Easy Occasion Cricut Cards

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.

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9 thoughts on “Easy Occasion Cricut Cards”

  1. Danielle McDonald

    Where did you get that watercolor looking paper?

  2. Ingrid

    How can I easily find this in resources?

    1. ilyssa.norda@domesticheights.com

      Hi there! All the templates are in my free resource library (see link in menu bar)

  3. Destiny Thompson

    I have that same background paper! I love it!

  4. Destiny Thompson

    Is the card the water color paper? Then the top piece the white card stock? I’m confused!

    1. ilyssa.norda@domesticheights.com

      Hi there, the base is printed cardstock and the top is just white cardstock.

  5. Destiny Thompson

    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!

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