Graduation Card with Year

Do you know someone who is graduating from college or high school? Make them a graduation card using your Cricut.

graduation card with year

The great part about this card is it only takes two pieces of card stock and you can make it in their school colors. This is a simple card, even a beginner crafter can make for their graduate.

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Graduation is a fun time for celebrations and giving cards. And homemade cards are great to receive. Please note, I have updated the SVG file for 2024.

graduation card with year 2024

Materials Needed

  • Cardstock for card
  • Cardstock for overlay
  • Barely Arts Glue
  • Design #170

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graduation card with year

Graduation Card with Year


  • Cardstock for card piece
  • Silver Metallic Cardstock
  • Glue


  • Cricut Maker
  • Brayer
  • Standard Cutting Mat
  • Spatula
  • Scoring Wheel


Cutting Out the Graduation Card With Year

Unzip the download file.

Then open up Design Space and start a new project.

Click Upload and find where you saved the unzipped version of the downloaded files for this project.

upload button

Then go into the SVG Folder and select the SVG Files

graduation card with year in design space

Select all and

ungroup in design space

Next select the dotted line

change to score line

then select the card and score line

graduation card with year attach card and score line

then click on attach

Then click on the Make It button

The prepare screen will appear

Now if everything looks correct on it, click on the continue button
The next screen will be where you will select the type of card stock you are using. If you do not see the material in your material favorites, click on "browse all materials" to find the weight of cardstock that you are using. For example the red Cardstock I used is medium weight, you will need to select "Medium Weight"..
Once you have Design Space set, you are now ready to prepare your mat. I used a brayer when placing the Cardstock on the mat, this helps in making sure that the paper is adhered to the mat and will help in keeping the paper from ripping or moving when it is being cut. 

Assembling the Graduation Card With Year

Starting with the card piece

graduation card with year card piece

fold the card in half on the score line

then take the top layer

put glue on the back

place it at the top of the front of the card piece

then take the bee pieces

graduation card with year

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I’d love to see what you create. Please share a photo in the comments below and on my Facebook Page or tag me on social media with @carlaarlenecreations

Happy Crafting!


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