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Here’s handmade birthday card number two for the week! This is another simple birthday card idea. It is perfect for veteran Cricut crafters or for those who are just beginning with their Cricut machine. This card can be made two ways – with the balloon created in card stock or in felt. Today I’m sharing the card stock version, and on Thursday I’ll share the felt version. Both cards are made very similar, but there is a significant difference in the supply lists.
- Cricut machine – Either a Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker will work. I’m using a Cricut Explore Air 2.
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut card stock in multiple colors
- Baker’s twine
- Glue stick or craft glue
- Card blank – I used a brown card blank but any color will work.
- Hot glue gun with hot glue gun stick
I made this card after being inspired by this card at Jennifer McGuire Ink. I didn’t have any ink on hand as she uses in her project, but with a little designing in Cricut Design Space, the partial balloon was simple to make.
One of my favorite aspects of making cards is the ability to personalize aspects of the card. For instance, if your recipient like a certain color, use it in the project.
Open up Cricut Design Space. Use my already prepared design file to make this project quick and easy. Access the file by clicking here. Click “Customize” rather than “Make It.” When the design canvas with the project appears, make sure that the size of the card design will fit on the front of the card blank. The design should fit on the front with a small border around the design that shows the card blank.
Follow the instructions in Cricut Design Space to cut all the pieces as prompted.
Once all of the pieces are cut, use the glue stick to carefully assemble the card.
- Glue the white background to the front of the card.
- Glue the balloon piece to the top of the white background.
- Use hot glue to attach the baker’s twine to the bottom of the balloon piece to create the balloon string.
- Carefully glue the “Birthday Wishes” in the desired spot on the card.
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