DIY Cricut Birthday Card!
When someone is celebrating something special, you want to find a way to show them just how excited you are for them, right? This card is perfect for that! Make it for a birthday, graduation, or to celebrate some other special occasion in someone’s life.
DIY Cricut Birthday Card!
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- Rainbow Cardstock
- Craft Paper
- Masking Paper Transfer Tape
- ATG Gun
- Cricut Scoring Stylus
- Bone Folder
- Oracal 651 Vinyl
- Download the fonts from Makers Gonna Learn, unzip the files and install on your computer.
- Grab a square from Basic Shapes and size it to the size of the card you want to make. In this tutorial it’s A2, so the size is 8.5”x5.5”. Duplicate the sized square because you need 2 of them – one for the front and one for the back.
- Next, we need a rectangle for the folded part in the middle of the card. Get a square again, unlock it, and size it. For our card, we need 2 pieces that are each 8.5”x5.5” and 1 that is 8”x5.5”. Place each of these rectangles sides by side. We are making these white for better visualization.
- Next, we’re grabbing a rectangle to help us line up our score lines perfectly. These need to be 4” by 5.25” each. Place one of these on one of the white rectangles. Now, you can go to Shapes and grab a score line. Add it to your white rectangle. Select both the white rectangle and the score line and choose Weld.
- Click the text button on the left and type in the text you want for the card. Change it to your desired font. Now move the text over to the rectangle that will be the front of your card and go up to the top where it says Align and choose Center on the drop-down menu. After that, go up to the top where it says Line Space to adjust the text as desired.
- Grab another text box and following the same technique as above, type in the first letter of the word HOORAY. Continue letter by letter until the whole word is completed, placing them in their proper spots as you go. You can change the colors of these letters if you’d like.
- Go ahead and click Make It and change the material size to 8.5”x11”. Next, set the material to the Kraft Board. Click Edit Tool and choose the tool you want to score with. If you have a Maker, it will automatically choose the double scoring wheel.
- Since we’re using the Scoring Stylus, we have chosen this. Next, we need to put our stylus into our machine in Clamp A.
- Put the white cardstock on the mat and then load it into the machine and cut. When it’s done cutting, flip the mat over and peel it away from the cardstock. Repeat until the entire card is cut out.
- Take the pieces of cardstock that form the center part of the card and fold them on the score lines. Use a bone folder for perfect creases.
- When the vinyl is done cutting, you can unload it from the machine and weed it. Next, apply the transfer tape and adhere your design to the cardstock. Peel away the transfer tape.
- You can put together the white cardstock using the ATG gun. Then, attach the white cardstock to the brown cardstock (the front and back) with the ATG gun.
- For the letters that go on the white cardstock, those can also be applied using the ATG gun. What a fun card this makes!
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