What do graduates want the most? Cash money.

So here’s how to make an easy slimline graduation money card.

This card is super simple and basic because let’s be honest, most graduates will only care about what’s on the inside.

Of course, you can jazz it up and add more layers and embellishments to your heart’s desire.

I’ve sized this money card so it’s a slimline card – that means it has a finished size of 3-1/4” x 8-1/2” and will fit in a regular business envelope or a slimline envelope.

How to Make a Graduation Money Card:

  • Start with a piece of card stock that is 8-1/2” x 8-1/2”
  • Score at 2” from one end and 3” from the other end
  • Punch a half-circle in the center of the 2” end. (To find the center I use my paper trimmer to measure and mark – 8-1/2” divided by 2 is 4-1/4”.)
  • Fold on the score lines and tape the 2” flap shut on both ends. I use Tear & Tape adhesive because it has a bit stronger hold. You’ve got plenty of space to work with here around where a dollar bill will fit.
  • Now you can decorate and embellish as you’d like!

On the front I’ve added a 2-3/4” x 8-1/2” piece of patterned paper.


Watch the video above for tips on stamping, cutting out shapes with the NEW Stylish Shapes dies and more.

Don’t glue your card shut!

If your circle (or whatever you are using on the front) falls over the edge of the top flap, make sure you don’t put adhesive there.


Write your message with a silver pen OR add a white insert that’s 2-3/4” x 8-1/4” to the inside of the top flap.

Now, how easy was that? I hope you’ll make a money card for an upcoming graduation, birthday, or really, we all love cash for ANY occasion!

Happy Stamping!

Jessica Taylor


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