I took plain black card stock for the left and used one of my handy Martha Stewart punchers on the side. The other side came from a Recollections paper pad I own that has many sparkly, fun sheets in it. GRAD is actually sparkly chipboard, though you can't really tell from the picture. Lastly, I bought some Jolee embellishments at Michael's because I was afraid I wasn't going to have time to create my own. To make the hats pop out a bit, I mounted them on silver, sparkly paper. (I'm a fan of sparkles, can you tell??)
I'm entering this card in the Cricut Cardz Challenge #109 where there are already some pretty amazing projects up! If you have a graduation card you've made, then make sure you enter too!
Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!