I made these two cards over the weekend. I like the “Yuletide Greetings” (left) better than the “Merry Christmas,” but I think if I try that one again, I can do it better. I’m starting to realize that if I want to send cards to several people, I’ll need to set some
Rules for my Christmas card making project
- Limit myself to no more than three different designs
- Avoid cards that are overly complex
- Use paper that will work for all of the projects
Every time I use my Cricut Explore Air™ 2
Tips from a newbie
- If you buy project-specific paper, make sure you remember which projects you planned to make. I had a lot of Christmas cards in my favorites list, so I wasn’t sure which ones I had settled on.
- Remember to check the materials setting on the machine.
- Don’t wait too long before cleaning your cutting mat. A gunked-up mat can cause problems with your cuts.
- Do a test run with paper that you don’t mind wasting. Buy in bulk.
- Use liquid adhesive sparingly, so you don’t end up with lumps and bumps.
- Invest in a variety of adhesives so you’ll have something that works for every project.
I haven’t used the products shown below (affiliate links), but plan to give them a try.