring joy to his or her big event.  Start creating extras now so you are also prepared for all of the big days you will receive invitations to this year!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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