conGRADulations Cards

By  Michelle Woerner 

sizes: star frame, 5-1/2"x4-1/4"; cap/star, 4-1/4"x5-1/2"

  • ConGRADulations Card


  • Cardstock: A Muse Studio Cherry, Onyx, Sugar; Bazzill Basics Paper Peanut Cluster
  • My Mind’s Eye Six by Six Collection Quilting Bee 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Want2Scrap Say it with Bling Silver/Red Rhinestones
  • A Muse Studio Onyx Baker’s Twine


  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Nestabilities Stars Five Dies
  • Fiskars Scallop Border Punch
  • A Muse Studio Con-grad-ulations Stamp Set
  • A Muse Studio Ink Pads: Onyx, Buttercup
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesives: My Stik Permanent Strips Dispenser, 3-D Foam Squares

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, scoring board
  • Star Frame Card
  • 1. Make Peanut Cluster top-fold card.
  • 2. Cut 6"x1-1/2" striped paper strip. Punch Cherry scalloped border; adhere behind bottom edge of striped strip. Adhere piece to card front on angle; trim ends flush with card.
  • 3. Die cut one Cherry star frame, using nested dies, and two solid Onyx stars.
  • 4. Tie twine into bow around card front, threading ends through star frame. Adhere star to card with foam squares. Adhere black stars to card, one with foam squares.
  • 5. Stamp Onyx sentiment onto Sugar cardstock. Trim and adhere to card with foam squares, tucking left end under star frame; trim end flush with card.
  • 6. Adhere Silver rhinestones to card.
  • Cap/Star Card
  • 1. Make Peanut Cluster top-fold card.
  • 2. Cut smaller alphabet paper panel and mat on Cherry cardstock. Tie twine around bottom of panel. Adhere panel to card with foam squares.
  • 3. Die cut Cherry star. Punch Cherry scalloped border; set aside.
  • 4. Stamp Onyx and Buttercup cap image onto Sugar cardstock; detail cut image. Adhere cap and star to card with foam squares.
  • 5. Stamp Onyx sentiment onto Peanut Cluster cardstock; trim to 5-1/2"x3/4". Trim and score each end twice to make banner shape; fold banner ends to add dimension.
  • 6. Trim scalloped border to fit behind center section of sentiment; adhere border to back edge. Adhere sentiment to card with foam squares.
  • 7. Adhere Red rhinestones to card.
  • Tip
  • 1. Personalize card with student's high school colors. For added texture, make small tassel for cap from embroidery floss.