Caps Off Graduate Card

We should all say Caps Off Graduate with this card.  This card looks great and is simple to make.  For the backing on the cover I found some vellum with flecks of confetti in it and it looked fantastic.

This is an easy card anyone should be able to make.

You will need:
Paper Selection

I did this card in grey and black but you can choose any color you want.  Make it match their school colors mabye.  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.

For the piece between the two base cards I found some vellum, like I said above.  But you could use any paper or vellum you wanted.  Make it glitter paper or mabye one of the school colors.

Cutting the card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font called Akasia and you can get it at Creative Fabrica.  While you are there check out their memberships.  I pay $9 a month and get access to everything they have.

Assembling the Caps Off Graduate Card
First re-crease the folds on both base cards.  Next take whatever paper you decided to put in the middle and glue it to the back of the cutout.  Put the glue on the cutout side so that you don’t see it when you put the card together.  Check to make sure the card is lined up properly before you glue the two base cards together. Then attach the other base card.  Check that the card works properly.  Finally, attach the embellishment to the inside top.

And your Caps Off Graduate Card is done and fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.  See how easy that was?

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.

Graduation Wiper Card to Make

This Graduation Wiper Card jumps out when opened.  Tell the graduate in your life that you are proud of them with this card.

The card fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
Paper Selection

I did this Graduation Wiper card in grey and black to make it unisex.  It would be cute in school colors too.    Patterns would work well with any part of this card.  The base card needs to be 65 lb weight or heavier but the embellishments can be any weight.

Cutting the card

The “graduate” and the people are very thin so be careful when removing them from the mat

Assembling the Graduation Wiper Card

First re-crease all the folds. The two base cards fit together with the smaller sections on opposite ends.  First, glue the end smaller section to the back of the other base on the large end forming a “box” with a tab at each end.

Then attach the wiper to the inside small section on the left by gluing the triangle end with the point of the triangle up and just below the top of the card.

Next, attach the embellishments on the overlay pieces.  And then attach the overlay pieces to the card base.  Look at the picture if you need help.  Finally attach the cap and the diploma to the wiper.  Make sure that they don’t hang over the left side or they will stick out the top of the card.

Tuck the wiper in and press the card closed.  When opened the wiper will pop up.

And your Graduation Wiper Card is done!