Learn how to easily make four different glittery and cute Cricut Christmas cards with a personalized sentiment inside.
Another Christmas project I have been working on is making Christmas cards with my Cricut Joy. I probably won’t be making the 75 cards I send out in the mail, but I love making a bunch to have on hand when we give gifts to friends, teachers, and neighbors.
There are soooooo many cute card designs in Cricut Access that it was hard to decide which ones to make! That’s why I ended up making a bunch of different ones.
I wanted to show you how quick and easy it is to make Cricut Joy Christmas cards from super easy to ones that take a few extra steps to personalize.
And since Cricut released their 2×2 card mat you can make any of these Cricut Christmas cards on any of the machines!
Materials Needed for Cricut Joy Christmas Cards
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- Cricut Joy – or find here on Amazon
- Cricut Joy card mat
- Cricut Joy card inserts
- Cricut Joy pens, glitter gel pens, and gel markers
- Or Cricut Explore or Maker and the 2×2 Card Mat
Different Ways to Make Holiday Cards with a Cricut Joy
There are quite a few ways to design and make cards using the Cricut Joy. I do have a full YouTube video link below if you prefer to watch how I design and cut everything.
Definitely, the easiest way is to search in Projects and pick a premade card project. You can find Cards under the My Projects drop down or on the main Cricut Design Space page.
Since there are a ton of card ideas, I typed Christmas in the search bar and found a few I liked. The first one is a Zooey Deschanel’s Warm Christmas card. If you pick the card from this menu, there is no way to change anything.
Once you click on the card, you’ll immediately get the Make It screen. Click on the green button.
The On Card Mat and Material size should already be set as the default. Click Continue, select Card inserts as material and follow all of the on screen Cricut Design Space prompts.
It will tell you to insert a green pen since that is what the original project calls for. You can insert any pen though!! I used a pink gel marker from this pack.
If you want to personalize or write on the inside of a card, you can’t use a premade Cricut project. I wrote a full tutorial on making your own custom card template if you want to read more in-depth about it.
But you can still use the same card images that are in the premade section. You can find my project in Cricut Design Space by clicking here.
Click on Images on a canvas and filter Type to Cards. Then I typed in Be Merry in the search bar to get this particular card. Or you can type in #MFA329EE in the search bar for this exact image.
For the other card, I searched under holidays and found this cute Happy Holidays card front.
For the inside sentiment of the holiday card, I filtered the Art Type to Draw Only since I wanted to use the drawing function.
Both of the images I picked had a draw part to them. You can easily change the pen type by selecting the Draw part you want to change and then click on the color next to Linetype and use the drop-down menus to select your pen type.
You can also insert a text box and type whatever you want. I find it easiest to filter to Writing fonts.
You can select different color pen colors for each text box. I used a combination of a black fine tip and a gold glitter gel pen.
Make the sure images that will be on the inside of the card are Attached together and sized smaller than the card size you will be using. Save your project and then click on Make It.
You’ll get a popup screen to select how you will load your materials. I am using the Cricut Joy inert cards so I selected On Card Mat.
For the sentiment on the inside of the Christmas card make sure that the Material Size is set to 4.25 x 5.5 (If you are using insert cards too).
And then also make sure to move the image so that it’s centered in the rectangle (this is the inside of the card).
If you are cutting a horizontal card, use the rotate button to rotate and center the writing.
Cutting and Drawing on Christmas Cards
Once you click on Continue you’ll follow all of the on-screen prompts. Remember with the Cricut Joy you will be pressing load and unload on your device (laptop, Ipad, phone).
Insert half of the card under the Card mat screen and press the top layer down. Make sure to watch this part in the video if it doesn’t make sense!
For this Be Merry card CDS told me to insert the black pen first. My Cricut Joy is going to write the sentiment on the inside first.
After the black color was done, the Cricut paused and told me to insert the gold glitter gel pen.
Make sure to watch your mats on the screen carefully if you are making multiple cards at at time. Usually CDS will do all the insides of the cards in a row and then go back and do the outside.
To do the outside of the card, place the side of the card that was written on under the screen, then fold and push down the blank front of the card on top. (Make sure to watch the video at the top if this doesn’t make sense!)
Keep following the prompts on what pens to insert and when to insert the cutting blade.
Once the card is cut out, insert one of the inserts that comes in the card pack!
I love the glittery inserts for the holidays!
And the inside of this card.
For the Warm Christmas Wishes card I wanted it colorful so I used a holographic insert from this pack.
I love how the color changes depending on how the light is hitting!
Do you have a favorite Cricut Joy Christmas card??
If you don’t have the Cricut Joy, you can now make all of these amazing Cricut cards with an Explore or Maker with a 2×2 card mat.
Cricut Joy Holiday Card Video Tutorial
To watch the full video about making cards with the Cricut Joy, head on over to my YouTube channel!
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