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:
- Recollection Assorted Starter Pack – Basic assorted colors, great starter pack, perfect weight for most papercraft projects
- Metallic Shimmer Assorted Set from Amazon – This set is a little lighter in weight but the colors are beautiful in 3D
- 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
- 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.
- Assorted Pink Set from Paper Paper – This is a must-have for paper flower makers. The variety is perfect to create a bouquet.
- Assorted Purple Set from Paper Paper – This is another must-have for paper flower makers. I love the variety of finishes in this pack.
- Metallic Variety Set from Paper Paper – I don’t know any avid paper crafter that doesn’t use Stardream metallics line of shimmer paper. It is the only metallic cardstock line that I know of that has such variety and has colored cores.
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.