How to Make Foiled Ornament Cards

LEARN TO MAKE EASY FOILED ORNAMENT CARDS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

I love using the Foil Transfer Tool on card projects. I know some people have poor results but I have never really had an issue.

This card can be made on any cutting machine. If using the Cricut Joy, you will want to use a premade card base and envelope.

If you have reservations about using the Foil Transfer Tool, no worries. You could use the metallic Cricut Pens to get a similar look. In the picture below, I am using the Silver pen.

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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FOILED ORNAMENT CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Foiled Ornament Card

Foiled Ornament Card

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful foiled Christmas card!.

Materials

  • My FREE Foiled Ornament Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Foil Transfer Sheets (or Cricut Metallic Pens)
  • Glue

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker but you can use a Cricut Explore Series, Cricut Maker 3, or even a Cricut Joy!
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper
  • Cricut Foil Transfer Tool

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the Foiled Ornament Card SVG Cut File (#145) 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. Click the fold line and change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.

find the envelope and convert the score line

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

highlight the group and attach

Repeat this step for the card base.

convert the fold line for the card base to scorehighlight the group and attach

Find the ornament layer. Convert the clipart to foil by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to FOIL and select which tip you'd like to use. I am using the BOLD tip.

find the foil layer and convert to foil. I am using the Bold tip.

Attach everything together by highlighting the GROUP the ornament layer is under and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight the group and attach

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

You will see the layers for this card in the mat preview.

Click the CONTINUE button.

click on the mat

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

Insert the tip into the foil transfer tool and attach your cardstock to the mat.

insert the tip into the transfer toolattach your cardstock to the mat

Add the foil transfer sheet over the cardstock and use the included tape to attach the foil to the mat. You will want the foil to be taut not overly tight.

place the foil transfer sheet over the cardstock with the shiny side facing upuse the included tape to adhere the foil to the mat

Make sure the star wheels are pushed to the left and right.

make sure the star wheels are moved to the left and right of the machine

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

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

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

Once the foiling is complete, carefully remove the foil transfer sheet without pressing the UNLOAD button.

once done, remove the foil without hitting the unload button

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

Mat and layer the front cover panel and messaging panel.

attach the foil layer to the matmat and layer the messaging panel

Fold the card base along the score line and burnish.

fold the card base along the score lineburnish with your scraper

Add the messaging panel to the inside of the card.

attach the messaging panel to the inside of the card

Attach the front cover panel to the front of the card.

attach the front cover panel to the front of the card

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

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

fold the envelope along the score linesburnish with your scraper

Add glue to the back of the inlay panel as well as around the cutout.

add glue along the outer edge of the inlay

Place the inlay panel over the cutout on the envelope making sure to center it well.

attach the inlay over the cutout on the envelope

Add glue to the bottom of the side flaps.

add glue to the bottom of the side flaps

Bring the bottom flap up and press to form the envelope.

bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope

Your card and envelope are complete.

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!!

Happy Holidays!

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  1. Brenda Lawrence
    Pretty, classic card Nick. I need to use my foil tool more often and you have inspired me to try some this year. Thanks so much! Hugs, Brenda

  2. I can’t get to the resource library because there is a Google ad covering up the right side of the screen where the tab is, and I don’t know how to get rid of it.

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