I made a set of glossy metallic accented Cricut cards with hand lettered sayings for all occasions. This set includes “Thank you”, “Happy Birthday”, “Love” and “Congrats” cards.
I love a shiny accent on a card. I’ve done a lot of foil accents but I had a set of glossy origami paper just sitting around and wanted to use it for some cards.
Unfortunately, it’s really hard to work with intricate cut designs with origami paper so I thought of a way to use it as the “negative” on a card and cut out the shapes onto heavier cardstock.
I thought this worked well. I even went on to hand letter some saying for different occasions.
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Recommended Materials for Metallic All Occasion Cricut Cards
Cardstock – I prefer non-textured cardstock because it is easier to work with. I made a couple of these with textured cardstock and if you look carefully, you will see there were a few snags with the machine.
- 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.
Origami Paper – This is the foil colored assorted set I have from Amazon
Vinyl – If you want to make the letters from vinyl, it is probably easier. I made a couple of the cards with just Cardstock and it still looks great and wasn’t that hard. I bought an assorted set of vinyl for the ones I did with vinyl.
Glue – Here are a couple of my favorites for cardmaking.
Template – This set of 4 foil Cricut Cards are available in my resource library for free.
Tutorial for Foil Cricut Cards
Step 1: Cut all the pieces from the template
Step 2: Fold the base card. I don’t bother using the scoring tool. I just scrape with with something.
Step 2: Glue the foil piece and cut out card on top
Step 3: For vinyl, transfer the letters to a transfer sheet and scrape onto card.
Step 5: For Cardstock letter cutouts, I like to dip each end of the letter in some glue and then dab it before putting it on the card.