Graduation card shaped card

Shaped Number Graduation Card

A shaped number card is great for graduation season! Just type up the year and grab some cardstock in the school colors and you have a perfectly customized card!

I have created NEW SVG files for 2024, and have added them to my shop.

If you do not want to purchase the SVG file, you can follow the directions below to create this card yourself!

I originally did this shaped number card when my daughter was graduating from high school. I have now updated the project, created a video that walks you through the steps to make this card and created a svg file you can download!

If you have never used a svg file, make sure to read my article HERE. I also did a video that shows you how to download this graduation card svg file and then upload that to Cricut Design Space. After that, all you have to do is add a score line. Don’t forget to Attach the score line to the white base. Then you will cut and assemble your card, just like I did in the video below.

My 2018 Shaped Number Card

Below are the original photos from when I first did this project in 2018. I wanted to keep these in this post because it shows that this shaped card can be something that can be used as a Graduation card for any school. Also, it shows how you can reuse project ideas over and over again!

shaped number card

Easy Shaped Number Card

I was able to easily make this 2018 shaped graduation card in school colors of the graduate using Cricut Design Space.  I used a font that has several layers. You can do this by filtering your font selection to only see the Multi Layered Fonts. If you cannot find a Multi Layered Font that you like, you could use a Single Layer Font and add two Offsets to it in order to achieve the same look I did with this card.

Since I was using a Multi Layered font, first I welded the shadow of the white outline of all four numbers together.  After it was welded, I made a copy and mirrored it above the original image. These two pieces will be the front and back of my shaped number card.

I used the Align tool to make sure that both the front and the back of this shaped card were perfectly lined up, and then I welded them together. The last step was to added a score line to it to create the shaped number card base. If you would like to see a video I did for making a shaped card I have a couple on my YouTube channel.

shaped number card

The next step was the gray outline, which I also welded together.  I made a copy of this and welded a square to the inside of it to create the piece for the inside of the card.  Instead of writing something on the inside, I used my Cricut pens to have the Cricut write a nice sentiment on the inside.


I layered the gray 2018 on the outside of the card.

shaped number card

Then I layer the gray piece with the sentiment to the inside of the card.

shaped number card

Next I cut the blue 2018


And last but not least, I layer the blue numbers on to the front of the card.

shaped number card

This is a simple but fun Graduation card that can be made using any school colors. If you are looking for other card making ideas you should check out my article called 20 Beautiful Homemade Card Ideas.

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  1. Hi Shawn,
    Thank you for both the post and the video. You do such a nice job explaining not only what you are doing, but why you are doing it. And for those of us that are learning, that makes a BIG difference in the level of understanding and transfer (to future projects!). I look forward to reading and watching more from you. I love learning and making my own creations.

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