This Thanksgiving, let the people you care about know you’re grateful for them with the help of Cricut Joy! This “Give Thanks” card is so easy to make with the Cricut Insert Cards; just cut the pre-made design and slide a colored insert behind it for a gorgeous, professional-looking, two-colored effect. Here’s how…
Insert Cards (I used the Grey/Silver Matte Holographic pack)
Basic Tool Kit (Scissors, Weeder, etc.)
Step 1: Choose your design.
Mine is called Give Thanks #M1253C857 in the Cricut Image Library. You can also find it in the Finished Projects library, called “Give Thanks Card.”
Step 2: Place your card base on the Card Mat and load it into your Cricut Joy.
The center of the mat lifts up, allowing you to slide the back half of the card underneath the protective covering so it won’t get cut. Press the front of the card down firmly, adhering it to the adhesive mat. Follow the prompts in Design Space to load the material, then let the machine work its cutting magic!
Step 3: Weed your design.
Remove the card from the mat. Usually, many of the small cut-out pieces will remain stuck to the mat, while the rest of your card is released. Use your fingers or a tweezer/weeder tool to remove any additional cut pieces. (The spatula tool is great for clearing those little stuck pieces off of your card mat.)
Step 4: Place the card insert behind the card front, tucking the corners into the corner slits.
This will make your design appear in the color of the insert! It’s like magic!
This card takes less than ten minutes to make and is absolutely beautiful when it’s finished! I love this particular color combination, but feel free to play around with the other colors of Insert Card blanks and inserts to see what other fun combos you can create!
If you try making your own Insert Cards, I’d love to see; be sure to share your photos in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired. See you there!
Can these be made on a bigger cricut?
The Insert Card packs are made specifically to fit in the Joy machine with a special cutting mat to protect the back of the card from being cut while the front of the card is. That said, I imagine that you could tweak things to make it work with a larger machine. You’d just have to lay the card flat, and size the design to cut wherever you place the front of the card, if that makes sense…