Add a handmade element to a Thank You Gift with this Cricut project. I’m featuring the HP Envy 6055e for the Print Then Cut portion of this project. Thank you to HP for sending me a printer as part of the HP Smart Mom Panel to use for my Cricut projects and school printing needs. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Now, how to make a Thank You Tag with Cricut Print Then Cut!
Do you often use the Print Then Cut feature in Cricut Design Space? It is a fun feature, especially for stickers and similar items. If you haven’t used the feature, here’s a easy, beginner project to try. Let’s make a gift tag with Cricut Print Then Cut.
What Type of Printer Am I Using for Cricut Print Then Cut?
The type of printer definitely makes a difference. For my Cricut Print Then Cut projects, I use my home printer, the HP Envy 6055e.
Here are a few of my favorite features of the HP Envy 6055:
- Prints in black ink and color ink
- Compatible with the HP Smart App
- Can hold up to 100 pieces of regular printer paper
- Can hold up to 40 cards for printing (great for birthday card invitations!)
- Accepts card stock, making it ideal for Cricut Print Then Cut projects
- Easily does double-sided printing
- Easy scanning
I’ve been using this printer for my most recent Cricut Print Then Cut projects over the past few weeks, and it has performed well, especially for the price point. It also handles all of our school printing needs; and with four kids in school, we print quite a bit!
The printer has produces good quality prints. My Cricut Print Then Cut projects do not print pixelated. They are clear, an aspect that is crucial when printing anything.
Now let’s make this project!
- Printer- I’m using the HP Envy 6055e
- Cricut machine– A Cricut Maker model or Cricut Explore Air 2 model machine will work for this project.
- Cricut LightGrip or StandardGrip Cutting Mat (Though if you are using the Cricut Maker 3, you may not need a cutting mat. Use the proper materials that you need for your specific machine).
- Card stock – One print that is lighter and will clearly showcase the printer ink. This one will also need to be 8.5×11. If you do not have a piece this size, cut one down (that’s what I did!). The second print can be anything that you prefer.
- Baker’s Twine
- Glue stick or glue dots
How to Make a Thank You Tag with Cricut Print Then Cut
Open up Cricut Design Space. I’m using an already-created in Cricut Design Space. Click to here this image. If you’d like to customize it, you can. Otherwise, click Make Project.
Send the project to the Cricut machine. Follow the Cricut Design Space prompts. It will instruct to send the Print Then Cut project to the printer. Make sure the paper is in the printer.
Once the image has printed, place it on the Cricut Cutting Mat and follow the Design Space prompts to cut the printed tag.
Continue to cut the backing of the tag.
Use a glue stick or glue dots to adhere the printed tag portion to the backing.
Secure the thank you tag with twine.
Looking for more projects? See my Cricut Project page for more tutorials!