Recognize your graduate’s hard work with a handmade DIY graduation card. Whether they are graduating from preschool, high school, trade school, or boot camp, send your warm wishes on congratulations with the card ideas below.
Graduation cards can be formal or whimsical. They can be simple to make or complex. It depends on your graduate.
Here are 4 DIY Graduation Card Ideas. If you’re a visual person watch the video on YouTube or below.
Pull Tab Slider Graduation Cap
Once I colored the lion and the graduation cap, I built my pull tab slider with this die and some foam tape. I used watercolor cardstock to save time on the scene building. I added it to a red card front, but the realized I like the black cardstock a little better.
Lion Stamp Set
Graduation Cap Stamp Set
Slider Die Set
Congratulations Hats Off To the Grad Shaker
I use this die set to cut out the graduation caps. Then I made my shaker frame as well as the “congratulations” sentiment from this foil cardstock. Then I added sequins along with my grad caps and a sub-sentiment from this stamp set.
Congratulations Die Set
Hats Off Stamp Set
Grad Cap Die Set
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Tassel Was Worth the Hassle Embellishment Mousse
For the simple card, I created my own paper by blending on this cool embellishment mousse all over my cardstock. Once it was really dry, I heat embossed this stamp set in this black sparkle embossing powder.
Tassel Stamp Set
Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
Rad Grad Graduation Cap
For this card that’s shaped like a graduation cap, I started with a square piece of paper. Then I folded it into a small diamond. Then I added some white cardstock inside and stamped this sentiment in black pigment ink. I added the tassel from this die set and added a scrap piece of black cardstock for the bottom part of the cap.
Rad Grad Stamp Set
Tassel Die Set