Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Graduation Money Holder

My nephew graduated high school last week!  I wanted to give him some cash, so I made him a money holder.  I designed it in Silhouette Studio so that it would create a pocket that was the right size to hold the money.  The bright blue cardstock was a pretty good match for his cap and gown.  I used patterned paper from Fancy Pants Off to School collection.  "GRAD" is cut at 1.3" using Cricut Craft Room Basics.  I cut the top layer in white, but it just didn't look right against the patterned paper.  So, I stamped a houndstooth pattern from My Creative Time's Build a Banner Kit, using Enchanted Evening ink.  Perfect!

To make my cute little graduation cap, I cut it at 1.3" from the Cricut Recess cartridge, but I didn't use the tassel layer.  Instead, I added a brad and some twine, which I adhered to the top of the cap with some Glossy Accents.

On the inside, I added another strip of patterned paper and stamped a sentiment and cap from MCT's Here's Lookin' at You, leaving some space to write a message.  Then I popped in a little money for him to bring along to Johns Hopkins in the fall!

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  1. Looks great. Love the papers. Good idea to stamp the letters.

  2. AWESOME looking card Katie!!! :)

  3. Super cute card, Katie! Love the background stamping on the letters!

  4. Great grad card ideas. To stamp the letters was a perfect idea...so manly and looks perfect. Your tassel is cute. Wonderful card.
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