Beautiful Balloons Graduation Card

At first glance, Stampin’ Up!’s Bright & Beautiful Suite looks like it only makes birthday cards. It does work well for creating birthday cards, but, I found it perfect for other occasions, too.

It’s that time of year to celebrate graduations of all kinds — from kindergarten, high school, college, and more. In today’s post, I share a handmade graduation card using elements from this brand-new suite. Find it beginning on page 14 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. Be sure to watch the video (a Facebook live replay) to see step-by-step instructions for creating this card.

The sentiments “You Did It” and “Yay You” work perfectly to celebrate any and all achievements. 

Here’s a breakdown of measurements and products:

  • Basic Black cardstock: 11 x 5 1/4, scored at 5 1/2: 5 1/4 x 4; 2 1/2 x 3/4
  • Gold Celebrations Specialty Designer Series Paper: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2
  • Gold Foil: 5 1/4 x 1/2 (2), a piece to die cut the large balloon (Beautiful Balloons Dies)
  • Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, and Versamark to create sentiment (Beautiful Balloons stamp set)
  • Simply Elegant Trim (gold)
  • Basic White: 5 1/4 x 4 (inside of card)

The Gold Celebrations Specialty DSP adds a pop of fun into this card. You get three 12 x 12 sheets of different “celebrating” designs. I used just a small piece to make these great paper go a long way. 

Below, I made another one of these in silver. I just flipped over the Gold Celebrations Specialty DSP. It works! I’m not sure if there is an official color for graduation cards? Would you choose gold or silver? With this design, you could also add colored card stock that matches the graduate’s school colors.

Graduation Card Sample

Beautiful Balloons Graduation Card Video



Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I’ll be playing more with the Beautiful Balloons Bundle in the next couple of weeks so be sure to check back.

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