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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Graduation Cap Card

I was looking for some ideas for a graduation card for my niece who is graduating from college today (it's now the 15th here) and it was a love at first sight when I saw this card at Splitcoast Stampers website. I actually contacted  Rose Castillo who made the card. She is so nice and shared with me some details of her graduation cap. The top of her cap is a basic 2 fold card and the bottom part is a box where she inserted cash for her gift which has an opening at the bottom of the box. The box was made from the petal cone die by Big Shot. You'll find her graduation cap gift box on her blog (bottom of the page, post dated February 11, 2011): 

I made my own version and I made the whole cap into a folded card. I whacked my brain figuring out how I can make the box to fold flatly like a regular card with the top (card part) attached securely to the base. At first I tried to use a cone design from my library similar to the Bog Shot petal cone die. I made various different cuts from it but it was either too pointed or too flat. I also tried using the Chinese take out box but it wasn't angled enough. I ended up creating a design of my own and I was very happy with the result. I happen to have a very similar tassel in gold color which I thought about the minute I saw Rose's cap. I originally wanted to use a black button to hold the cord of the tassel to replicate a real graduation cap but I had a tough time gluing it with the cord 
underneath then to the top of the card. I found a metal gold button which worked perfectly. I also figured out where to insert the cash gift by putting a small envelope inside the card.. I used a design I bought from Silhouette. So perfect!

Having created my own design for the card, this means I can share the file with anyone interested in making the card. Yeheey, another free template for my followers :). All you have to do is request for the file on your comment below. PLEASE do not forget to leave your e-mail address on your comment.





138 comments:

  1. I love this card. Can I get your template? Thanks, Mary
    mjwaddell1@gmail.com

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  2. May I please have the file? That card is amazing. I have several graduates to make cards for. This one is perfect.

    ms.yankee@suddenlink.net
    scraptist.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful, I was looking all over today for just a card like this and finally made a quick one myself plain and sent it out. Gorgeous!!

    Lori m

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  4. Oh please, I'd love the template, :)

    tiredlady47@yahoo.com

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  5. Awesome hat/card...would you mind sharing your file with me...roepartyof5@msn.com
    Thanks!

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  6. Wow - what a fantastic card! I would love the template.
    Marian
    msehome5@gmail.com

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  7. We have one graduate this year, she would love this card. You've done a great job and are so generous to offer to share. May I please have your template?
    Thank you
    Sharon

    jstheboss@cox.net

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  8. Great card! Would love to have the template.
    Judy3118@aol.com

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  9. I Love this Gayle. Would love the template. Thanks so much.

    Marg
    william.jones(at)bellaliant.net

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  10. I would love to have a copy of your template. My daughter's best friend is graduating and we would love to make that card. You did a great job! Thanks, Margaret
    twoguineapigs@hotmail.com

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  11. This is fantastic. May I have the file please
    thanks
    grandmax2ns@gmail.com

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  12. Gayle,
    Wonderful Job and I would be more than happy to have a copy of your card instructions. My son graduates from Northern Kentucky University on May 8, 2011 and I would like to try to make this before then. You are absolutely fantastic with your talent. Thank You!
    Dona

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  13. dona@homecraftframing.com I forgot to leave my email address.
    Thanks,
    Dona

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  14. My favorite so far! You are so talented. May I please have the file? barnes_elizabeth@hotmail.com
    Thank you again for sharing your beautiful creations with us all.

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  15. I love your card! My daughter is going to graduate from High School this year and I would love to make this card for her. Could I please have the template. My email is Fuzzstamp2@aol.com.
    Thank you so much for sharing this!!
    ~ Debbie

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  16. TOTALLY incredible!! It would be AWESOME to have this card design as my newphew is graduating high school this year!! Thanks for sharing!!

    mghowell8@msn.com

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  17. Wow Awesome card Just wonderful. I'd love the template please. Thank you so much.

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  18. You have done an amazing job creating this card. I, too, have a graduation coming in June and would love to have the pattern to be able to create this.

    marilee@telus.net

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  19. Another fantastic card. I would love the file.
    Thanks, Pam

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  20. Great Card! I would love the template please. My grand daughter wiil be graduating and I would love to give her one of these. Micki
    micki542@yahoo.com

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  21. I am new to the Sil SD but would love to try your file. It is so innovative! Love the way it looks! neldacnm at yahoo dot com.

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  22. I would love the file. I think it is a beautiful card!mariawallace@yahoo.com

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  23. Awesome card!
    Very creative.
    TFS

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  24. cute idea! I'd love to have the file since I have a daughter graduation from UCLA this June...
    tlfrank1@cox.net

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  25. FABULOUS Card! My son graduates from the University of Minnesota on May 5. I have been racking my brain for a card. Can I Please have the template?
    - Theresa
    tawilson1447@msn.com

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  26. I just sent the template to all of the above who made the request except for logicalminds70 who forgot to leave her address. I clicked on the link but there is no info.

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  27. Incredible card! I'd love to make it for my son, thanks for the file!!!
    collierkat@aol.com

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  28. Love this card. What a creation. Can I have the file please? nursnowhite@hotmail.com
    Thanks,
    Janet

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  29. Love it! Please send to julesw@wi.rr.com

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  30. Love the cap card. Please send to vtsews@yahoo.com
    Nephew graduating in a few weeks!

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  31. Oh WOW! This is AWESOME, and I would love the file. You are so nice to share this with us! Thank you so much.
    *smiles*
    debbi

    hockman1 at sbcglobal dot net

    BTW, I tried to respond to the e-mail with your last free file, but my e-mail (to thank you) would not go through. So, THANK YOU! :-)

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  32. I luv your graduation card. I have a graduate this May and would luv to have the gsd file for it.
    Thanks for sharing, Marianne
    mpkibs@yahoo.com

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  33. So fun I work at a college so every year i have graduates who have help me in my office throughout their college years -I would love to have you template.

    Burrills@aol.com

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  34. What a great card. Just what I needed last week. lol but I know I will use it in future. Thanks for sharing.
    scrapbook4u@mweb.co.za

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  35. This is another fabulous card!!! Could you please send the template for this one and the recessed card. Thank you so much for sharing.. especially for those of us that have not figured out how to design even a square. LOL nicki562003 at gmail.com

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  36. Wow! Great Card! I would love the template of it as well, please. Thank you for sharing.
    craftyclrg@yahoo.com

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  37. You have just made my weekend task so much easier. This is a great card. Please send the template!
    rebeccapie@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  38. Gayle,
    The card is so clever. I have been looking all over for inspiration to make my crafty friend a graduation card and this would be perfect!
    I would love the template. Thank you so much!
    sandykippes@yahoo.com

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  39. thank you for offering this! I would love the template!

    web AT thebunnylog DOT com

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  40. Love the card! I would love to have the template as well. Thanks for sharing!
    L_fruge@yahoo.com

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  41. Love it! Please send the template for this and for the recessed card to djames24809@gmail.com
    Many thanks!

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  42. Another creative card! I would also like the template.
    Thanks so much

    Deb
    izzyjo50@yahoo.com

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  43. Absolutely brilliant. I love it. Thanks for being so generous in sharing your work. anitaducharme@gmail.com

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  44. I'd love the template also
    Barb

    bkhaja@aol.com

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  45. Wow, Gayle, your cards are just gorgeous!!! I haven't made any cards with my Silhouette but after seeing yours it makes me want to try. I spoke to you on the phone about 2 or 3 weeks ago about the little gold piece that fell out of my aluminum blade holder, do you remember? I would love to get the templates for the graduation card and also the flower. In fact any templates that you want to share would be great. My email address is vickycarol424@yahoo.com. I just love your work. It is just awesome. Thanks for being so sharing and caring enough to help us. Vicky

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  46. I would love to have your cutting file for this. Thanks for your generosity! You do very good work.
    My email is AuntTina114@cs.com

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  47. I would love to be able to make this card for a very special high school graduate! I am a follower with google friend connect and my email is jennifer_vinson@hotmail.com

    Thank you so much for your generosity!!

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  48. I would absolutely love this card to make for my son's graduating kindergarten next month =D thank you sooo much for creating this file. I am now a new follower to your blog. My email is janetnagai@hotmail.com
    my blog is www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com

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  49. Your card is absolutely wonderful! My son is graduating this weekend from college and I would love the file! Thank you so much for sharing!
    gikinney1@gmail.com

    www.scrapnyamma.blogspot.com

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  50. your card is awesome.. I would love the template.

    mmg069@aol.com

    thanks, My oldest graduates in a few weeks.. this will be perfect for invites

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  51. Great card! I would love to have the template.
    robyn.l.fountain@gmail.com

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  52. Love that cards. I Would like to have the template also!!!
    THanks
    jblair@jacks.sdstate.edu

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  53. Love the Card! Would love the template.
    Chachanies@gmail.com

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  54. The card is wonderful!! I have been working on three graduation cards for weeks and they look awful. I would love the template.
    Gramzpamz@frontier.com

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  55. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this card. I would love the template please.

    Thanks

    momma24foxes@gmail.com

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  56. Your cards are beautiful! May I please have this template? Thank you

    j22mulligan AT bellsouth DOT net

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  57. I love this card! May I have the template, please? Thanks!

    c_prance@yahoo.com

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  58. Amazing Job! Love the text on the inside of the card.
    Would Love to have the template!

    stclair47@yahoo.com

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  59. This card is amazing. I'd love to make it for my son who is graduating high school this year. BTW, miss you on the silhouette group (even though I'm mostly a lurker).

    hascar63@hotmail.com

    Thanks,
    Carolyn

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  60. Your card is amazing, well done! I actually want to make this card for my tutor from the class as a thankyou - we've just done a Bachelors Degree. I'd be really grateful for the file on how to make it as soon as possible if you can. My email address is sueherbert@blueyonder.co.uk. Happy Crafting, youre very talented. Thanks, Sue in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

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  61. Amazing card !!! I have a few special people graduating in the next few weeks. Would love the template -

    leannerogers09@hotmail.co.uk

    Keep up the good work <3

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  62. This card is absolutely beautiful. Love the style, it's unique. Keep up the great work
    I'd love to make it for my son and my niece who just graduated. Would love to have the template please. Thanks
    anniemae26@hotmail.com

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  63. This is just what i have been looking for absolutely awesome. Please could you send the template to sandracampbell12@uk2.net

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  64. This would be perfect for my husbands graduation I would love the template
    smithlisa722@aol.com
    Thanks

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  65. I knew I should have requested this template when you first posted it on the silhouette forum,I would really like a copy of this template Thank You Gayle. angela.burke5@btopenworld.com

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  66. Gayle, Your card is fabulous!! I'd love to get the file from you, if you are still offering it. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us!
    ~Krista J.
    kjkreations@ymail.com

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  67. Gayle Love the graduation card would I saw it awhile back on the silhouette forum and would so love the template if possible.
    Many Thanks
    Jo
    tpcjojo@wi.rr.com

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  68. Your card is very unique. I'd love to get the file/template from you if possible.

    Thx.
    presyyoder@yahoo.com

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  69. I love your graduation card. It's very creative and unique. Please, could I get your template for this card. (slupscha@gmail.com)

    Thanks
    Simko

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  70. Oh, love it and would love the template please! Barbie1990@yahoo.com
    Thank you so very much,
    Connie

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  71. May I please have a copy of your template? My e-mail address is cgordon@techie.com.

    Thanks!

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  72. would love to have a copy of the template

    jgan.garcia@gmail.com

    thank you in advance kababayan :D

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  73. Hi this card would be perfect for a group of trainees that will be graduating from their course. Can I please have the template

    Bimpsona2@aol.com

    Thanks
    Ange

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  74. What a great idea. Cards are so expensive and unpersonal. Please send me the templete.
    cd_jshull@hotmail.com

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  75. Please send me the templete. I've never seen cards like this before! U're amazing!! Here in Chile there are no ideas like this! All cards are really ugly!! vale_boehm92@hotmail.com!
    Thanks!!! :)

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  76. A friend recommended your site when I asked for ideas for my daughter's graduation next week. It is perfect and I would love a copy of the file if you are still willing to share. Thank you.
    emailcarolyn@gmail.com

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  77. Please, please send me the template. These would be great to make for my daughter's graduation this coming Year.

    Gantu04@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks in advance!

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  78. This is perfect for a Graduation from a Friend. His is getting his Master degree and this would be perfect as he is a older person. My email is lilyjoha at live dot com

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  79. This is a really great Idea for my daughter's graduation. I would love it if you could send me templete. My email is lanacutlip@yahoo.com

    Thank you

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  80. Great idea have an upcoming graduation and it looks amazing... I would really appreciate it if you could send me the template.... my email is claudette_2065@yahoo.com

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  81. Are you still sharing the fabulous template? If so, I would love to have it too! suannjl@yahoo.com

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  82. Oh how wonderful. Can you please send me the template? Becky
    dbmcd@embarqmail.com

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  83. This is amazing. Can you pleasee send me the file? Thanks. jayanddevi@gmail.com

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  84. Wow - can you please send me the file - maresedo@aol.com. Thank you.

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  85. Hi Gayle, if you are still sharing this file I'd love a crack at it. Looking for something special to make for our group of 20 pre-schoolers who graduate in a month and head off to kindergarden! please send it to edwardsyorkies at bellsouth dot net. Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Hi Gayle please if you are still sharng can I have this file, my daughter has just graduated from university here in a wet UK
    Your designs are fab
    Thanks
    efrewin582@btinternet.com

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  87. What a wonderful idea! I would love to try it if you're still sharing.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    thelondons@cox.net

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  88. SO cute. If you wouldn't mind please send to stylishstitches@hotmail.com. Thanks

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  89. may I have it too? fuzzyfoot1@yahoo.com

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  90. OH my goodness, may I have this adorable graduation cap file too, please???? My friend's son is graduating and I'd love to make this for him.

    Many thanks to you, Gayle, in advance. I love this!
    Karen
    kbrig@ptd.net

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  91. WOW another amazing card. I would LOVE this card file as I have a graduate that I need to make a card for in a couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing. mghowell8@msn.com

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  92. What a wonderful idea would love to have the template .
    thank you so much for shreing.
    Ann pals@vermontel.net

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  93. May I please ask for the grad file? Have a nephew graduating soon.

    Thanks,
    Yesi :)
    Yesiam1996@aol.com

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  94. Adoraria ter estes arquivos!
    São lindos seus cartões!
    Obrigada!
    abaratieri@hotmail.com

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  95. What a great card would love the template
    Thank You
    Ann
    pals@vermontel.net

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  96. What a great idea!! i love it, my email is andizola1@yahoo.com, please share me your card.

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  97. Love it please can I get your template, its awesome my email is andizola1@yahoo.com

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  98. Fantastic idea! We would love to get your template if we could.
    Thanks!
    clevenger5@q.com

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  99. How wonderful! I would very much appreciate the file, if possible. Thanks so much.
    Kristina

    klsbloom@gmail.com

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  100. Hi there, this is a great card! I have 2 special cards to make for this months graduations -- wondering if I could have the templates as well? Would much appreciate it! Debbie

    estabrook@sympatico.ca

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  101. I was very impressed with your card and would love to make one for my grandaughters graduation so could I have the template. Thanks Jeanette.
    nev.hooker@wanadoo.fr

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    1. I just tried sending you the file but it bounced back. Kindly give me your e-mail address again. You can e-mail me directly at ligayatg@yahoo.com

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  102. Another stunner! Your projects are to die for! I would so love this template for a summer college graduate. Thanks so much.
    Kristina

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    1. Hi I love your graduation cap and would love the template for my son's girlfriend's graduation. Many thanks Angela.
      angelamorse@hotmail.co.uk

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    2. Loove it. Might have sent this already. Not computer. He reply after I wrote so. I'll try again. hifromluke@myacc.net. I'd love the template. Than. Luke

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  103. Joined the site only recently and im loving all the new inspiration from an obviously talented crafter, would love this temlate. Thank you. beckalison46@yahoo.co.uk

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  104. Have been looking for something like this forever it seems. Could I please have a copy of your template used in this picture? Thanking you in advance for your generousity and sharing. My email is cbushko@telus.net. Thank you again.


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  105. Please send me the instructions for your graduation cap box template. I have been looking for something like this forever it seems. This template goes beyond what I had hoped to find! Thank you for your generousity sharing your pattern and your talent with everyone. My email is cbushko@telus.net Thank you again.

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  106. Your card is extraordinary. Could you please send me the files and graphics?
    gcwalker3@verizon.net

    I am new to using the silhouette.

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  107. Awesomest idea i have ever seen.... can i please please have this card file... i so much want to make this for my friend who just graduated...
    drbatoolf@hotmail.com

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  108. This is another great creation! I have 24 students of mine graduating in just over a month and I have been looking for something to make them - this is perfect! Could you please send me the file. Thank you!! cassie.bibby@me.com

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  109. Awesome creation. This is so inspiring. I would love the template. Thanks so much. brittanydukesjames@gmail.com

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  110. May I have your file, please? I would love to make these for our seniors at church. Thank you!
    sandi1957@gmail.com

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  111. This is really creative!! I am looking at making my own graduation invitations and this is a great idea. May I please have your file. Thank you!

    yanet_nunez@hotmail.com

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  112. can i have it? lovely idea.. but asap pls mitsyrules@gmail.com

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  113. cn i hv it too? mitsyrules@gmail.com

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  114. Amazing!!! Please send me the file sobeezmail@yahoo.com
    thanks

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  115. This is a great all on one card/gift box! Just what I was looking for my graduate. Can you please send me the file. Rnunoben@cox.net

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  116. This is awesome. I would love the template. please share ! jjasnica33@sbcglobal.net.

    Thanks!

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  117. This is awesome and I would love the template and directions.

    Thanks so much

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  118. Hello. I know you sent me the file but I still can't open it. If you have any suggestions how I can do this I would appreciate it so much.

    Jjasnica33@sbcglobal.net

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  119. This is exactly what I've been looking for! Could I get the template from you please? GEORGIARAENBOUTIQUE@GMAIL.COM

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  120. This is just amazing !! That's exactly what i need!
    I would love to get the file/template. Can you send it to me, please?

    Jaynii@live.com

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    1. I've become a follower, my user name is "Jayni". Please confirme me that you see my name on your followers list.
      I am waiting for the file...

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  121. Very nice! I would love to get the template.
    Can you send it to me, please?

    ike_lili@yahoo.com

    thanks

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  122. Gayle, if your offer of this file is still current, I would love to make one for my grandson who graduates this month! Thanks so much! jdow@lightspeed.net

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  123. Hi!!! I loved it!!
    You did a great job!!!
    Could you send me the pattern please at pksmsm3yahoo.com

    Thanks!!

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  124. Gosh! your card is amazing. You're so talented. I'd love a copy of the template, could you please send it to simple_as_abc@hotmail.com?
    Keep up the wonderful creations!

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  125. Wow! This is amazing~!
    Can you please email me the card template?
    Appreciate alotssss~
    yuiwee9339@gmail.com

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  126. I love your cards! Could you please send me the graduation card - my daughter graduates in May and this would be perfect for her.
    Thanks!
    Patty M
    patricia.mckernan@att.net

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  127. I love it !!! Can you please send me the template im just so in love with this cap .. my mail address is louka5852@gmail.com thank you sooo much

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  128. I Love it. Please I want the template! Thanks
    Claudia Alvarado
    claudiadequiros@hotmail.com

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  129. Great idea. I have an upcoming graduation and I think that card looks amazing... I would really appreciate it if you could send me the template.... my email is ghettobarbie@sbcglobal.net

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  130. I would also love this template...such a great idea! My email is kedharris@myfairpoint.net. Thanks so much!

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  131. I have been searching the internet for a free template to make a cap and at last I found one and it looks perfect. Curious in seeing how the cap opens at the bottom. Please send me your template and your awesome for sharing it. stantond09@gmail.com

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  132. OMGoodness, can I please get this template for the grad cap. I would so appreciate it!! MorphMania @ gmail . com It is awesome! Thanks so much.

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  133. Have just sat my last exam & would love to give this card to some of my fellow graduates.
    Love it
    sam.rey@bigpond.com

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