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Making A Card With Cricut Joy

From healthcare workers, teachers, neighbors and all those who have gone the extra mile over these past months, there are so many people to thank! We’re going to show you how easy it is to make a beautiful “Thanks a Latte” card with the new Cricut Joy.

A greeting card with a coffee cup and coffee beans cutout from the front, and letter cut outs spelling "thanks a latte"

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Card Making with the Cricut Joy

Ever since we received the new Cricut Joy a couple of months ago, we’ve been wanting to try our hand a card making with this. Cricut makes it so easy with a special card mat designed specifically for the job. They also have packages of cards with inserts and envelopes. Just pick a design and you’re good to go!

We thought this “Thanks a Latte” sign was perfect for any coffee loving recipient. Tuck a gift card in there for a favorite coffee shop and it makes a thoughtful end-of-year gift for teachers, a sign of appreciation for our healthcare workers, or anyone who has lent a hand.

Materials Needed to Make a “Thanks A Latte” Card

Materials needed to make a card including a Cricut joy machine, card mat, cards and insert cards.

How To Make a Card With Cricut Joy

Preparing the Image:

Open Cricut Design Space.

Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.

Click on the Images button from the toolbar.

Search card image #M1504A408 and then click on the image to make it.

Cutting the Image on the Card:

Remove the protective plastic cover from the mat.

Open the pre-folded card and from the left, slide one side of the folded card under the plastic divider.

Sliding a folded card into a plastic divider.

Make sure the card is flush with the top, then align the inside fold of the card against the plastic divider.

Aligning a folded card with the plastic divider.

Press the front of the card down against the adhesive on the mat.

Pressing the top of the folded card against the mat.

Select browse all materials and choose “Insert Card-Cardstock” from the list of materials.

Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the pattern.

Cricut joy machine cutting out an image on the card stock.

Finishing The Card

Remove the mat from the machine when the cut is complete. Carefully peel off the mat from the card and trim or remove any small attached pieces.

Peeling off the excessive card stock from the cut out card.

Stack the two inserts (the vellum over top of the deep teal insert) and tuck the inserts into the corner cut-outs to hold in place.

The cut out card next to a blue and polka dot insert.

And that’s it – card making made super-easy!

Finished card with a coffee cup and coffee beans cutout from the front, and letter cut outs spelling "thanks a latte."

Best part is you can make a bunch of these beautiful cards in one crafting session and have them on hand for any special occassion.

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A greeting card cut out with text overlay "Making cards with Cricut Joy."

Making a Card with Cricut Joy

Jane and Sonja
Send someone a note of appreication with a thoughtful "Thanks a Latte" card, made with the Cricut Joy.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 1 card

Materials
  

  • Cricut Design Space Card Image #M1504A408
  • Cricut Joy with Fine Point Blade
  • Cricut Joy Card Mat
  • Cricut Joy Insert Cards New Romantic Sampler using Khaki card color and Deep Teal Insert
  • Cricut Joy Insert Cards Charmed Sampler, using gold bubble vellum insert

Instructions
 

  • To prepare the image, open Cricut Design Space.
  • Search card image #M1504A408 and then click on the image to make it.
  • To cut the image onto the card, remove the protective plastic cover from the mat.
  • Open the pre-folded card and from the left, slide one side of the folded card under the plastic divider.
  • Press the front of the card down against the adhesive on the mat.
  • Choose “Insert Card-Cardstock” from the list of materials.
  • Following the instructions prompted on the screen, cut out the pattern.
  • Remove the mat from the machine when the cut is complete.
  • Carefully peel off the mat from the card and trim or remove any small attached pieces.
  • Stack the two inserts (the vellum over top of the deep teal insert) and tuck the inserts into the corner cut-outs to hold in place.
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