Tuesday Tutorial

Graduation Money Holder (Part One)

This time of year, we receive quite a few graduation invitations and I am always trying to find a simple, yet, stylish way to congratulate the kids for all their hard work. If you are like me, you can’t just go purchase a card from the store, you need to make something fun and unique. This year, I found a pattern to create this money envelope which I replicated in Cricut Design Space™ so that I could make multiples without too much work. (All I have to do is change the cardstock color.) This week, I have created a Design Space™ tutorial for you and included the list of supplies used at the very bottom of this post.

GraduationMoneyHolder_Finished

Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert a SQUARE SHAPE, resize to 7.25″w x 7″h, then POSITION shape at x=0 and y=0.
2. Insert a SCORE LINE and resize it to 7″h. POSITION the Score Line at x=2 and y=0.
3. DUPLICATE the Score Line and POSITION it at x=5.25 and y=0. (DO NOT ATTACH)
4. Insert a SQUARE SHAPE and resize to 2.75″w x 7″h. DUPLICATE the Rectangle and resize to 2.25″w x 7″h. SELECT all three Rectangle shapes and choose ALIGN CENTER.

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5. Insert a CIRCLE SHAPE and resize to 2.5″w x 1.5″h. DUPLICATE the shape two times (three ovals) then place one Oval at the base of the rectangle, centering it to create the cut-out on the envelope.
6. Select the smallest rectangle and the oval then choose SLICE. DELETE the unwanted images. Repeat with the remaining Ovals and Rectangles. (Some images will “move to front” when you slice. Just “move to back” as needed.)

 

7. Select the Largest Rectangle and the two Score Lines and choose ATTACH.
8. Add Star Shapes if desired and change the colors to the desired colors.

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Once the images are cut out, you can use the Color Your Life stamp set to add the “Celebrate” sentiment. Place adhesive ¼” along the side of the Base Cardstock, fold in the sides and adhere them to form a pocket. Adhere the remaining layers and stars, using Thin 3D Foam Dots as needed for dimension.

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You have now created the basic envelope for the Graduation Money Holder. Next week, I will continue with project to show you how to create the money insert. While you wait, you can cut out and assemble all of the envelopes you need for your hard working graduates. I can’t wait to see what you create with this tutorial!

Signature

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Color Your Life Stamp Set

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Crystal Blue Cardstock

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12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

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Cricut Air 2

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12 x 12 Silver Foil Paper

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block

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Cricut Scoring Stylus

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VersaMark Ink Pad

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Craft Heater

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Tombow® Permanent Adhesive

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Thin 3D Foam Dots

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Clear Embossing Powder

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Tuesday Tutorial

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and many of us are scrambling to create some simple valentines for our friends & families.  Whenever I need to create multiples of something fast, I usually turn to my Cricut®.  This week, I have made a super-cute Valentine Treat Box with a tutorial for you to follow. As always, the list of supplies I used on this project can be found at the very bottom of this post.
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Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert image Label – #M4184DE into your canvas.  (You can search the term “Label” and choose another shape you own that is similar.)
2. Resize the image to 3.5″w x 5″h. (You will have to UNLOCK to edit the Size.)
3. Position the image at X=0 and Y=0.
4. Insert a SCORE LINE shape then ROTATE 90′ and RESIZE to 3.5″.
5. Position the Score Line at X=0 and Y=2.
6. DUPLICATE the Score and Position the Score Line at X=0 and Y=3.
7. SELECT ALL and ATTACH the Score Lines to the image.

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8. Insert a Circle shape then Resize to .25″.  Position the Circle at the center of the top of the image.  (I used Align Horizontally to help me with this. )
9. DUPLICATE the Circle and position the Circle at the center of the bottom of the image.
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10. SELECT ALL and ATTACH the Circles to the image.

I chose to add “Hugs & Kisses” Text to the inside of my image, but you can stamp a sentiment if you would like.  The Camera, Heart, and “You & I Click” Sentiment were created from images on Close to My Heart cartridges.  I added three Hugs® candies to the inside before tying the ribbon. (Treasures® chocolate candies also fit.)

I hope you take the time to create some Valentine Treats of your own.  If you don’t have the time to re-create this or just don’t want to fuss with Design Space, I do have this Cricut® file for sale in my online Holiday Store.  You will need to own the cartridges used in order to cut out the images.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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30% off PENS!  Choose from glitter, gel, and rainbow colors.

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Artfully Sent Cricut Collection

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12 x 12 Ruby Cardstock

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Artistry Cricut Collection

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Silver Glitter Paper

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Black and White Dots

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Cricut® Air 2

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Cricut Explore® Candy Shop Pen Set
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Micro-Tip Scissors

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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3D Foam Dots

* The links provided to the Cricut® website are through the ShareASale affiliate program and are posted as an endorsement. ShareASale compensates me a small portion of sales made through these advertisement links.