Graduation Card Ideas

Here are some graduation card ideas for making graduation cards. These examples of handmade cards use stripes and are embellished with brads, glitter or ribbon.

I think using red, black and white color for handmade graduation cards can be safe because they are popular and common colors for graduation so here are some examples below.

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For my homemade card ideas for these graduation card designs, I used an image of a cap and diploma that I found on Microsoft's website. You can color the images, add glitter or keep them a black and white print.

For this handmade card making project, I decided to add glitter to the tassel and the bow on the diploma. I didn't add a lot of glitter but just enough to coordinate with the rest of the card.

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But you don't have to stick to the safe colors. Try using fuscia like this graduation greeting card. It's a fun color for girls but you can also make it for males, just change the colors to a more masculine one.

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Create your own graduation cards using pattern paper that says "Congratulations". This print can be used for other paper card making ideas but I used a small section on the side of this card.

Again, I added a small amount of glitter on the tassel. I added ribbon and centered a small bead over the knot to add a little accent.

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Graduation card making can be a challenge if you are using diagonal stripes. I am often challenged when using stripes for my cardmaking ideas. Diagonal lines look busy so I used a black and red border around the sentiment to break up the stripes.

Try using a little bit of vellum for your homemade graduation cards. I used vellum on a small tag which I typed "You did it." I covered up the small hole with a black brad which helped tie the colors together.

Ideas for graduation cards can be challenging but try starting with a red, black and white card to get you going.



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