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Cricut Card Ideas for Making An Invitation

Updated on January 28, 2015

With spring coming soon and parties on the rise as the warmer weather comes, I had an idea that I wanted to create an invitation, one that could be used for whichever type of celebration in mind. Using my Cricut Create machine, a crafter's dream I might add, I was able to cut the entire card very quickly, once I had the design.

Of course, as with any card, the colors chosen are a personal choice. That is what is great about the Cricut machine, once you have a decided on a design, you've come up with a card making idea, you could literally make dozens of different cards based on the same design.


To start your Cricut Card idea project

One of the smartest ideas I've read is to cut shapes and layout your design using plain white cardstock, the kind you can purchase from a scrapbook supply store. That way you don't waste your colored and printed cardstock. I did that first on this project and determined which shapes I wanted, then I cut them all out as shown

For this card I would recommend a heavier cardstock for the cutouts as the intricate patterns will rip when the Cricut Machine is cutting them. For the printed background on the front, use a normal weight cardstock.

Design specifics

I was trying to use only the one Sweethearts cartridge; however, for the use of the word (Party) on the inside, I had to go to the Simply Charmed cartridge for the phrase.  If you have a stamp to use instead, you could use the Sweethearts cartridge only for the cutouts.

Cartridge: Sweethearts

Cartridge: Simply Charmed

Speed: Medium

Pressure: Max

Blade Depth: #2

Paper: Cardstock

Card Front Cutouts

Cut 1 of the patterned cardstock to a 3 1/2 x 5 1/4" size.

Cartridge: Sweethearts

From White cardstock: Cut 1 <Cartoche> (page 74) Shift Key, Shadow Key, Size 2 3/4"
From Green cardstock: Cut 1 <Cartoche> (page 74) Shift Key, Shadow Key, Size 2 1/2"
From Orange cardstock: Cut 1 <Cartoche> (page 74) Shift Key, Shadow Key, Size 2 1/4"

From Green Cardstock: Cut 1 <Invited> (page 50) Shift Key, Shadow Key, Size 1 1/2"
From White Cardstock: Cut 1 <Invited> (page 50) Shift Key, No Shadow, Size 1 1/2"

From Green Cardstock: Cut 1 <Corner> (page 78) Shadow Key, Size 2"
From the other Patterned Cardstock: Cut 1 <Corner> page 78) Shadow Key, Size 2"
From Orange Cardstock: Cut 1 <Corner> page 78) Size 2"

Cut out all the shapes, grab your adhesive (I suggest using clear adhesive dots and a fine point liquid glue) and affix them to the card front.

Affixing and Placement

Place the "shadow" cutouts first, then the more intricate cutout on top. This will create a 3D affect which is a great Cricut card idea to use. On each of the plain corners you could add a stamp depicting the type of invitation this is.


Place the corners into place as shown, or both corners on the left side as my final card shows. I tried opposite corners at first and it didn't work out right, so I switched. That is the one good thing about placing the shapes without adhesive first.

Inside Your Cricut Card: Cutouts

Cartridge: Sweethearts

Cut 1 Patterned Cardstock <RSVP> Shadow Key, Size 2 1/4"
Cut 1 Green Cardstock <RSVP> Shadow Key, Size 2"
Cut 1 White Cardstock <RSVP> Size 2"

Cut 1 Orange Cardstock Stamp design, Page 49, <Letter/Stamp> Key, Shift Key,Shadow Key, Size 5 1/4"

Cut 1 White Cardstock Stamp design, Page 49, <Letter/Stamp> Key, Shift Key, Shadow Key, Size 5"

Cartridge: Simply Charmed

Cut 1 Patterned Cardstock (Party), Page 75, Word Key combined with <Balloon/PrtyHorn> Key, Shift Key, Size 2"
Cut 1 Green (Party) Page 75, Word Key combined with <Balloon/PrtyHorn> Key, Shift Key, Size 2"
Cut 1 White (Party) Page 75, Word Key combined with <Balloon/PrtyHorn> Key, Size 2"

Affix to the left of the inside of the card, the "RSVP" cutouts, placing the shadow cutouts first, then the more intricate cuts.

Affix to the inside of the card, the <Stamp> Cuts, bigger to smaller

Affix to the top right of the inside of the card, the <Party> Cutouts, off centering the two bottom cutouts, then affixing the top intricate one.

Almost Finished

On the inside of the card you can choose stamps to accent the type of party invitation this is.



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    • jacqui2011 profile image

      jacqui2011 

      6 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      Great hub. I don't have a Cricut machine, but its on my list for santa! I love stamping and decoupage, but now I want to try this. Thank you for sharing.

    • MimiKat33 profile imageAUTHOR

      MimiKat33 

      7 years ago from Northeastern NY State, USA

      I totally agree and locally I do find some nice products at AC Moore and Jo-Anne Fabrics too.

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      Patrick 

      7 years ago

      A great way to express yourself and display your creativity. I like going to AC Moore for "goodies" to fool around with. ;)

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