It is graduation time again! I was inspired to make this layered graduation card by something I saw Crafters Companion do on HSN. But I layered my cut outs. Send this wonderful card to your graduate and let them know you are proud of them!
This card will thrill and graduate and they will be so happy you remembered them! And it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.
You will need:
- Cardstock for the base
- Various Cardstock scraps
- Foam Tape
- Download File
For the base of this layered graduation card I used for this card is a wonderful grey marbled pattern. Unfortunately, it is one sided so I added an overlay for the front. (If your paper is two sided you won’t need the overlay.) Everything is done in shades of grey but use any colors you want. School colors, if you know them, work great. All the papers need to be 65 lb. weight or heavier. The white oval is glitter cardstock to add some shimmer to the card.
Cutting the Layered Graduation card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a black marker pen. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used a font called bubble texture and you can download it at Creative Fabrica. I don’t know how much it is, I have a membership and everything is free and it doesn’t tell me.
If your base card paper is two sided, you don’t need the light grey rectangle for the front. Just hide it before you cut.
The lettering on the front is cut out so save those letters. The caps inside the graduate are very thin so be careful when removing them from the mat.
Assembling the Layered Graduation Card
Next, the front oval and the letters are glued with Art Glitter Glue. The graduates are attached with foam tape to add dimension to the front of the card. If you don’t have any, you can use regular glue but the card pops better with the foam tape.
Graduation Fun Facts
- The tradition of tossing graduation caps in the air originated during a Naval Academy ceremony in 1912.
- Graduation hats are believed to have been developed in the 15th century, evolving from hats known as birettas used by Catholic clerics, scholars and professors.
- Former child prodigy Michael Kearney graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1994 at the age of 10.
- “Pomp and Circumstance Marches” are a series of six marches for orchestra originally composed by Sir Edward Elgar.
- Cecil Smith of Westlake, California, is the oldest known recipient of a General Educational Development (GED) degree. He dropped out of school in the 1920s and earned his degree some 80 years later at age 94