Grad Card & Envelope

Making a card with matching envelope set can help celebrate any occasion! I made a graduation card & envelope set using a few of my favorite Cut Cardstock papers! I used the Navy Basis cardstock for the star background, grad cap, detail on the sentiment and all the elements on the envelope. This is the perfect color for the graduate that I will be giving this card to – there are so many beautiful colors of the Basis cardstock, you could personalize grad cards to match any school colors! The silver background and shadow for the sentiment were cut from the CCS Silver Glitter cardstock.

I started by finding several graduation themed files to cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I was planning on making a 5×7 card, so I made sure to size everything appropriately. The star background was originally for a full 12×12 size, so I just resized it down to 7×7. Once I had that cut, I used a die to cut it down to the size I wanted for my card. This is the part that took the longest because I had to poke out all those little stars from the background! I saved the stars to use a few on the inside of the card. I found it easiest to use a craft pick to help poke out all the little stars. This cardstock cuts beautifully so the stars came out easily and cleanly.

It can be difficult to glue down delicate elements like this background and the detail sentiment – I like to use spray glue for this. I use a splat box with a sheet of copy paper when I am using spray adhesive. This way I can just throw the copy paper away and not get my splat box all sticky. After I sprayed the entire background with the adhesive, I put it in place right away, and then I stuck it inside a heavy book to help make sure each piece adhered down well.

I wanted to make sure that each element on my card stood out so I used foam adhesive to adhere the sentiment and the cap. I used two different depths of foam dots so that the sentiment layer was popped up more than the graduation cap. I think this helps create interest on the card as well as helps each element stand out.

I found a silver A7 envelope in my stash (you can find metallic A7 envelopes on too!) that was the perfect match for this card. To make it more special, I used the graduates piece on the front of the card and the “Congratulations” on the flap. I think this makes the perfect set to help celebrate that special Graduate in your life!

I’d love to see all the colorful creations you make from the Basis cardstock – tag me on Instagram @purple_puppy_papercrafting !

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