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Building Block Graduation Card

Hello, everyone! Melissa here on to share a "building block" style card with you. I made this one graduation themed, since there are a ton of graduations going on right now. Hope you enjoy this card, and are inspired to try it out yourself.


Here is the tutorial I followed from Split Coast Stampers. To make it easier, I will give you all the measurements, here. It looks harder than it is, I promise.

Start with a piece of cardstock in your desired color that is 5.5 x 10.5. Put the 10.5 inch side along the top of your score board or paper trimmer, and score at 3.5 inches and 7 inches. Fold the first score line in a mountain fold, and the second in a valley fold. You should end up with a "z" fold card.

The next part can get a bit tricky, so make sure you watch the video to fully understand what I am about to explain. On the back side of the "valley" fold, take a ruler and pencil and mark these measurements:

  • 3/8
  • 1 3/8
  • 1 5/8
  • 2 5/8
  • 2 7/8
  • 3 7/8
  • 4 1/8
  • 5 1/8
Next, put your cardstock *still folded on the valley side* and cut 1.5 inches in from each mark you just made, towards the fold. Erase the pencil marks.

Now, put your paper flat into your scoring board or paper trimmer. You are going to score the edges of the cuts you just made. ONLY between the lines. You will end up scoring these at the 5.5 and 8.5 inch marks. Again, you might have to watch the video to understand exactly what I mean. Once you do it one time, you'll be able to replicate it without confusion.

Fold the building blocks up as mountain folds, while the sections in between stay as valley folds. This is the basic structure for your card. As you can see, I did a few layers on mine. You will need:

(1 black panel) 3 1/4 x 5 1/4
(2 black panels) 1 3/4 x 5 1/4

(1 white panel) 3 x 5
(2 white panels) 1.5 x 5
(8 white panels) 3/4 x 1 1/4

Decorate as you wish.

I embossed my white panels with an alphabet embossing folder, added some ribbon, and adhered them to the base. For the graduation cap, all I did was cut a square, loop some embroidery thread through a brad, and put it in the center. Voila, a grad cap!

I hope you enjoyed this post. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you very much for stopping by the blog, today.


Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
Melissa

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