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.

4 Easy DIY Graduation Card Ideas
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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
Foil Cardstock
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.

Embellishment Mousse
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
Black Ink
Tassel Die Set

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