Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Graduation Cap Card Tutorial - Simply Scored Diagonal Plate


It's getting to be that time of year when we celebrate our graduate and here is a SIMPLE and FUN Graduation Card you can make using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate from Stampin' Up! This graduation card is based on Dawn Olchefske's Graduation Hat card from 2010. I used her card and adapted it to the  Simply Scored Diagonal Plate for my tutorial. The Diagonal Plate makes this card SO EASY!




Graduation Cap Tutorial



Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 4 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Place this cardstock on the Simply Scored Tool (without the Diagonal Plate) and score it at 4 1/4"








Now, add your Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to the Simply Scored Tool - be sure to notice the arrow on the back of the Diagonal Plate. This Arrow needs to be pointing UP. The Diagonal Plate has little rubber grips on the back that keep it in place, but be sure that it is inserted all the way to the top and left of the Simply Scored Tool.





I used the Alignment Markers to mark my scoring position at 2 1/8". This will be the same place you will make all diagonal scores for the Graduation Cap Card. Be sure the horizontal score you made on the cardstock is at the 4 1/4" mark. Now score, on the diagonal, from the 2 1/8" marker position all the way across the cardstock.







Next, FLIP your cardstock over, so that your diagonal scoring line is upside down (em-bossed now, instead of de-bossed) and score, on the diagonal, from the 2 1/8" marker position all the way across the cardstock.






Now ROTATE your cardstock so that it is long on the scoring plate.  Score, on the diagonal, from the 2 1/8" marker position all the way across the cardstock.








Next, FLIP your cardstock over, so that your diagonal scoring line is upside down (em-bossed now, instead of de-bossed) and score, on the diagonal, from the 2 1/8" marker position all the way across the cardstock.






Now you have a big X scoring line that crosses the fold line on your Basic Black cardstock. Trim off the top left and right corners, using the score lines as a guide.















Then fold on all the score lines and push the horizontal fold lines together so you have the Graduation Cap shape. Add decoration as you like. This makes a standard A2 size card - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".








To create a liner, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Score on the Diagonal at 2". FLIP the cardstock over and score again at 2"/ Trim these top corners off and this will fit perfectly inside your Graduation Cap Card!







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9 comments:

Queen Bea Scraps said...

Thank you so much for the step-by-step instructions. You're right, graduation will be here before we know it and then we'll need this card. Well, I've already made my card thanks to you.
Thanks again. Great job.

JRaila said...

THANKS for posting the directions! It is the cutest thing! Will be making more in our school colors - SOON!

Mary Ann Reiner said...

Really great tutorial. I appreciate the time you took to post it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carolyn said...

OMG that is too cute! I can't wait to make this!

Debbi said...

Mary, that's brilliant! Thanks for taking the time to figure it out and create the tutorial. I have 3 graduations this year and this will be perfect!

Diane Smith said...

Thanks for posting this. It is the neatest card for either a boy or a girl! Love it!

Brenda H. said...

Thanks so much for sharing . . . what an awesome tutorial! It was so easy to follow . . .'love it!!

Brenda H. said...

Thanks so much for sharing . . . what an awesome tutorial! It was so easy to follow . . .'love it!!

inkypinkies said...

I've used your tutorial twice in the past month to make grad cards. Thanks so much for sharing, I love it! It's definitely in my all time faves & the grads love it too :) Erika

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