I can tell you about these ideas because I just created some graduation cards on Cricut for my son who graduated from kindergarten. Like you, I wanted to give him something different and something he would love that is cost-effective.
At first, I was nervous to create these graduation cards, because this was my first time using Cricut. Their website is easy, user-friendly, and perfect for beginners, which was perfect for me as I am no Graphics Designer but felt like one after creating my cards.
In order to make these cards, you will first need a Cricut Machine (A Cricut machine is a cutting machine that allows you to make beautiful crafts on your own). The one that I’m using is called “Cricut Joy”, which I plugged in the device and connected to my phone through Bluetooth as it does not have an on/off button. Once it was connected, I downloaded the free Cricut Joy app from my Apple Store, but you can use Playstore as well.
The app shows you all the Cricut designs you can choose from or you can create your own designs, but I decided to use some of their designs because it was easier. I was able to type in the category I needed, which was a graduation that starts and went through the step-by-step process. With your Cricut, you can create so many projects, such as graduation cards, graduation caps, graduation gowns, or you could create cards or gift baskets for your graduate.
You have a lot of options for different products, depending on the theme that you’re going for. Once you know what you’re looking for it’s super easy to make your designs using your Cricut.
Here is a list of the items that I used to make the graduation cards:
- Cricut Joy™ Insert Cards
- Cricut Joy™ Card Mat, 4.5″ x 6.25
- Fine Point Pen
- Starter Tool Set
- Cricut Joy™
After making your card, you will need to remove the plastic before you place your card on your card mat. Once you remove the plastic, you’ll notice that the card mat is sticky. It’s sticky to ensure that the card doesn’t move while it’s in the Cricut machine. If you do not remove the plastic, your project will most likely not come out the way you want it to look. The plastic can be placed back on the card, once you’ve completed the project.
I’m already thinking about other projects that I’m going to create with my Cricut. It’s fun to create things in your own home while having fun. You can do the same too. Click here to learn more about Cricut and to get your own.