Stamps for graduation cards are not something we use every day, so it's nice to have a simple yet inexpensive greeting to incorporate into a celebratory card. "Happy Grad" is one of the individual stamps that Stampin' Up now offers. This one is found in the Summer Mini Catalog (117006, $8.95).
This Basic Gray card has another layer of Basic Gray textured with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976, $7.95) in the Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439, $99.95). Stars both punched and stamped celebrate the graduate's accomplishment.
In addition to Basic Gray, the card stock in this card includes Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. This is one of the cards I stamped at the Spring Stampin' Retreat organized by Aly Schilling. Although the stamp set and the striped Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon are no longer available, you could cut out the stars in the Classic Stars jumbo wheel (111254, $8.50) and layer them with a white brad. You could also run the wheel acros the edges of the Whisper White card stock and water color the stars with blender pen, aqua painter or markers.