Paper card parts

Cards again

Me and those cards

I spent a lot of time talking about making Christmas cards with my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine. I managed to send about twelve cards to friends and family. Sending tons of cards may not be my thing. That means that I’m going to think smaller for Valentine’s Day. I will likely make and send one card to my friend from college, and make one for my husband.

I’m considering one or two of the projects pictured below.

  • Valentine's Day cards in Design Space

What I’m learning

The Christmas card project taught me about planning and time management. I waited too long to settle on which cards to send and who to send them to. If I make Christmas cards throughout the year (starting soon), I should have a bunch ready to send when the time comes. Will I do this? Maybe.

Some thoughts on the process

My brother-in-law is having surgery this month, so I decided to make him a get well card. I found a few in Design Space, but the selection seems limited.

I need to learn to use the Design Space software, so I can make my own designs. There’s a bluprint course for that!

Until then, I can put cards together from the thousands of images and shapes available through my Cricut Access membership.

I plan to dress this one up with some stamping or embossing. Some washi tape perhaps?

Parts of a get well card

Did you know that Scrapbook.com has digital cut files?

I made a birthday card for my husband’s friend. It turned out a little wonky, so I’ll probably try again.

Balloon birthday card
This one was easy to make, but lining up the balloon shapes was challenging.

Some Cricut tips for slow-moving crafters like me

  • Take care of your mat – Keep it sticky and gunk-free
  • Make sure your materials dial is on the right setting
  • Look at the directions on the screen to make sure you have the right tools loaded before you start the cut
  • Organize your paper scraps before they get out of control
  • Learn Design Space!

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