Congrats Graduate Cricut Card

I may not have a graduate myself this year, but I know loads of people who do. It’s always great to have some graduation cards like this Congratsย Graduate one on hand either way. You never know when a coworker (or relative) will surprise you with news of their graduate. I wanted this card to have a more traditional look with black and gold, but you could easily use your school’s colors instead and the finished card will have a more custom look.

This is the second card I’ve made with my craft robot Cricut and again it was super simple to make. Like with the #1 Teacher Cricut Card, I used Cricut’s Simple Everyday Cards cartridge. I did have one hiccup with this card, however, as you will see below. I also used washi tape to decorate the liner paper, but you could easily use printed or metallic paper instead. Like many of my craft supplies, I scored these rolls of washi tape in Target’s Bullseye’s Playground (One Spot) area for only $1 each. As always with Cricut, you are only limited by your imagination.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Graduation Craft Tutorial

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card

Materials

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Materials

Instructions

Step 1: Set Image #8 to cut at 5.5 inches and cut on the black cardstock.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 1a

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 1b

TIP: The booklet said 4.25 inches, but as you can see in the photo below, that was far too small. I’ll be thinking about final sizes more as I make future cards.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Tip 1

Step 2: Set Image F1 + 8 to cut at 5.5 inches and cut out on white cardstock.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 2a

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 2b

Step 3: For this step, you can get as creative as you like. Simply stick the gold washi tape to the white cardstock cut out. I put mine straight across, but you could put yours on at a diagonal or any which way. Whatever suits you.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 3

Step 4: Trim any excess washi tape from the edges of the white card.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 4a

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 4b

Step 5: Stick a small piece of double sided tape (or adhesive of your choice) to the four corners of the washi taped side of the white cut out.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 5

Step 6: Stick the washi taped card to the inside of the black cut out so that the washi tape can be seen through the design.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 6

TIP: It helps if you stick the washi tape card to the correct side, lol.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Tip 2

Step 7: Fold the card in half and sign with a gold or white marker.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 7

That’s it! Just a few steps and your Congrats Graduate card is done. How would you make it differently? Have any of you made one with different colors? If so, we’d love to see photos!

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Complete

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Also, our friend over at P.S. I Love You Crafts has some great Graduation Scrapbook Pages for you to make after graduation is over.

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Marie Dabbs

About Marie Dabbs

Hi, I'm Marie. I have been a giant craft nerd for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques, even if a few turn out to be epic fails. Over the years and after three kids involved in Scouts and other activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I'm at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It's so much fun!

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