I got the idea to do the grad cap with the Date Disks set from Jennifer Carter when she posted some cards last year. I love that idea! I used Mini Occasions for the cap with Moulin Rouge Palette ink, and I stamped off before stamping on the line. I also stamped off the red stars before stamping that strip. I did the black stars in Noir Pallette at "full ink." Those stars come from Build-a-Background.
The shot above lets you see that the scalloped circles are popped up with Pop Dots. The shot below lets you see that I used Crystal Stickles on random black stars to add a little bling. ;-)