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 Congrats Graduate Cricut Card 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.

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Congrats Graduate Cricut Card DIY Handmade Papercraft Tutorial

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Congrats Graduate Cricut Card

Materials

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Materials

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card

1. Open a new project in Design Space and add the “Congrats Graduate Card” image from the Simple Everyday Cards cartridge to your project.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 1a

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 1b

2. Resize the grouped images to 18.5″ wide.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 2

3. Change the colors of all of your cuts to match the cardstock colors you’ll be using. This will help you keep the different cut layers straight. I used a dark grey for the small backing because it is also black (white in these photos) but if you’re using school colors cardstock, just make that layer match.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 3

4. Cut your layers. You won’t see an envelope here because I didn’t make one for this project originally, but if you need instructions for envelope assembly, just see my T-Rex Fossil Birthday Card tutorial that uses the exact same envelope.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 4a

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 4b

5. For this step, you can get as creative as you like. Simply stick the gold washi tape to the white black cardstock piece. I put mine straight across, but you could put yours on at a diagonal or any which way. Whatever suits you. If you’re using school color cardstock, skip to Step #7.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 5

6. Trim any excess washi tape from the edges of the white black piece.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 6a

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 6b

7. 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 black piece or school color cardstock piece.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 7

8. Place the washi taped OR school color card to the inside of the black cut out so that the washi tape/ color can be seen through the design.

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Step 8

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

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Oops Tip

That’s it! Just a few steps and your Congrats Graduate Cricut Card is done. 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 saw above. 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 Complete

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Complete School Colors

If you’d love to see more fun graduation card ideas, be sure to visit All Free Papercrafts and see their huge selection of projects!

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Congrats Graduate Cricut Card Feature

Hi, I’m Marie. I’ve been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various 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!

Congrats Graduate Cricut Card DIY Handmade Card Tutorial

About Marie Dabbs

Hi, I'm Marie. I've been obsessed with crafting for most of my life. I love to experiment with new crafting techniques as well as making the classics. Over the years and after three kids involved in various 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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