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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