Yippee for Yana: Graduation with DIY Tassel

Hi friends! Happy Monday! It’s that time of year where we are starting to celebrate graduations! Check out this fun idea by Yana Smakula and be inspired! (Please note; our dear friend Yana is Ukrainian, to show support to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, please see Yana’s post HERE.)

Hello, crafters, this is Yana Smakula for Simon Says Stamp! Welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video!

In this video, I’m sharing a CAS graduation card with a DIY interactive tassel using the Grad Party stamp set from Cathy Zielske.

I started working on my card by figuring out a simple way to make a thread tassel for a graduation cap. The image in this stamp set is a completely solid one, so if you stamp it in black ink, everything ends up black – the cap and the tassel. I wanted to have a different color tassel so I did a little bit of experimenting.

First, of course, I stamped the cap image in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock. I cut the cap out using a coordinating die and that’s where the altering started. First, I used scissors and cut the tassel off. In this image there’s a gap between the tassel and the cap, so that allows for a very clean cut. There’s no leftover black ink and it looks like it was meant like that. I then poked a hole in the center – that’s where our tassel is going to go.

I used yellow DMC floss to make the tassel. Watch my video tutorial for a simply how-to. The process is similar to making a pop pom.

I threaded the tassel through the hole in our graduation cap and secured the end with a foam square. A perfect mini graduation cap and colorful movable tassel!

I made 7 caps and positioned them somewhat randomly onto my background. I picked a light blue background as it goes well with the yellow tassels. I tried to keep the caps in 2 rows, but rotate and flip them, to add movement to this design. I stamped my sentiment – “Congrats On a Job Well Done” and another one that reads “You Did It”! I adhered this panel onto an A2 card base and stamped small filler images in between the caps – little stars and dots. You can use any small images you have in your stash to add this type of filler to the card. Or you can even use a pen and draw some yourself. It is pretty easy! Have fun stamping!



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??Ways to support Ukraine:

If you are looking for ways to support Ukraine, we encourage you to visit this page on Yana’s blog:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. What a great graduation card. Love the tassels. Thanks for showing us how to make them and for sharing this neat card. Stay safe.

  2. So cute, with a real tassel. Loved how you created these and they added allot to the card. Thank you. Thoughts and prayers to you.

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