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How to Make a Fancy Birthday Card with the Cricut Joy

Forgot that important birthday card? Don’t rush to the store!  Make your own fancy birthday card in under 3 minutes with the Cricut Joy!  

This post is sponsored by Cricut.  All opinions are my own. 

Crafting has never been easier thanks to the new Cricut Joy. The newest machine to the Cricut family may be small but it’s definitely mighty. The Cricut Joy is the smallest cutting and writing machine out there making it easy to take it on-the-go with you so you can craft practically anywhere.  Today I’m going to show you how to make your own fancy birthday card in just minutes with the Cricut Joy.

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

You’ll never spend money again on those fancy greeting cards. Now you can just make your own and personalize it just how you like it. 

If you ever spend hours in a card shop trying to find the perfect card and wished you could just make one yourself, then this tutorial is for you. 

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

Given the state of the current pandemic and our lockdown here in New Jersey, heading out to pick up a birthday card for my nephew’s birthday this weekend is nearly impossible.

It’s bad enough that his 13th birthday is being spent in lockdown and no party with his family and friends, I couldn’t not have a birthday card for him. 

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

Enter the Cricut Joy. It arrived just in time for his birthday this weekend and while we may not be able to celebrate with him, we can still let him know we’re thinking of him by driving by his house (and making a lot of noise) and leaving his card and present in his mailbox. 

Creating the perfect card was easy peasy. I just opened the Cricut Design Space App right on my iPhone and searched for the perfect card. 

 

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

Once I saw this llama card, I knew it was perfect. He loves llamas (who doesn’t right?) and knew this would be better than any card I could have found in the store. 

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

Cats love crafting too

The app takes you step-by-step through the set-up and gets your design ready to cut. 

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

Within minutes, your design is cutting and you have  the perfect card for your celebration.

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

HOW TO MAKE A BIRTHDAY CARD WITH THE CRICUT JOY

How to Make a Fancy Birthday Card with the Cricut Joy

How to Make a Fancy Birthday Card with the Cricut Joy

You'll never buy a birthday card again once you see how easy it is to make your own fancy birthday card with the Cricut Joy

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Cricut Joy
  • Cricut Joy Insert Cards 

Tools

  • Cricut Joy Card Mat

Instructions

  1. Open the Cricut Design Space App and find the card design you want to create
  2. Pick the color cardstock you want to use for your card
  3. Remove the protective film from the Cricut Joy Card Mat
  4. Using the guides on the map, line your card up and press down so it doesn't move during cutting
  5. Back in the Design Space App, follow the instructions on the screen to begin cutting your design.
  6. Once your design is cut, gently remove it from the card mat and aseemble.

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To learn more about the Cricut Joy, be sure to check out this post. 

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy

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Make a fancy birthday card in minutes with the Cricut Joy