Saturday, May 24, 2014

Graduation Cards ~ Spring Up Style Cards

This is a graduation card I made for my nephew. He will be graduating from high school today and entering the Marines in a few months. I made the card base following a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for the Spring Up Card. It's called that because the card folds flat for mailing and then springs up when removed from the envelope. I did, however, use my Cricut Explore and Design Space to create the card base.

Following my design, the Explore cut and scored the base. I used the write and cut feature of the Explore to make the year and name. I used a square of black cardstock, a brad and some embroidery thread to create the cap and tassel.

I kept the front of the card simple {after all, it is for a boy}. And he's going to be more interested in the back of the card anyway! Where the card folds, a little pocket is created. I cut a smaller white square to write our "Congrats" on and used washi tape to add some money.

 This is how the card folds flat and what it looks like going into the custom made envelope.

This was such a fun card to make! And since I have the file in Design Space, I made another one. This time I embellished it with a paper doll using the Scrap Factory Doll Builder Program and a piece of patterned paper. Isn't that little graduation boy so cute? I used the Bobby hairstyle and the Grad Boy Suit and Diploma.

Congratulations to all the Graduates out there! Whether you're graduating from college, high school or kindergarten, you should be proud of your accomplishments!


  1. Great graduation card! Love the graduation boy and how you used the cap for the money insert. Thank you for playing along with us at CardzTV!!

    Linda ☺
    Crafting With Nana

  2. 'really great instructions, as always, Paulette! Love these cards!

  3. Both of your cards are terrific! Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  4. What a fabulous graduation cards!!! I love them both!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV.