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Need A Graduation Card With A Wow Factor? I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I'm kind of excited about this project. I went into Cricut Design Space looking for an awesome graduation box card (or any cool graduation card design!) and basically came up with nothing. There were some money holders and […]
Need A Graduation Card With A Wow Factor?
I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I'm kind of excited about this project. I went into Cricut Design Space looking for an awesome graduation box card (or any cool graduation card design!) and basically came up with nothing. There were some money holders and simple designs, but I wanted a wow factor.
So I made my own.
If you have Cricut Access, you should be able to access the file and use it for yourself. Need Cricut Access? Here's a link for that. I totally think it's worth it to have access to all of those files and images.
If you already have Cricut Access, you can follow this link and it'll take you to a sign up for my email list (pretty please?) and as soon as you provide your email, you'll get an instant download of the file location.
Change A Cricut File to Suit Your Needs
If you've read my blog or seen my tutorials, you'll know that I'm a big fan of box cards. I love a good pop out, and a box card kind of pops out in every direction at the same time! So, when there was a lack of acceptable exciting graduation cards from which to choose, I went to look at the box card designs to see if there was something I could change to suit my needs.
Here is the file that I found.
Yes. It's a sympathy card.
But the more I looked at it, the more it started checking the boxes for me.
Some sort of celebratory looking flags are in the design, so that's festive!
There are a lot of features in the design, which I think makes the card looks FULL
Let me show you how I changed the sympathy box card design into a graduation box card design!
No Sympathy Card Here!
Below are the step by step directions on how I changed the Cricut Design Space sympathy box card design into a graduation box card design. There aren't a ton of fancy skills used, but we do use the flatten tool, which has been known to incite fear in new users.
It's not scary, I promise, and with that one tool, we can basically do all of the changes we need.
I will also include a link to the video tutorial below, in case you prefer to just watch the step by step directions, or want to follow along for yourself.
That's it. I also deleted a random swirly thing that I didn't like...but changing the sentiment, the flag text and adding some graduation imagery made this design decidedly festive!
Now, let's put it together our new non-sympathetic graduation box card. 🙂
And Now, We Assemble!
Assembling a box card is always kind of magical for me. I absolutely love it when it comes together and suddenly there is a super-dimensional something-or-other in front of you!
Assembling this box card was kind of a breeze. I said so at the beginning of the assembly portion of my video, which I thought for sure was going to jinx me, but it was just as simple as I had hoped.
The Issue of An Envelope...
One of the things I like when you purchase an SVG file from many other designers such as SVGcuts is that they will include an envelope with the design. With many Cricut projects, you often need to go find one for yourself.
Luckily, there are a number of envelopes in the images section of Cricut Design Space, but how do you know what size you need? And how do you resize it if it's too small?
With this card, I don't think there is a way to pre-design an envelope since the size of the card is, in my opinion, largely dependent on where you stick the flowers. If I had chosen to put them all out toward the edges of the inside tabs, it would have been even wider.
So, in a follow up post, we will deal with the issue of the envelope. I'll make sure to let you know when that post is up!
Here is the Link to the Video Tutorial!
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