Hand Lettered Cricut Cards

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.

  • 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.

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.

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

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.

That’s it!

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