Sunday, May 11, 2014

Graduation Card

My card is inspired by the Congrats card designed by Jennie Harper found on page 36 of the Summer 2014 issue of CardMaker.

graduation card 2014

I used my Cricut® Explore and Cricut® Design Space to create this card.

To create the top (yellow) layer use any rectangle shape. I sized my rectangle to be 1/2" shorter and narrower than the card I used. I had to turn off the lock, that is, stop the image from being proportional for how the designer created it, to size the image exactly the size I needed it.

Then I looked for a font that gave the same effect as the font (stamp) on the card that inspired me. I went to and browsed until I found one I liked. It was Typography Times by Tipografia Leone.

"Congrats!" was written with two different pens. One was a blue marker from a 10 Pack of Classic Colors (Fine Line) of Crayola Markers and the other was a Silver Metallic Cricut® Explore Pen (the pen that came with my Explore). "Graduate!" was written with the Midnight Antiquity Cricut® Explore Pen.

"2014" was cut using blue paper from Cricut® Birthday Bash cartridge.

I cut the blue layer 1/4 inch larger than the yellow layer and placed them on the front of a blank white card that came with an envelope.

I used cardstock that matched (as close as possible) the school colors of the graduate. This was a quick card to create. I hope the graduate likes the card as much as I had fun creating it.

Thanks for reading my blog post today. If you have a moment, I would love to know what you think about my card.


  1. I love how you used the various pens on this. Great card!

  2. Love this card and thank you for sharing... So glad you were inspired by my design and LOVE how you added "graduate!"

  3. I, too, love how you snuck 'graduate' in under the 2014. I missed it the first time around. Love the different colors for the words too. You are getting to be quite the designer, my friend!


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