It’s Graduation Time with a Free Design Space File

It’s that time of year when we spend our days gathering up generic “congratulations” cards in hopes that one of them will work for the ever-growing list of graduates.  This month, I am offering you an alternative – A Graduation Pocket card project.♥  This Cricut Design Space™ file is sent FREE to you when you make a purchase from my website during the month of May. If you would like to recreate this project as shown, you can find a list of products I used at the very bottom of this post. MissCarriesCreations-GraduationMoneyPocketEach of these Pocket Cards fits into a 5½” x 4¼” envelope and is designed to hold either a Gift Card or Money.  Once you have opened the Free Cricut Design Space™ file, you can cut out all the images from various Close to My Heart cardstock & papers. I chose to use our Into the Wild papers with Sapphire and New England Ivy cardstock.

You will need to own the Artbooking Cricut™ collection to cut out the images I used. The Pocket Cards are my own personal design and I always ask that they not be shared, posted online, sold, or published.

After assembling the Pocket Cards, you can personalize it with stamped images you own. I chose to use images from the You Are Awesome Cardmaking Kit. This kit not only gave me some great images for my Pocket Cards, but I was able to make TWELVE MORE cards to give at graduations. (Side Note: These would also be perfect for Father’s Day!)

This Pocket Card Design Space™ is only available for FREE during the month of May with a purchase from my website. Once you have placed your online order, I will send the link to the file to the email attached to your order.  This file will not be available for sale, cannot be shared, and it is only available for a limited time, so please make sure to place your order before midnight May 31st for your link to these images.

I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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Into the Wild Paper Pack

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Into the Wild Coordinating Cardstock

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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You Are Awesome Cardmaking Kit

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Heather Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Mink Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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White Cards & Envelopes

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Basic Circle Thin Cuts

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Stitched Circle Thin Cuts

       

Tuesday Tutorial

Graduation Money Holder (Part Two)

Last week, I created the first part of the tutorial to show you how to make a Graduation Money Holder envelope in Cricut Design Space™.  This week, I will show you how to create the money insert in Design Space™ and I have included the list of supplies used at the very bottom of this post.

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Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert a SQUARE SHAPE and resize to 3″w x 7″h.
2. Insert a SQUARE SHAPE and resize to 3″w x 4″h.
3. Insert a TRIANGLE SHAPE and resize to 4″w then ROTATE 30°. Position the Triangle over the top of the 3″ x 4″ rectangle.
4. Select the Triangle and the Small Rectangle and choose SLICE. DELETE the unwanted images.

 

5. Insert a Tag Image and resize to fit the top of the Money Holder Insert. (I used Luggage Tag – #M275FA92 from the You Are Here Collection.)

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6. Add stars and a square to write a sentiment onto the “Pocket”.

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Once the images are cut out, place adhesive ¹⁄ 8″ along the left side and the bottom to form a pocket. This will allow you to easily slide the gift in from the right side.  Adhere the remaining layers and stars, then add some matching ribbon to the tag to pull-out the insert, and you are ready to give this to the hard-working graduate.

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This Graduation Money Holder can be made from any cardstock color or patterned paper. I can’t wait to see what you create with this tutorial!

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You Are Here Cricut Collection

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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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Tombow® Permanent Adhesive

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Thin 3D Foam Dots

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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VersaMark Ink Pad

* 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.

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.

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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!

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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

* 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.