Graduation box and card

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Our good family friend Alexandra is graduating from Norcross High School this weekend.  I didn’t want to make her a regular card, so I followed the directions from Splitcoaststampers and made her a box that looks like a graduation cap complete with a tassel.  I also made her a square card that fit neatly in the box.

You can find the tutorial for the box and the tassel HERE.  Norcross High School’s colors are blue and white.  I had some thin posterboard leftover from several years ago that I bought to make tags for a school project (before my SU days) so I used it, partly for sentimental reasons, to make the box.   I wanted my box a little larger so I increased the size of the larger squares by 1/2″ (to 6″ and 5-5/8″) and kept the score lines the same.  I cut the square that sits on top at 5-1/2″.  I also wanted the tassel a little smaller so I made my template 3″ long instead of 4″.  I used Whisper White Baker’s Twine to make it.   For the button, I punched several 1/2″ circles with the 1/2″ Circle Punch out of the same posterboard.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue them together and to attach the tassel and button to the top of the cap.

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The inside of the box is just under 4″ square so I made the card 3-7/8″ square.  I used some Night of Navy DSP (Regals Designer Series Paper Stack), some Silver Glimmer Paper, and some Whisper White Cardstock.  The numbers and the banner are cut with the dies from the Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle.  The banner is stamped with the bundle stamp set with Versamark Ink and embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  The only Night of Navy paper I had with flowers was this paper from a discontinued pack.
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I was really happy with the way this project turned out and with how easy it was to make.  I will definitely be making this box again.

Congrats to all the 2016 graduates!

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