I once again found myself for a basic Thank You card that wasn’t too difficult to make and suited every circumstance.
So here I am again, designing another set of every occasion cards. This time, I didn’t want anything too floral or feminine. I wanted something interchangeable for the recipient of the cards.
I designed this set with that in mind. The top cut out layer adds a nice custom touch but you can change out the base layer to suit the color scheme and feel you are going for. The sentiment on top can also be interchangeable.
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Material for Easy Occasion Cards
Cardstock – I used white cardstock on top because it tends to go with anything but you can use anything. Here’s a list of my favorite brands:
- Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Cricut Joy Insert Card Packs – You don’t have to use these with the Cricut Joy, they are nice material kids for cardmaking.
- Cardstock Warehouse Brand on Amazon – I love the quality of all the matte-colored cardstock with Cardstock Warehouse. It is my go-to brand for individual matte colors that I might need
- Poptone Assorted Variety Pack – This is the perfect peppy assortment of colors of heavy cardstock. It’s a heavy cardstock assortment with colors I actually use frequently for cardmaking.
- Seasonal Assorted Variety Pack – This is a slight variation on the Poptone assortment and has a quite few neutrals that complement almost any accent color.
- Stardream Metallics Line – For paper crafts, the Stardream line is the go-to for a metallic shimmer finish. It is the perfect sheen to make any project pop. The core is also colored is which hard to find for metallic paper.
Glue – I used a roller dispenser and a glue pen for this project.
Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.
Templates – This entire set of SVG templates with interchangeable sentiments is available for free in my resource library.
Tips for Assembling the Cards
Cutting the card designs
I like to use a fresh light grip blue mat for most paper projects because it is easiest to clean up.
I would recommend a lint roller to pick up all the scraps after cutting.
Scoring the cards
I hate using scoring lines with the Cricut so I rarely include them. Instead, I like to just do it by hand. I first fold the hard in half ever so slightly to mark the placement of the fold.
Then I take a ruler and a scraper and draw a line.
Gluing the Cards
For more intricate designs, I like to flip the design over on an old magazine and then run the glue dot dispenser over the back. This insures sufficient adhesive coverage.
For the letters layer, since I did this using cardstock, I just drew along the letters on the back with my glue pen. This was the easiest way to get them on. I also created a shadow layer for text but then chose not to to use it because it wasn’t necessary to reinforce the letters.
13 thoughts on “Easy Occasion Cricut Cards”
Where did you get that watercolor looking paper?
It’s a cardstock set from our local Michaels.
How can I easily find this in resources?
Hi there! All the templates are in my free resource library (see link in menu bar)
I have that same background paper! I love it!
Is the card the water color paper? Then the top piece the white card stock? I’m confused!
Hi there, the base is printed cardstock and the top is just white cardstock.
Thank you so much for sharing! I had the same paper, so I made the hello card and I absolutely love it. Have you used any of your stencils to create a card using the ink blending technique? Id love to see you do that! I’m trying to learn all about stenciling and I cant wait for my stencil material to arrive and my distress inks so I an get to practicing!
I love the designs. But how do I use just one when they are all connected on one file? And what about the words – how do I use just one set of words?
If you are Cricut Design Space, you will need to ungroup the collection of templates first.
So frustrated! I already receive your emails, but can’t get into the Library as it doesn’t recognize my email—what am I doint wrong?
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