STEP 1 - PURCHASE & DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE
You can purchase the Happy Easter Peeps Box Card from my shop here.
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.
STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES
Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the envelope. Click the fold line. Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.
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.
Repeat this step for two of the inside pieces.
Now, repeat this step for the card base.
Finally, scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the sentiment piece. Click the fold line. Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.
Click the text. Change the text to pen by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN. You can change the color if you wish.
Attach everything together by highlighting the GROUP the sentiment piece is under and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.
Click the GREEN Make It Button.
STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS
You will see the mats for this card in the mat preview.
For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.
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
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 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.
Begin by adding the black circles behind the eyes on all the peeps.
Now, with the card base rotated to have the long side on the right, fold along the score lines as mountain folds (fold away from you. Burnish with your scraper.
Add the cover panels to the inside of the card.
Flip the card over and add the back cover panels.
Mat and layer the messaging panel and attach to the back of the card.
Add the cover panel to the front box piece.
Starting on one side of the card base, add glue to the tab and attach the front box piece. Make sure to line up the edges.
Repeat for the other side.
Now, add the peeps to their corresponding inside pieces.
Fold and burnish the tabs on the inside pieces. The bunny piece should have the tabs facing the back. The chick and sentiment pieces should have the tabs facing the front.
Starting from the front, add glue to the tabs and add the inside pieces to the card. The sentiment tabs should be right behind the front box piece.
Attach the chick inside piece directly behind the sentiment piece.
Lastly, attach the bunny inside piece. The tabs should be almost touching the back of the card base.
Your card is ready!
STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE
To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and press the folds with your scraper.
Add glue to the back of the inlay panel as well as around the cutout.
Place the inlay panel over the cutout on the envelope making sure to center it well.
Add glue to the bottom of the side flaps.
Bring the bottom flap up and press to form the envelope.