Graduation Gift Card Envelope

Last weekend we had a few graduations in the family–a nephew and a set of twins (niece+nephew). I hadn’t had much time to run out to get them something and then I thought, ‘Pfffff, what am I thinking? I have the perfect thing to do!’

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I decided to combine two kits into one–the gift card tearaway envelope and the graduation subway art. (Plus I stole a line from Cathy Zielske’s darling grad cards to use on the tearaway because my brain was too fried to think of anything else creative. ;) )


To make your own graduation adaptation–or with any art, really:

  1. Open the gift card tearaway design and delete the center art, rectangle, and text.
  2. Open the graduation subway art file and copy the text to the gift card window.
  3. Size the subway art to fit into the rectangle space, or you could spread it out over the whole envelope.
  4. Add your text along the tearaway part and fill it with white.
  5. Change the subway art to white.
  6. Change the envelope to black.

Of course colors can be made to whatever tickles your fancy, including the school colors of the graduate.

You can even take it one step further and personalize it by adding the child’s name along the bottom or the side. You will amaze your recipient! Especially if it’s personalized, on account-a…who gets one of those???

This gift card tearaway envelope is truly one of my favorite designs ever.

One other tip, I printed mine on Epson Premium Presentation Matte paper. That black is soooo rich! It’s almost like velvet.

Then you can just prepare it for a print+cut, stuff it with some moola or a gift card, and you’re done…and you didn’t even have to step foot in a store.

That’s my kind of gift!


2017-05-18T15:58:53+00:00June 4th, 2015|cards, silhouette|5 Comments


  1. Cindy June 4, 2015 at 11:11 am

    What font is the subway art in if you want their name to be added? Thanks Kerri!

    • Kerri June 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      It’s a purchased font. But you can use a free font like Bebas Neue from and it’ll look great…or any simple font, really.

  2. Dolly June 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Just faboo girl! :D TFS

  3. Cindy June 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    So I don’t have to get all flustered and waste more photo paper than I need to, what setting did you cut at? Sometimes I end up spending more time and money trying to make my own, it ends up easier(to go buy my card)!Eek!

    • Kerri June 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Most of the time I leave it at a Blade of 5, Speed of 8 and Thickness of 33. That’s not the recommended setting for heavy cardstock though. I would stick with the recommended setting–which may be a speed of 3. That’s if you’re using cardstock. If you’re using paper, then use the Paper settings.

      When it doubt, use the recommended settings that Silhouette has preset for you.

      It is a fairly straight-forward cut, so it shouldn’t cause too much grief with intricate details.
      Hope that helps. :)

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