Handmade Graduation Card Ideas

I'm far from the first person to design a pennant card, but a celebration is in order when there's a new graduate in the family. Rumor has it he checks in here from time to time... hello, youngest son!

Good Luck Card

After completing umpteen years of school this week, he's in the midst of job interviews, so instead of Congratulations, (too many letters to fit the space anyway, ha) I went with a most heartfelt 'good luck' sentiment.

Truth be told, in the past he's asked me not to make him cards because then he feels obligated to keep them. Understood; it's a guy thing. Now that he's received this one virtually, I'll save it for another occasion, making it a win-win for both of us. :)

I used Faber-Castell Gelatos to make the vertical color swipes on heavily textured cardstock. (They're so much fun; you'll feel like a kid with a box of new crayons!) The letter-stamped triangles were glued to an embroidery floss roping - two bright colors twisted together and stiffened with glue - fastened in place with gold brads.

Quilled Graduation Card

For a more traditional look, this perfectly quilled mortarboard and diploma card from Suzana Ilac would make a graduate feel extra special. See additional photos of the clever design on her blog, Quilling with Fun.

Have you made a graduation or good luck card you'd like to share? I hope you'll leave the link in the comment section for all of us to enjoy.

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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