LEARN HOW TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL AND SHINY FOILED CARDS ON YOUR CRICUT JOY USING THE FOIL TRANSFER TOOL
Cricut now has a new foil transfer tool just for the Cricut Joy. YAY! This is so exciting because we can now add beautiful foil accents to our quick and easy projects made on the little Joy.
I wanted to create a card that was not only easy but really put the foil transfer tool to the test. I created this Statue of Liberty card using three different colors of foil transfer sheets.
Find my thoughts on how the Cricut Joy foil transfer tool compares to the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool for Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker following the tutorial.
As for all my insert cards, it can be made using any Cricut machine you have! In the download, you will find two folders inside. One for Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker and one for Cricut Joy.
Note: I will be using my Cricut Joy in this tutorial and the Joy design files. The steps laid out below can be followed with the foil transfer tool for the Explore and Maker. For more information on how to use this design with a Cricut Explore or Maker, please take a look at my tutorial on how to make my Dad & Me Insert Cards.
The Cricut Joy design is ONLY the design so it would be best to use Cricut’s Insert Card Packs available at most craft stores!
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.
You can download the SVG file for this project at the bottom of this post.
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FOILED STATUE OF LIBERTY CARDS – MATERIALS LIST
- Cricut Joy
- Cricut Joy CardMat
- Cricut Joy StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Joy Foil Transfer Tool
- Cricut Foil Transfer Sheets
- Cricut Joy Insert Cards
- Cricut Cardstock
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Cricut Brayer
MY TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE CRICUT JOY FOIL TRANSFER TOOL
- Due to the size of the Cricut Joy, it can be a little difficult maneuvering the foil and tape.
- I would recommend adding the foil transfer tape to the sides and bottom – not the top. I say this because I found it tough to remove the top piece of tape due to the way the mat pauses. I feel the mat for the bigger machines comes out a bit more which gives you more room.
- The Cricut Joy Foil Transfer Tool only has one tip as opposed to three with the other foil tool. While this isn’t a huge deal, it can affect your ability to customize the foiling.
- The foil transfer sheets do not cover the entire card. I find this a bit annoying because it will limit how large of a design you can make on your card. I feel that the sheet should be the size of the insert cards. Yes, you could cut a larger piece of foil transfer but at that point you may as well use the bigger machine if you have it.
- This tool can only be used with Cricut Design Space. Therefore, you can’t use the mobile apps or the Cricut Joy app for these projects.
Overall, I think the Cricut Joy Foil Transfer Tool did a great job applying the design. I see myself designing much more foiled cards in the future and now they can be made on all three Cricut machines! So awesome!
Post a photo in the comment section or tag your projects on social media @thebeardedhousewife using the hashtag #beardedhousewife! I’d love to see how yours turn out!!
WANT THE FREE SVG FILE SO YOU MAKE THESE FOILED STATUE OF LIBERTY INSERT CARDS YOURSELF?
GET IT FROM MY RESOURCE LIBRARY! YOU’LL RECEIVE THE PASSWORD FOR THE RESOURCE LIBRARY INSTANTLY AFTER FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW!