Congratulations Grad Card

Graduation season is among us! Although I always have a graduate or two that I’m aware of, I love to make multiple graduation cards so I have them ready for the unexpected ones. TIP: If you don’t put the graduation year on them, you can save them for future year graduates!

This fun square card was made using a layered image in Cricut Design Space, one piece of patterned paper, foam adhesive and four pieces of cardstock. It was easy to match school colors since CutCardStock has so many variety and shades of colors. The colors used in this card are Cougar Smooth White, Black Licorice, Textured Yellow and Granny Smith Green.

CutCardStock also has a variety of envelope sizes and I’ve wanted to try a square card for so long. Since the envelope is 6×6, cut the cardbase at 11.5 x 5.75 and scored at the 5.75″ mark. The image was set to 5.5″ to ensure a thin border between the design and the cardbase.

The silhouette layer was adhered directly on top of the patterned paper but the second layer (Congratulations) was adhered by using foam adhesive.

Originally I planned to use the same foam adhesive for the top layer but quickly changed my mind. It just seemed too thick for the envelope. When adhering each layer, put pressure on the bottom left corner first to ensure accurate placement and then slowly lay the rest of the layers to the cardbase.

Apply each layer this way and then trim off any places that were uneven. Hey, we’re not perfectionists afterall! šŸ™‚

This card was so simple to make. The Cricut did most of the work and color matching was easy with all the varieties of paper shades available at the CutCardStock website.

Have fun creating your own graduation cards and while you’re at it, try a square card using any size envelope available at CutCardStock.

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