Here’s how easy it is to make your own DIY greeting cards with the Cricut Joy. It takes MINUTES and it’s a great way to whip up a quick card if you forgot to go to the store.
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Wooooow it’s been a long month+ that the kids have been off from school. Our friend’s son had a birthday and the party got cancelled so we dropped off a gift and a card. It was a fantastic opportunity to try out the Cricut Joy to make a birthday card.
This took 5 minutes. So I’ve been making cards for Easter and just for fun to send to family, whenever I send out masks.
DIY Greeting Cards with the Cricut Joy
- Cricut Joy and Accessories
- Card mat
- Card Set
Honestly there isn’t much to these cards. You begin by loading your blank folded piece of the card into the card mat.
Using the Cricut CardMat for Making Cards
This is what the card mat looks like. There’s a plastic piece you peel off that protects the adhesive.
The card mat itself had a thick plastic top layer that you slide the bottom half of the card under. Line it up according to the size of your card.
The top part of the card adheres to the top of the mat.
Cutting the Card
All you have to do now is pull up the card you want to make in DesignSpace, follow the prompts to start cutting the card (on the card mat), and load the card in the machine.
It takes a few minutes to cut the design.
Once this top layer is cut by your machine, you need to carefully peel up the top of the card so you don’t rip the designs. Some of the designs are so intricate that this can be slow work.
After you pull the top of the card up, you can just slide your card out. You can slip a different colored insert behind the design! Then just fill out the rest of your card by hand.
You could have the Cricut write your message, but who doesn’t love a handwritten message?! I’m team “don’t bother with a print out card” if you can’t write something meaningful.
I’m looking forward to seeing new card designs as this machine gets more popular!
Here are some other projects you can make with your Cricut Joy.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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