Masculine cards are sometimes difficult for me ~ I want to get it right on so many levels. Well, I think this card does that – gets it right. It’s a graduation card for a young man with learning disabilities: his graduating from high school is a big deal and he is so excited. Let’s take a peek.

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I began with the In Good Taste DSP and worked around that. And… I’ll be honest, I found a card on Pinterest that I CASEd (Etsy to be exact – from several years ago). The ‘cap’ is made with the Tailored Tag Punch and Basic Black card stock. I found that idea on Pinterest as well 🙂 Punch the tag, then trim to the longest points – perfect cap!. Next I punched a small hole in the center for the homemade tassel. I wrapped White Baker’s twine from the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack, around a credit card several times – and well, this is how it turned out. I pushed the twine through the hole in the cap and secured it with Seal+ then taped over that. A single Black Matte Dot was perfect to cover the opening and give the cap the finishing touch. I put dimensionals on the back and secured it to the card front. I added a glue dot under the tassel knot to keep it in place.

Next I created the banner to show the year of graduation. With Smoky Slate card stock I trimmed the ends of each banner with the Banners Pick a Punch. The numbers were created using the Playful Alphabet Dies and Basic Black card stock and adhered with dabs of liquid glue. Each banner got dimensionals on the back and adhered as you see them. I used Black card stock once again to create the center area and simply glued that in place with liquid glue. I then wrapped a bit of Shimmer Ribbon in Gray Granite on top of the black strip and adhered it in back with Seal+ The ‘Graduation’ banner is stamped in Smoky Slate on Basic White using the A Wish for Everything stamp set. This was adhered over the ribbon with dimensionals. I adhered the completed DSP panel to a larger piece of Smoky Slate card stock with liquid glue, added dimensionals to the back and attached it to the Basic Black card base.

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The inside is super simple… the sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink using A Grand Kid stamp set onto Basic White card stock. That was adhered to Smoky Slate (yep, liquid glue) then to the inside of the card – and voila! Card is complete.

For the envelope I covered the flap with the same In Good Taste DSP. Done, done.

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This card could be made feminine by simply changing out the DSP – and using the same layout. I really like it. Card cuts will be listed at the end of the post.

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Card cuts for today’s project:

Basic Black – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2; 7/8 x 3 3/4 + 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 + scrap for numbers

Smoky Slate – 4 x 5 1/4 (2)

DSP – 3 3/4 x 5

Basic White 3 3/4 x 5, 9/16 x 3