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Easy to Make Graduation Card with Pictures and your Cricut Machine

Updated on August 15, 2011

Graduation is such a happy time. Buying a graduation card takes time and expense to find just the right one, then it is one of thousands of the same card, pretty but not really special.  A Cricut Machine allows you to create beautiful, homemade cards for any occasion and you can add special touches.

I created a custom Graduation card, easy to make, with my Cricut Personal Cutting Machine. I decided to use the school's colors and add a graduation photo of the graduate to the card for that extra special, custom look. 

It was very easy and customizable for your graduate; for instance, you could substitute Congrats for Happy and so forth.

Cards and Scrapbook Layouts are a breeze, very easy to design and cut using the Cricut Cutting Machine.

Specifics

Cricut Cartridge: Don Juan  (This cartridge is generally included in the purchase of your Cricut Personal Cutting Machine.

Cricut Cartridge: Sentimentals

Blade Depth: #2

Pressure: Max

Speed: Medium

Medium Weight Cardstock for intricate cutouts

Step by Step

Using: Sentimentals cartridge:

Step 1: Cut one <Frame3>, pg 29, Size 4" for a 3 x 2 1/2" Photo, using Shadow and Frame3 keyboard key. Cuts the bottom layer of photo frame.

Step 2: Adhere the bottom layer cut to the middle right side of your cardstock base card.

Step 3: Cut one <Frame3>, pg 29, Size 4" for a 3 x 2 1/2" Photo, using just Frame3 keyboard key. Cuts the middle layer of photo frame.

Step 4: Adhere the middle layer cut on top of the bottom layer cut.

Step 5: Adhere your photo to the middle layer cut.

Step 6: Cut one <Frame3>, pg 29, Size 4" for a 3 x 2 1/2" Photo, using Layer and Frame3 keyboard key. Cuts the top intricate layer of photo frame.

Step 7: Adhere the Intricate layer around the photo. Take care to line up outer cutouts with the middle layer cutout.

Using the DonJuan Cartridge:

Step 8: Cut one Congrats sentiment, size 1/2" using Marquee and each appropriate keyboard key. Adhere each letter to the top (Congrats). I applied my gluestick to the entire top of the card, then placed and arranged the letters evenly.

Step 9: Cut one Graduate sentiment, size 1/2" using Marquee and each appropriate keyboard key. Adhere each letter to the left side (Graduate). I applied my gluestick to the entire left side of the card, then placed and arranged the letter evenly.

Step 10: Cut each number (2011), Size 3/4", using each appropriate number key.

Cut each number (2011), Size 3/4", using Shadow and each appropriate number key.

Step 11: Adhere the top number cutout to the shadow cutout.

Step 12: Adhere the 2011 cutout to bottom of the card.




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      trick153 6 years ago

      Who is that strange girl with the cap & gown......lol.