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Today I want to help you make a lovely graduation card with this FREE To My Graduate Graduation Card Single Line Design.
For this project you can use several different materials such as the Cricut pens, the Cricut Foil Tool, the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill, or even just regular sketch pens or markers that you might have.
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS GRADUATION CARD WITH YOUR CRICUT
1. This FREE Graduation Card Single Line Design that you can download at the bottom of this post.
2. Your Cricut cutting machine and Design Space readily available.
3. Whichever writing tool you’d like to use for this card. You can pick from the Cricut Foil Tool, Cricut Pens, We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill, or any other sketch pens or markers.
I’m going to walk you through how to do this with the Cricut sketch pens for today.
LET’S MAKE A GRADUATION CARD WITH CRICUT SKETCH pens
Okay, before you get ready to make this card, make sure that the Cricut pen or maker that you will be using is good on ink.
The last thing you want to do is mess this card up because your pen doesn’t have sufficient ink to complete it.
Let’s do this! Step 1 is to download the FREE Graduation Card Single Line Design and Sketch Pen design and upload it to Design Space.
It will look a little bit strange when you bring it in, because all the pieces will be together.
This design includes the card in an A2 size or 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches.
You will need to select the design to ungroup it.
But before you ungroup it, to make sure that the size is correct, you’ll want to make sure that the height for the design is 8.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide.
The large rectangle is a cut design. This will cut the A2 greeting card for you.
The red line is a “score line”. This will score the card down the middle to make for easy folding. You will need to select this line and change the line type to “score”.
The last part is the design which reads “To My Graduate”. For this part to draw, you will need to change the line type to draw for it.
Once you’ve followed all of these little steps, you’ll want to select all 3 elements and “attach” them together.
Now you’re ready to cut, score and draw.
I suggest that you start off with a regular sheet of cardstock, in any color that you’d like and place it on a the blue, light grip, Cricut mat.
The first thing the machine will do is to cut the cardstock out in the shape of a rectangle.
It will then prompt you to put in your score pen tool or the score wheel tool to score the card down the middle where it will be folded.
Once this is done, the last step is to draw the design, and the machine will prompt you to put in the pen of your choice to finish the card.
The last steps to assemble the card are to take it off the mat.
To do this, turn the mat upside down with the card face down and pull the mat off the card.
This will help prevent the card from curling.
Finally you will cold the card half way using the score line as a guide.
And there you go, you’ve completed your graduation card project using a single line design and your Cricut sketch pens.
TIPS FOR USING SINGLE LINE DESIGNS WITH YOUR CRICUT
1. Make sure to look at the mat view before your send your design cut, score and draw.
This will tell you where to put your cardstock material down to ensure the card cuts out right.
2. It’s easiest to draw the entire design in one color.
When you’re using single line designs, sometimes the design will come with separate elements, which will tempt you to use multiple colors for it.
You can do that, but it’s much simpler to draw it all out in one color.
If you do decide to do it in multiple colors, just make sure that you “attach” the design together before you send it to the machine.
3. The thicker the pens you use, the less neat the finished product will look.
I don’t know why this happens, but it’s a fact of life that the thicker the pen tip is, the messier the card will look.
I suggest using fine point pens with your sketch and single line designs. Unless you’d like a bold look to your fonts.
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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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Thank you so much for your support, and if you make anything with this design, tag me @PerfectStylishCuts, I love seeing your makes.
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