Friday, May 25, 2012

Graduation Card

I saw this Graduation Card on Pinterest, but was unable to find any instructions on how it was made. After an evening of "playing" I finally figured it out.
Below are the instructions I came up with: WARNING-THIS IS A VERY PICTURE HEAVY POST

1. Cut a piece of cardstock in your desired color - 4.25" x 10"
2. Score at 5.5". Then using the tip of your bone folder or scoring tool make at mark on the edge of the card at 3 3/8" and 7 5/8". Turn card over and repeat. I've made my scores with a white gel pen so you could see them.
3. Line up your ruler and score diagonally from each mark.
4. Fold all score lines.
5. This is the template for the inside of the card. It is 4" x 5.25" that I folded in half (at 2") then made a mark on the outside edge at 2", then cut diagonally from the center fold to the 2" mark.
6. This is the template for the "cap". Cut a 3" square.
7. This is the template for the "money holder" part of the card. Cut a 2.75" square.
8. Line up diagonal score mark at the 3" mark on your paper trimmer. Cut.
9. Flip over and repeat.
10. Punch center hole in "cap"
11. Insert "tassle" and a brad into "cap"
12. Add glue dot to back of tassle to hold it in place.
13. AND, there you have it!!!!

Thanks for looking,
Melissa

23 comments:

  1. Where do you find the little tassels?

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    1. I made the tassels with embroidery floss.

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  2. You can also pick up a tassle at fabric stores

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  3. Adorable! How did you make the money slots? I'd like to adapt this for other occasions

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    1. I made my money slots from the word window punch. They are bigger than Melissa's but serve the purpose. Thanks Melissa....made this for my niece!

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  4. That's awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  5. This took you some time to figure out for sure; thanks so much for sharing! I just made it last night.

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  6. I just made this card. OMG.....such easy instructions. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Thank you sooooo much, I've been looking for this a long time.

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  8. I made one exactly the same in November for my grandaughter graduations

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  9. Adorable, thanks for all the thought you put into figuring out the dimensions!

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  10. Thanks for the easy instruction. Why would I re-invent the wheel when you've taken time to figure it out. Really appreciate your effort.

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  11. Thank for your efforts. I could not have ever figured it out!

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  12. Can u pls tell me there is a mistake in the 3-3/8 measurement because I am no showing the triangle
    above the 5.5" score line the same as below it - I am not good at math

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  13. This is exactly the type of card I am looking for! Thank you so much for your idea and for posting the instructions!

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  14. Awesome card and thanks for the instructions. Here is my card I made inspired by your card: http://mississippi-mcgyver.blogspot.com/2016/05/graduation-card.html

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  15. Thank you for these very specific instructions! I'm banging out 11 of these right now thanks to you!

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  16. Just found your wonderful card. Fantastic directions. Thanks so much. Graduation season is coming up fast. Tried on with scrap paper. It was so easy to make. Can't thank you enough.

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  17. FABULOUS....& your time...energy..ingenuity... doesn't go unappreciated whatsoever... MANY THANKS!!!

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  18. FABULOUS....& your time...energy..ingenuity... doesn't go unappreciated whatsoever... MANY THANKS!!!

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  19. Thank you so much!! I love this card!
    Your directions were so easy to follow!

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