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If you’re wondering how you can make a quick Graduation greeting card with your Cricut this year, I’ve got you covered.
I am going to share with you everything you need to know about making these cards with any cutting machine, and you’ll also get this FREE Hats Off To You Graduation Card SVG File.
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The materials to make this card are very simple.
It’s basically just your Cricut cutting machine, two colors of cardstock, and the FREE Hats Off To You Graduation Card Svg File which you can download at the bottom of this post.
There is also a score line in this design, and so having your score wheel blade or score pen available will be a necessity.
Now, let’s get started!
Actually before we start I do just want to let you know that this is not a Cricut Joy card. This card is meant for all cutting machines.
We will be making the card from start to finish, as in cutting the actual card and insert for it, so you won’t need to purchase any pre-made cards.
In case you’re wondering, I used two 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheets of cardstock for this project. And the card size is a 5×7 inch card.
LET’S MAKE A GRADUATION CARD WITH CRICUT
The first thing you need to do after you’ve gathered all your materials is to download the FREE Hats Off To You Graduation Card Svg File at the bottom of this post, and upload it to Cricut Design Space.
To make our 5×7 greeting card, you will need to make sure that the design is grouped together and you’re going to adjust the width to 10 inches and the height to 7 inches.
Once you’ve sized the project accordingly, you’ll want to ungroup it, and then attach the outer card and the score line together.
Now you’re ready to cut.
The first thing that will cut out is the outside card, followed by the score line.
When the time comes in to do the score line, make sure that you change out your blade for the score wheel attachment or put in the score pen tool.
If you leave your blade in for this part, it will cut the card in two pieces.
My suggestion is that if you don’t have a score pen tool or the score wheel attachment for the Cricut Maker is to just delete the score line before you send the card to cut.
You can always fold the card over evenly yourself and use a scraper tool to really press and crease the card in half.
Once your card has been cut, remove it carefully from the mat and set it aside. Now put in your insert color cardstock and let it cut.
Your card pieces are now all cut and ready to assemble. First things first. Go ahead and fold the card over at the score line and really press that edge to form a good crease.
I like to use my Cricut scraper tool, but just using your fingers is good enough as well.
To finish the card you will need to attach your color insert to the card from the inside. I like to do this using a thin line of regular glue, but any glue you have on hand will do.
Just make sure to let it dry and use a minimal amount to avoid it spilling over the sides of the card.
And there you have it. You finished your card!
TIPS FOR CUTTING CARDSTOCK WITH YOUR CRICUT
1. Use the blue Cricut mat for light weight materials.
The reason what you’ll want to use the light grip blue mat is because you don’t want your card to be stuck to your mat more than it needs to be. If your mat is too sticky you will risk the paper tearing when you go to pull it off at the end.
2. Use the “cardstock” setting on your machine and within Design Space as well.
If your materials are heavier than just regular cardstock, select a setting that most suits that type of material.
3. To avoid curling, pull your mat from your card at the end, not the card from the mat.
This means that when your card is finished cutting, you will want to turn the mat upside down, with the card facing the bottom and you will want to peel the mat off the card.
I HAVE MORE GRADUATION FREEBIES FOR YOU!
You can use this design for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share it with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload it to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production.
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DOWNLOAD THE HATS OFF TO YOU GRADUATION CARD SVG CUT FILE HERE