Handmade Graduation Cards

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Celebrate graduates with handmade Graduation Cards using the Pocket Thoughts Bundle by Stampin’ Up! This Bundle is perfect for creating a unique and personalized graduation card that will stand out. Graduation is a significant milestone, and what better way to honor it than with a card made from the heart?

Handmade Graduation Cards using the Pocket Thoughts Bundle in blues and grays.  Has a scroll on front of the gift card holder pocket with a "yay for you" sentiment.

The Pocket Thoughts Bundle includes everything you need to craft a card that celebrates this achievement. With the stamp set and coordinating dies, you can create pockets to hold gift cards, money, or even a personal note, making your card both beautiful and functional.

In this blog post, we’ll explore step-by-step instructions to create a stunning graduation card. Whether you’re an experienced crafter or just getting started, our guide will provide you with tips and techniques to make a card that your graduate will cherish. So, gather your supplies, and let’s get started on crafting a memorable graduation card with the Pocket Thoughts Bundle!

How To Make This Card

Project Skill Level: Worker Bee

Worker Bee projects are designed for the crafter who has a bit more time and enjoys creating a handmade card that features a technique or tool. In many cases, a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is required for die-cutting and/or embossing.

Cardstock Measurements:

  • Boho Blue Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Country Lace Designer Paper: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic White: 1″ x 2-1/2″
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Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Fold the Boho Blue Cardstock in half to create your card base.
  2. Adhere the 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White cardstock inside the card.
  3. Using the Smoky Slate ink pad, stamp the graduation scroll randomly over the Country Lace Designer paper. Adhere to the front of the card.
  4. Run the Misty Moonlight cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the smallest pocket die from the Pocket Thoughts Bundle Dies.
  5. Stamp the sentiment onto the top center of the pocket die, just beneath the semi-circle, using Black Memento ink.
  6. Fold the sides of the pocket along the score lines and use adhesive to adhere to the front left of the card.
  7. Using the scrap of Basic White cardstock, stamp the scroll using Smoky Slate ink and fussy cut out using scissors. Adhere to the pocket, under the sentiment, using Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish.

A Tip from Barb

I made this card for a friends graduation and filled the pocket with a gift card to her favorite store. Then on the inside, I did another pocket, this time stuffing in some “mad money” for her to spend on herself. It was well deserved and I think she liked it! 😊

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you feel inspired to create and that you also feel you have all the info you need to make this card with these instructions.  If you aren’t sure about something or would like more detailed directions on how to make this card, feel free to email me.  I’m here to help!
Stampin Hugs Barb

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Handmade Graduation Cards using the Pocket Thoughts Bundle in blues and grays.  Has a scroll on front of the gift card holder pocket with a "yay for you" sentiment.
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