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Graduation Tassel Invitation

Inspired by the classic mortarboard, these clever invitations are sure to win high marks among graduation-party guests.

Introduction

The process is easy, requiring little more than card stock, ribbon, buttons, and our downloadable template. Although the template and instructions are designed for 6-by-6-inch cards, you can customize the technique to your desired dimensions.

Materials

  • Tassel Invitation Template
  • Card stock
  • Paper
  • Bone folder
  • 1/8-inch satin ribbon
  • Mat knife (optional)
  • 2-inch piece of cardboard, to make tassels
  • Craft needle
  • Button (in a color that matches card)
  • Matching envelopes to match (6 by 6 inches)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download and print the tassel invitation template. Cut the paper to 6 by 18 inches. Score with a bone folder at 6 inches and 12 inches so that the card folds over to a 6-by-6-inch size. Trim with a mat knife, if needed.

  2. Step 2

    Make the tassel: Using the template as your guide, wrap 40 inches of satin ribbon around the cardboard about six times. Thread a 14-inch piece of ribbon with the craft needle through of top of the bundle, and tie. Tie a 6-inch piece of ribbon about 1/4 from the top of the bundle. Snip the bottom loops. Thread through a button, then pierce through the center of the card. (It's best to use a button that's somewhat flat, so it won't crack in the mail.) Secure the end of the ribbon with tape.

  3. Step 3

    Adhere the flap to the inside of the card, over the taped ribbon end. Print out the information on a separate sheet of paper, and adhere the paper to the inside of the card.

Reviews (4)

  • Tajapa 25 Aug, 2013

    http://www.marthastewart.com/920996/how-make-tassel-invitations-graduations

    Here is a link to where a video is located for this card....not sure why they didn't include it here with the instructions but it is very helpful.

  • Jaygatsbysgirl 14 May, 2012

    How disappointing not to have a picture! This could have been great tutorial but how are we to know how it is supposed to look???

  • MeganRaeM 5 Aug, 2011

    No kidding! The directions might make sense if there was a picture of the front of the card. Not to mention that the template provided doesn't help either. I have no idea how this card is supposed to look...

  • mom_to_many 11 May, 2011

    You can't even see what the outside of the invitation looks like. Come on, guys; you can do better than this!