How to Make Santa Side Edge Cards

LEARN TO MAKE CUTE SANTA SIDE EDGE CARDS FOR CHRISTMAS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

I love how Santa looks on this card. So cute and cheery. A perfect for anyone this holiday!

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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SMILING SANTA SIDE EDGE CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Smiling Santa Side Edge Card

Smiling Santa Side Edge Card

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

This tutorial will show you how to make a cute Smiling Santa Side Edge Card for Christmas.

Materials

  • My FREE Smiling Santa Side Edge Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Glue

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker but you can a Cricut Explore series too!
  • Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

Download the SVG Cut file for the Smiling Santa Side Edge Card (#152) 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.

highlight the score line on the envelope and convert 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.

highlight the group and attach

Repeat for the card base.

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

Click ON THE MAT and then CONTINUE.

im using the mat

You will see the layers for this card in the mat preview. Note: The red mat with one square on it is the layer for the patterned paper. Click continue.

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.

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 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

Layer santa as shown. I have included a Layering Guide within the download to act as a visual aid.

layer the santa together

Mat and layer the messaging panel and the inside cover panel.

mat and layer the messaging panelmat and layer the inside cover panel

Fold the card base along the score line and burnish.

fold the card base along the score lineburnish the score line with your scraper

Attach the messaging panel to the back of the card.

attach the messaging panel to the back

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

add the inside cover panel to the inside

Attach the front cover panel to the card base.

attach the front cover panel to the front of the card

Attach santa to the front of the card.

add the santa to the front cover panel

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 lineburnish the folds with your scraper

Apply glue to the outer edge of the inlay panel and attach to the envelope.

add glue along the edge of the inlay panelplace the inlay 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 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. Ha! Today’s card is adorable! I love this Santa shaped card, he does have the cutest expression. Thanks Nick, once again for your fabulous card files. Hugs, Brenda

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