Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cooking with Cricut #89

Here is the graduation card box that I made for Michael's graduation.  The idea started here with a round box for the base.  I wanted to make it the right size for a 12x12 sheet of cardstock for the top mortar board,  but also be able to get the sides out of no more than a sheet of 12x12 cardstock, so I used this calculator and made a 7 inch circle. Instead of the top of the box, I attached the 12x12 paper on top and cut a slit in it for cards.  I used white card stock for the bottom, since I was limited on how much black I had plus thought it would make it easier to see inside.

I cut out the letters and circle with my Cricut using the Gypsy and Kate's ABCs.  I then embellished it with some stickers, gems and rub-ons I had in my stash.  I made some 'tickets' with Papertrey Ink "Just the ticket" die in my Cuttlebug and stamp set.

I also took a bunch of scrap cardstock and made squares that I put next to this with pens so if anyone wants to write Michael any advise or wishes, they can also drop them into the hat.  You can see a few in there already that I have collected.
Top "mortarboard"

Close up of tickets

side view

Thanks for baking with me!


Charlotte said...


This is just a wonderful idea. What a treasure to have friends write little notes to drop in the card. This will be a keepsake.


Suzanne said...

Such a cute idea!

Jen said...

Great idea, Kemma! I know Michael will treasure the notes from family and friends.