A Way With Words ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

You Shine Graduation Card

June 2, 2019

Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today with a bright shiny card for you to create!

Graduation is a wonderful time in your life! It’s a new beginning; it’s a celebration of a great accomplishment. You never forget it. Help the grad celebrate with a bright shiny card! Make sure they know how brilliant they are!

I wanted to make a card that would be great for a guy or a girl. I chose blues, but choosing hot colours for a summer graduation would be stunning! Substitute the polka dots for floral if you want. Gorgeous!

Here is how you can make this card:


  • Form a tent fold card base from light blue cardstock measuring 6.5 x 6” high.
  • Die cut Shine and the flourished star (from Flourished Night Sky) from gold cardstock.
  • Die cut Congratulations and “you” (from the Thank You set) from light blue cardstock.
  • Cut a panel measuring 5” high and approximately 5.25” wide from Bonnie Blue cardstock and assemble the die cut elements on the panel as shown.
  • Carefully cut panels from the polka dot paper so the dots lie as shown! The lighter blue polka dot panel is about 1/8” larger all the way around than the decorated panel and the darker blue polka dot panel will be about 1/4” larger all the way around. Designer Tip: It helps to cut these panels a bit bigger and trim them to final size!
  • Mount everything on the card base as shown.
  • Give to the grad!

You could pop a gift card inside this card, or make one of the Gable Boxes to hold a wee gift from matching polka dots!

Another alternative would be to save the Congratulations die for the inside of the card.

Happy Creating,



Gold Foil Cardstock
Core’dinations Cardstock – Blue Lightening
Glue Dots

You Might Also Like

%d bloggers like this: