A+ Handmade Graduation Cards We Love

Schoooool’s out forever…or at least it is for new grads and grads-to-be! If you have one (or a few) graduation parties penciled into the pages of your planner during the upcoming weeks and months, you’ll want to check out this roundup of creative handmade graduation cards for some great, grad-themed inspiration and ideas you can incorporate into your own card making projects.

Let’s get this graduation card party started!

Graduation Congratulations Card by Laura Bassen

Photo via Laura Bassen

Fresh and modern

This eye-catching card by Laura Bassen combines a classic graduation cap die-cut with a gridded “congratulations” sentiment and bold, diagonal stripes of color to create a graduation card that’s so fresh and modern.

Graduation Congratulations Card by Karen Giron

Photo via Karen Giron

Clean and contemporary

This clean and contemporary card by Karen Giron combines a classic black and white color palette with interesting typographic elements, like a vertical congratulations die-cut and a clever “way to go” hashtag sentiment, plus a touch of sparkle in the form of a band of silver glitter.

Graduation Pennant Flag Handmade Card

Photo via Bluprint member Kathy in Idaho<

Fun folds

This fun design is a graduation card, a puzzle and a gift, all rolled into one engaging package! Lots of fun folds and a super cool college pennant detail make this creative design a real standout.

Colorful congratulations

This colorful congratulations card by Danielle Flanders features an incredibly fun and interesting layout that is a mix of die-cut letters and stamped sentiments, with a touch of texture in the form of a sweet piece of tied twine and a circular “to the grad” charm.

Inked Gradient Hooray Handmade Card

Photo via Bluprint member Sherrie M.

A creative way to say “hooray”

A wonderful, inked gradient effect adds lots of color and interest to this bright and cheerful handmade card, which is perfect for graduation and for any other occasion when you just want to say, “hey, I’m proud of you!”

Simply the Best Handmade Card

Photo via Bluprint member Ohhh Snap

Embossing perfection

This delightful design incorporates an embossed vellum element that looks like a page from a notebook (how cool is that?!), as well as a die-cut sentiment and golden star charm, for oodles of fantastic texture and dimension.

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