How to Make Gingerbread Cookie Insert Cards

LEARN HOW TO MAKE CUTE GINGERBREAD COOKIE INSERT CARDS ON ANY CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

I love the smell of gingerbread. It just gives you that warm and cozy feeling. Hopefully, this gingerbread cookie insert card will make you smile.

As with all my insert cards, it can be made using any Cricut, or other brand, cutting machine you have! In the download, you will find two folders inside. One for Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker and one for Cricut Joy.

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! The Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker design does include an envelope.

Note: I will be using my Cricut Joy in this tutorial and the Joy design files. For more information on how to use this design with a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore series, please take a look at my tutorial on how to make Penguin Skater Insert Cards!

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GINGERBREAD COOKIE INSERT CARDS – MATERIALS LIST

Gingerbread Cookie Insert Card

Gingerbread Cookie Insert Card

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

This tutorial will show you how to make a sweet Gingerbread Cookie insert card using your Cricut Joy and the Cricut Insert Card Packs.

Materials

  • My FREE Gingerbread Cookie Insert Card SVG Cut File
  • Cricut Insert Card Pack
  • Cricut Pen. I am using Black.
  • Glue

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my Cricut Joy!
  • Cricut Joy CardMat (blue)
  • Weeding Tool
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

You can download the Gingerbread Cookie Insert Card SVG Cut File (#148) 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 CLIPART TO PEN

Find the clipart. Click it and change the cut line to draw by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to PEN.

highlight the outline and convert to pen

Attach the clipart and the cut layer by highlighting the GROUP the card base 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

Since I am using a CardMat for this project, I am selecting On CardMat, Click DONE.

i am using the card mat for this project

Next, select your card size. I am using the smaller Insert Cards so I am changing it to 4.25 x 5.5. Click the CONTINUE button.

make sure you are using the smaller insert card size

Make your material selections.

make your material selections

Insert your card layer into the card mat with the folded side on the left. Make sure to align at the top and side.

feed the card blank into the card mat

I use my Cricut Brayer at this point to give the card a good rub just to make sure it adheres well.

use your brayer to adhere the card well

STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

Place the card mat into the machine. Your machine will feed the mat into your Cricut Joy automatically and check for proper alignment.

feed the mat into the machine

In Cricut Design Space, select the green GO button and your Joy will begin the cut.

click go

Once the cut is complete, select UNLOAD in Design Space.

click unload when done

STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD

Now that your card is cut, it is time to assemble the insert card.

Carefully remove the card from the mat.

remove the card from the mat

Weed any portions of the card that may have not released when removing the card from the mat. Open the card base up.

open the card base up

Slide the insert into the slits made on the outer card layer, securing it into place.

place the insert into the slits made in the card base

Your card is ready for a message, place into one of the included envelopes with the Cricut Insert Card Packs, and mail it to family and friends.

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. I’ve made gingerbread trees before! LOL This design is cute. I plan to use glitter pens for the corner accents and maybe elsewhere. I’ll share when done. So many wonderful designs and so little time!

  2. This is a “sweet” Christmas card Nick!!! Yes, pun intended! lol I love this cookie themed card. It’s so fun and looks pretty yummy too. lol Thanks again for another day of fun! Hugs, Brenda

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