Create a cute happy birthday card for your next gift giving occasion. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but provide a small commission to help support this site to bring more Cricut tutorials.
There are many August birthdays in our family. Unfortunately, between school starting and my temporary teaching schedule I missed most of them. I’ve spent the past two weeks attempting to make amends with fun gift card surprises. Since I was so woefully behind, I added an extra special touch with a handmade card. Today I’m sharing one of four Birthday Wishes cards that I’ll be sharing throughout this week.
- 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
- Cricut 0.4 tip pen in desired color
- Glue stick or craft glue
- Card blank – I used a brown card blank but any color will work.
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 right above the drawing of the balloon string.
- Glue the rectangle piece at the bottom.
- Carefully glue the “Birthday Wishes” in the desired spot on the card.
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