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Island Vibe Graduation Card Tutorial

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If you have graduations coming up soon, check out this Graduation Card Tutorial featuring the Island Vibes Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

Handmade Graduation Card with a tropical vibe.
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With spring coming, it’s time to start working on all of the Graduation cards you need! Today’s project features the Island Vibes Sale-A-Bration stamp set by Stampin’ Up! and is only available through February 28, 2022. (This set is free with a qualifying $50 order.)

I think every college graduate should be able to dream of going somewhere tropical after all the hard work they put into their studies, so I used the Artfully Composed Designer Paper by Stampin’ Up! to give this card that island vibe. It was so easy to do – you can find a complete tutorial below. Don’t forget you can download the tutorial too and save it for later! Let’s get started.

Project Measurements

  • Basic White:  5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”  and 3” x 3” for die-cutting
  • Artfully Composed Paper:
    • 4” x 5-1/4” (Pear Pizzazz)
    • 3-1/4” x 4” (Mixed Leaf)
    • 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” (Calypso Coral)   
    • 4” x 4” (Leaf Pattern)

Project Instructions

1.    Fold the 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” piece of Basic White cardstock in half at the score line.  Burnish well with your Bone Folder to create a crisp fold. 

2.    Adhere the 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Pear Pizzazz Artfully Composed Paper to the front of the card.

3.    Adhere the Mixed Leaf Artfully Composed Paper to the card base, 1/4” over from the right side of the the Pear Pizzazz paper.

4.    Using the Cut & Emboss Machine, cut out the 2 sizes of the Hippo & Friends dies from the White and Calypso Coral paper.

5.    Line up the 2 pieces from the previous step (do not glue together yet) and stamp the sentiment onto the White die-cut using Evening Evergreen ink – it will slightly overlap onto the Calypso Coral Paper.

6.    Using your Paper Snip Scissors, cut out 2 of the large ferns from the 4” Leaf pattern.  Adhere both of these to the left side of the Calypso Coral paper. 

7.    Adhere the White sentiment die-cut onto the Calypso Coral/Fern paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere this entire piece to the base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish.

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Supplies Used on this Project

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Pin the image below to your board for all those handmade graduation card ideas you have saved so when you have an opportunity for a fun cardmaking session you will be able to get right to the creative part!

Handmade Graduation Card with a tropical vibe.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this papercrafting tutorial.  If you have a question or if I can help you with anything, please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you!

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