DIY Graduation Card
Have you been bombarded by graduation announcements? Need something inexpensive, unique and fun? I have the perfect solution for you!!!
My very good friend Dorothy took a creative twist on the Sweet Thinking of You card and made a GRADUATION CARD out of it! YES she DID! Inside the tube you can either put a PROPEL Drink Mix, then write inside: I know YOU will Propel to the TOP. OR if you want to do something more, you can roll up MONEY* and slip it inside the tube!
It’s not complicated or hard, and Dorothy walks you through step-by-step, so click on over and let’s get started!
Graduation Gift Card
1 – 8 ½ “ X 5 ½ “ cardstock
2 – small brads
1 – 4” X 5 ¼” printed paper
Small hole punch
These measurements are for a PROPEL DRINK MIX or money:
1 – 3 ½ “ X 11” cardstock
1 – 1” X 3 ¾” cardstock
1 – 3” X 5” printed paper
1 – 3’ x 4 ¼” coordinating printed paper Scissors or paper cutter
1 – PROPEL drink mix packet or Money* to roll up and place in the tube
Cut out all pieces.
Fold cardstock in halfGlue 4” X 5 ½” on front of card centering it.On the back of the 4” X 5” piece of paper mark the center on the 4” side
Use the round punch and make a small notch on the center markRun glue down the 5” edge. (only about ¼” wide)Overlap the other side and glue into a tubeFlatten the tube so that the notch is centered
Run glue down the center back and then one on each side. *If using money I would suggest gluing the BOTTOM end of the tube (without the rounded circle punched cut) so the money cannot fall out. Glue on the card at an angle. Slide PROPEL drink mix into tube OR the rolled up MONEY*Print your greeting and glue onto 1” X 4” cardstock (I used catsup 18) Shows wording for sweetens your day, but change it as directed for a graduate as shown at beginning of tutorial.
Hold the paper over drink mix or money in the tube and punch holes for the brads.You will need to use an awl on the left side, as it is difficult to reach with a paper punch. Put the brads in place, easy peasy and ready to gift!
Place in the PROPEL drink mix OR rolled up money*, write in the card to personalize it, and there you have a very appreciated and unique gift!
*If you choose to put in money, I would secure it with a fancy paperclip, or glue the bottom of the tube so it will not fall out, as I mentioned above.
Created by Stan Groneman, Adapted by Dorthy for a graduation card, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2016
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