You Did It! Graduation Card

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Peg Rounds

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You Did It Graduation Card

Is there a young man that you know that is graduating?  Are you in need of a card for him?  This fun card is just what you may be looking for to give to him and it’s easy to make so if you need more than one you can do it in no time.


Begin by placing a piece of patterned paper on the plate which has been put on the platform of your die cutting machine.  On top of the paper, lay the pennant die from the Birthday Themed Dies by Little B. Leave the edge of the die off of the paper as shown in the picture.  Place the top plate over the paper and die and run it through the machine.   Repeat this step to create a second triangle.


Punch a circle out of the patterned paper using a ½” circle punch.  Lay this piece and the triangles aside.


Cut a piece of black (or other color) cardstock that measures 4” x 5 ¾”.  Measure ¾” in from each side.  Find the center between the two marks and measure 2” down from the center and make a mark.


Place the piece in your paper trimmer lining it up with the center mark you made in the previous step and cut down to the 2” mark.


Lay a ruler on the ¾” mark and line it up with the 2” mark.  Fold the corner over the edge of the ruler and then remove it and finish making the crease.  Repeat this step for the other side.

Now, cut a piece of white (or other color) cardstock that measures 3 ½” x 5 ½”.  Measure ½” from each side and find the center between those marks.  Measure down from the center 1 7/8” and make a mark.  Cut down to the 1 7/8” mark as you did previously to create the shirt piece.  Fold it using the ruler as you did to make the first piece.


For the pocket, cut a piece of cardstock that measures 2” x 2 ¾”.  Measure ½” down on each side and find the center on the top and place a mark there.


Lay the cardstock in your trimmer lining up the first mark on the side and the mark on the top and make the cut.  Repeat this step this time lining up the second side and the center and cut again.


This is what the pocket will now look like at this point.  Create a second, larger pocket using a 2 ¼” x 2 ¾” piece of cardstock.

Create a 4 ½” x 6 ¼” card base.  Adhere the 2 shirt pieces together using a tape runner and then adhere them to the base.

Stamp the sentiment onto the smaller pocket and layer it on top of the larger one and adhere it to the card.

Cut a 2 ¼” piece of ribbon and glue it under the collar.  Place the bow pieces (the triangles at the end of the ribbon securing them down with the tape.  Add a 3-d adhesive to the back of the dot and put it in the center to finish of the bow tie.   This gives the tie a dimensional look.

Finish the inside of the card with a personal sentiment.

Give this awesome graduation card this season to all of the guys on your list.  If your graduate list is long this card is quick and easy to make.  Share the excitement of graduation this year with a handmade card.


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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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