I made this card for my son's graduation. It is worked on a cream 28ct evenweave in stranded cotton. The cap and scroll design is from Jo Verso's "Cross Stitch Cards and Keepsakes" book. The border, background and writing was all added by me. As his degree was in physics I looked up various symbols and equations that relate to that subject to make the background.
A pattern by "The Sweetheart Tree" for the upcoming graduate in your life. Available from Stoney Creek: http://store.stoneycreek.com/the-sweetheart-tree---teenie-graduation-announcement-p10607c318.aspx?Thread=True