We have friends who got married recently, and I wanted to make a simple wedding card for them, so I figured it was a perfect time to test out my Cricut Explore Air some more! I went into the Cricut Design Space online, browsed through their Make It Now projects, and found this super cute Happiness card that I thought would be perfect. It was so easy to cut and assemble, and I just love how the card turned out!
This project was so simple to do because it was already designed and laid out through the Cricut Design Space! They have a bunch of Make It Now projects that are already designed; all you need to do is choose your project, then follow the instructions in the project. It will tell you what materials you need and what order to cut out your pieces in, and how to assemble the cut pieces into your final project; so simple!
Simple Homemade Happiness Card
- 15 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
- 5 minutes (time spent waiting around)
- 20 minutes (total project time)
- card stock paper (I used a multipack of plain card stock for the flowers and the Happiness banner, a textured card stock for the outside of the card, and glitter paper for the glitter stripe)
Open up Design Space and browse for a project you want to make.
To make this Happiness card, visit the Happiness Tulip Card project. The project page will tell you what materials you need for the project and give you instructions for putting it together. Start by following any Prep instructions; in this case they want you to put the scoring stylus into accessory clamp A in your machine.
Click the Make It Now button to open up the project for cutting. The project will open a preview in Design Space, showing you which layers (called “mats”) are included in the project.
You can browse through all of the mats and change the material size if needed. When you’re ready to start cutting, click Go and it will open up the cutting screen.
Once your computer connects to your machine (either by Bluetooth or through the cable), just follow the instructions on the screen! Set the dial on your machine to the material that you are planning to cut, then put the paper on the cutting mat and load the mat into the machine by pressing the Load/Unload button. Once the mat is loaded, the “Go” section will become visible, telling you to press the flashing Go button on the machine to start cutting.
Sit back and watch your machine work!
Once the machine is finished cutting, peel the extra background paper off of the mat, leaving the shapes for your project stuck to the mat. After the background paper is gone, carefully peel the shapes off the mat. You can use the spatula tool to help with the small pieces.
Then load the next color of paper onto your mat, load it into your machine, and press the flashing Go button to start cutting.
Keep going until you’ve gone through and cut all of the mats for the project (there are 7 for this card). Then all that’s left to do is assemble the card!
Apply glue to the back of each cut out piece and adhere it to the card front. Some pieces have multiple layers, like the pink flowers on top of the green stems.
Once you have glued all of the pieces onto the card, use the paper trimmer to trim a tiny bit off of any uneven edges to line them up again. And you’re done!
It’s so easy to make awesome projects using the Make It Now projects in Cricut Design Space! If you’re not sure where to start, I definitely suggest starting there; it’s all designed and laid out for you, and all you have to do is follow the instructions.
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Disclosure: I received an Explore Air™ machine from Cricut in exchange for my participation in this campaign, and my honest discussion of their products. But I am LOVING my new machine, I’m excited to learn more about what it can do, and all opinions in this post are 100% my own. I would never write a post about something I didn’t think was useful or interesting for you guys, and Practically Functional will only publish sponsored posts for companies or products I love and believe in! 🙂
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