How to Make a Simple Graduation Card with Cricut

It's graduation time! Students are graduating from high school and college. My best friend's son was graduating and I knew I wanted to make a memorable and special graduation card for him. Nothing frilly and flowery was needed for this graduation card as the card was for a young man.

My Cricut Personal Cutting Machine was put into use and in no time I was able to make a really nice special card for this special person.

I used a Cricut Cartridge that I just purchased called Stamping. This is the first cartridge I have purchased that has no booklet or box, just the template, cartridge, and a flyer included. It's the perfect cartridge when you want to cutout a special sentiment from your scrapbooking cardstock. Included are sentiments such as: Dream, Congrats, Reunion, Happy Birthday, Hello, and many handy sentiments. Also included are fun creative shapes to cutout and embellish your card or scrapbook layout. I also used my trusty Don Juan Cricut Cartridge; this cartridge has single letters and numbers along with popular sentiments to cutout.

Specifics

  • Card Size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cricut Cartridge: Stamping
  • Cricut Cartridge: Don Juan
  • Cardstock from DCWV-The Rustic Collection
  • Pressure: Max
  • Blade Depth: #2
  • Speed: Medium

Step by Step

  1. Cut out your piece of cardstock for the base of the card, measuring 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the card
  2. Stamping Cartridge: Cut one <Congrats>, Size 1" using the Shadow and Keyboard key. This will give you the bottom larger layer.
  3. Stamping Cartridge: Cut one <Congrats>, Size 1" using the Blackout and Keyboard key. This will give you the middle layer.
  4. Stamping Cartridge: Cut one <Congrats>, Size 1" using just the keyboard key. This will give you the top layer.
  5. Don Juan Cartridge: Cut one <Snowflks>, pg 73, size 1 1/2" using the Under Pressure and Keyboard key. This will give you the top layer.
  6. Don Juan Cartridge: Cut one <Snowflks>, pg 73, size 1 1/2" using the Under Pressure Shadow and keyboard key. This will give you the bottom larger layer.
  7. Don Juan Cartridge: Cut one <You Did It>, pg 73, size 1 1/2" using the Under Pressure Shadow and keyboard key. This will give you the bottom larger layer.
  8. Don Juan Cartridge: Cut one <You Did It>, pg 73, size 1 1/2" using again the Under Pressure and keyboard key. If you want a middle layer, this will give you one cut the same size as top layer.
  9. Don Juan Cartridge: Cut one <You Did It>, pg 73, size 1 1/2" using the Under Pressure and keyboard key. This will give you the top layer.
  10. Adhere the bottom layer of Congrats to your card.
  11. Adhere the middle layer of Congrats on top of the bottom Congrats on your card.
  12. Adhere the top layer of Congrats.
  13. Adhere the bottom and middle layer (if you chose to cut one) of "You Did It" to your card.
  14. Adhere the top layer of "You Did It" to your card, offset just a tiny bit lower if you chose to cut the middle layer.
  15. Adhere the bottom larger layer of the "Snowflake" to your card, then adhere the top "Snowflake" layer.

Cricut Solutions Cartridge, Stamping
Cricut Solutions Cartridge, Stamping

A very versatile cartridge full of shapes and phrases for many occasions. Great to have in your library of Cricut Cartridges.

 

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