How to Make a Crafty Friends Card

LEARN HOW TO MAKE A CUTE CRAFT THEMED CARD FOR YOUR FRIEND USING YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

Okay, I am sure you are like me and have lots of crafty friends. Right?

Well, this card will brighten their day when you give it to them.

I used craft themed paper to add some fun design and color the card. It is so quick and simple you could knock out several in a jiffy!

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

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CUT OUT TO BE FRIENDS CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Cut to Be Friends Layered Card

Cut to Be Friends Layered Card

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to easily make a fun card for your crafty friends!

Materials

  • My FREE Cut To Be Friends Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Glue or adhesive

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker!
  • Cricut LightGrip Cutting Mat (blue) or StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Scraper
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Pen. I am using black.

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the Cut To Be Friends Card (#97) from The File Vault. Get access by joining the club.

STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.

STEP 3 - UNGROUP CARD LAYERS

The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.

ungroup the design

STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the envelope card. Click the fold line.

find the fold line for the envelope

Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.

change it to score under the operation menu

Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight the group and select attach in the layers panel

Repeat this step for the card base.

repeat this for the card base

Next, find the text.

find the text

Change the text to pen by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN.

change the text to pen under the operation menu

Attach the text and the base layer by highlighting the GROUP and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight that group and select attach

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click make it

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

You will see the six mats for this card in the mat preview.

Click the CONTINUE button.

see the six mats for this project and click continue

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.

make your material selections

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.

STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.

to load the mat, press the flashing arrows

You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.

to begin the cut, press the flashing "C" button

Follow Design Space prompts to change out the scoring wheel, pen, and fine point cutting blade.

Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.

Repeat Step 6 for until all layers have been cut.

STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD

Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the card.

time to assemble

First, layer the scissors handles to the scissors.

add glue and layer the scissors handles to the scissors

Next, add glue to the back of the letters and place them on the sentiment.

add glue and place the cutout letters onto the sentiment

Fold the card base along the score line and burnish the fold with the scraper.fold the card base along the score lines

burnish the fold with your scraper

Add glue to the back of the angled layer and attach to the front of the card base.add glue and place the angled cutout onto the card base

Apply glue to the back of the sentiment and place on the front of the card. Make sure to center it. Foam squares would be a great addition here to add some dimension!

center the sentiment onto the card base and attach

Add glue to the back of the scissors and place on the card.

now add the scissors

Layer the message panel and mat together. Apply to the inside of the card.

mat and layer the message piece and attach to the inside of the card

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and press the folds with your scraper.

fold the emvelope along the score linesburnish with your scraper

Add glue to the outside edge of the inlay piece as well as around the cutout on the envelope.

add glue to the outside edge of the inlay and the cutout on the envelope

Place the inlay onto the envelope.

place the inlay onto the envelope

Add glue to the bottom of the side flaps.

add glue along the bottom of the side flaps

Bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope.

lift the bottom flap up and press to form the envelope

Your card is ready!

I think this card is so fun and easy to make. I hope you get a chance to give it to someone who loves to craft as much as you do!

Post a photo in the comment section or tag me in your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!

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