Altered Gatefold Graduation Card

This Altered Gatefold Graduation Card is for my nephew Troy.  Congratulations Troy.  It is a fancy card that is very simple to do.  It is almost a typical double gatefold card but with the flaps cut smaller.  

Graduates this year are not getting the graduation they expected.  This card won’t make up for that, but I hope it will help.  Tell your graduate you appreciate their hard work.

You will need:
Paper Selection

I did this card in red and grey because they are our high school colors. You can choose any color you want.  The base card needs to be two sided because you do see a little of both sides, but not much.  Patterns would work well with any part of this card as long as the pen showed up.  Just don’t use too many patterns.  This would get confusing.

Cutting the card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a red gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used my own font CMV Zebra and you can get more info on it here.

The “happy graduation” is very thin so be careful when removing it from the mat. 

Assembling the Altered Gatefold Graduation Card

First re-crease all the folds.  Then glue all the embellishments on the overlays.  Glue the “happy graduation” together as a shadow.  Other than that it is fairly simple to place everything where it belongs.  Follow the pictures if you have questions.  Finally glue the overlays onto the card.

And your altered gatefold graduation card is done.  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

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