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Graduation season is upon us friends! Today on the blog, you can find the steps on how to create this card.  If it's possible to be empty and have a full heart at the same time, this is me, every year during "graduation time."

I put a lot of "Mama Morgan" love and details into the graduation cards. See the tips and tricks below as to how you can create a card just like this.

Graduation Card  Shannon Morgan

What you need for this card:

Graduation Card  Shannon Morgan  What You Need

The beauty of this card, I used scraps. I hang onto (more like hoard) scraps and leftovers just for these kind of things! Sometimes your scraps coordinate perfectly. You'll need adhesive of course and some foam squares and circles.

Graduation Card Step by Step:

Graduation Card  Shannon M.  Step by Step

  1. I used a piece of heavy cardstock. This cardstock was folded, then trimmed to measure 4.25"X6". 
  2. Grab those scraps, I used a piece of vellum with gold accents. Ideally, you'll have some E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenseron hand, but if not, regular adhesive will work just fine too. Adhere the vellum to the card base as shown in figure 2.
  3. Look through your scraps and select the next layer. I used a corner rounder and distressed the edges before adhering this layer. It is positioned slightly off center and to the right of the base. 
  4. Yet another scrap, I chose a smaller scrap. I distressed the edges to create some interest and again adhered it using my E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. I then added a piece of a glassine bag to this layer. You will see why in the next  step.
  5. You are now ready to add the frame and dimension to your card with 3D Foam Squares. I used the 3D Foam Squares White Mix because I actually needed both sizes for this project. I doubled up (which means I put 2 squares back to back) before I adhered them to the card. 
  6. This is what your project looks like. It is now ready to add the sentiment and accents. Look to step 7.
  7. I added a thought bubble to the inside of the frame, but let part of it stick out of the frame. See the picture. I also then began adding accents, like the gem, tab and happy face. I used 3D Foam Circles White Mixfor the gem and happy face. 
  8. After adding a few more accents like twine, a star, and ticket stub, the card is almost complete. I added the sentiment last. It is a congrats grad sticker on a punched piece of cardstock adhered to the card with, you guessed it, some foam squares! The sequins are the final touch, this card is ready for that grad! 

Here is a shot of the dimension that I keep talking about:

Graduatio Card  Shannon Morgan  Close up

 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser

3D Foam Circles White Mix 

E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser

3D Foam Squares White Mix

Have a great day!! Thanks for letting me share! 

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