Christmas will soon be upon us and what better way to have a celebratory Socially Distant Christmas than by MAILING A CHRISTMAS CARD!
Today’s project is a simple ornament shaped card using the Cricut Print Then Cut feature. As I mentioned in last month’s blog post; I’m a huge fan of the print and cut feature and use it often and a simple Christmas card is a great way to use this feature. So let’s begin!
- Cutting Machine & Mat (I’m using my Cricut Maker)
- Cricut Design Space
- White card stock
- Printer (mine is an HP Envy 7855. I LOVE THIS PRINTER & HP Instant Ink)
- Cricut Scoring Tool or Cricut Scoring Wheel
- Envelope to fit your card. For this project a 4″ by 6″ envelope will suffice.
- CLICK HERE FOR “CHRISTMAS PUN HERE” CUT FILE
- CLICK HERE FOR THE CRICUT DESIGN SPACE PROJECT
- Download & Unzip the Christmas Pun Here Cut file.
- Upload into Cricut Design Space
- When you import the file into the canvas click select all. (for me the file was positioned at Y= -10? In case this happens to you, just type 0 in the Y box and your file should come into focus)
- While everything is selected, click “Ungroup” twice.
- Select all the colored ornaments pieces and hide them. Select a colored shape and click the eyeball in the Layers Menu. We will only be using the black background portion of our file. Your canvas should look like this:
- Select your preferred ornament. I like the circle ornament for this project. The teardrop ornament would be great for a banner or confetti! (that project is coming soon!) Resize the selected circle ornament to 4 inches high.
- Select the circle ornament again. Right click and select send to back:
- Select Christmas Pun Here and Resize to 3″ inches wide. This will allow the words to fit inside of your ornament:
- Select the Christmas Ornament again and click duplicate. After this step you’re going to align them horizontally and move them close enough to weld. Your canvas should look like this:
- After welding your two ornaments together, be sure to send to back again. After that change your ornaments to white:
- This card is a little boring so we’re going to add a little bit more razzle dazzle!
- I recolored the teardrop backgrounds and added a cute little border to the bottom of the card. I won’t provide too much instruction on this because CREATIVITY!!!
- Click ‘Select All’ and then ‘Flatten’:
- We’re now going to add our score line to this card. Now that everything is flattened. Click Shapes then score line:
- Select all, then align, then center. This will put your score line directly in the center of your card.
- Then click Select All again then attach. This will ensure that after your print and your card is placed on the mat, it will be scored BEFORE it’s cut.
- SAVE YOUR PROJECT BEFORE YOU CLICK MAKE IT. Just in case disaster strikes, you’ve protected yourself.
- The next screen is generally defaulted. There’s no additional steps here. Click Continue:
- Add your white card stock to your printer. Then click continue.
- Click “Send to Printer”. Turn off ‘Apply Bleed’. Turn on ‘use system dialogue’. Then click Print.
- Follow your printer’s settings.
- Place your printed project on your cricut mat.
- Your Cricut will read the registration marks, score and cut your project your project.
- Remove from mat, fold in half.
- BOOM. Christmas Card!
If you enjoyed this, here are 11 free files & projects you can make to enjoy the upcoming Christmas season!!
Remember to steal some joy, share some love, insert Christmas Pun here & relax.
You deserve it!