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Cricut Cards and Cricut Scrapbook Page Ideas

Updated on May 26, 2014

Making Cricut Cards and Scrapbooking Layouts Using the Cricut

Here are 19 Cricut Card Ideas and 2 Cricut Scrapbook Layouts for you to try. I enjoy sharing my love of making Cricut Cards, Cricut Projects, Cricut Scrapbooking Layouts, and other paper crafts. I know that a lot of you have Cricuts, but you need Cricut Card Ideas and Scrapbooking Layouts Using the Cricut.

Since Provocraft introduced the Cricut, thousands of people have bought them. However, like any new gadget, many just sit in the box collecting dust. Others are used, but not to their potential. QVC and other infommercials get you excited to buy the Cricut, and they make it look as easy as a blow dryer to use. Unfortunately, when the machines arrive, it can be overwhelming!

I hope to inspire you with great Cricut Card ideas and other Cricut projects. No matter which version of the Cricut you own, blow the dust off of it, gather some paper and adhesive, and have some fun! The best way to learn how to use it, is to get some scrap paper and jump in and try it!

All Photos by Pam Larmore, All Rights Reserved

Wild Card Cricut Cartridge

There are lots of Cricut Card Ideas on the Wild Card Cartridge!

cricut cards and scrapbook pages
cricut cards and scrapbook pages

Buying Cricut Cartridges

NEVER pay full price!

I owned a scrapbook store for 9 years, and made Cricut Cards and Scrapbooking Layouts Using the Cricut every day, but I never sold Cricut Cartridges. That may seem strange, but let me explain.

There are several places to purchase Cricut Cartridges on sale. All of the big box Craft Stores carry them and often have sales. You can get them regularly for $39.99, $29.99 or cheaper. There are many online stores that carry a fill line of cheap Cricut Cartridges as well. Oh My Crafts has bundle sales all the time. With the discounts, you can also get older cartridges for $15-$20 each if you purchase a certain number at a time. If you don't have the money to put out for that many at once, get an order together with some friends.

I have found the best deals on Ebay. Even the newly released and hard to find Cricut cartridges are cheaper than full price. If you are patient and wait a little bit after the cartridge has been released, you can get almost any cartridge for under $40.00. Cartridges that have been out for awhile, often sell for around $25.00.

Always buy Cricut Cartridges for your card and scrapbooking projects when they are on sale!

Cricut Card Ideas Book

This Cricut book has lots of great ideas for Cricut Cards and Projects.

Card Making with Cricut
Card Making with Cricut

This book shows lots of colorful, creative Cricut projects to inspire you.

 

Cricut Cartridges On Sale On Ebay!

If you watch Ebay, you can really pick up Cricut Cartridges pretty cheap! It's fun to have a variety of cartridges for your Cricut Card ideas.


Toucan Cricut Birthday Card

Here is a really simple Cricut Card Idea. This toucan was cut at 3 1/2" using the Life Is A Beach Cricut Cartridge. I used a piece of patterned paper as a background and solid cardstock to mat it. "It's Your bird-day" is from My Pink Stamper.

Forever Young Cricut Cartridge for Making Party Favors - On Sale at Amazon

Christmas Cricut Card

Cricut Christmas Cards are very popular. My Mom made this awesome card using the Paper Doll Dress Up and Christmas Cheer Cartridges. The front of the card says, "Merry Christmas to all", and the inside says, "and to all a good night!" This is an example of a pop up card, so that when you open it, the inside is dimensional.

Merry Christmas to all.... - ....and to all a Good Night.

The sentiments were typed and printed on the computer. To complete the card, she added a pom pom to Santa's hat and a snowflake punched from foil paper. The reindeer reins are fiber leftover from another project. If you look closely at the moon, you will see that it has snowflakes embossed on it. It was done using the Cuttlebug...another fun cardmaking tool! What a great Cricut Card Idea!

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The card pops up as you open it making Santa and his sleigh, pulled by 2 adorable reindeer, fly across the moon.

Strawberry Cricut Card

Here is another Cricut Card Idea. This is a simple card, but the bright, bold colors make a big impact. The strawberry is from the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge. I bought the cartridge on clearance for $12, and I didn't think I'd use it much. However, after opening the package, I was happy to discover that there are lots of extra shapes beside the Hello Kitty Character. There is a great cupcake, flower, and butterfly that i use often. Go to the Cricut Website and explore Cricut cartridges before deciding which ones to purchase. Most cartridges have accessories that you wouldn't think about!

To see more Cricut Card Ideas from this cartridge, visit Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge.

Tips on Using Your Cricut

1. Make sure the Cricut Mat you are using is flat. Wrinkled or bowed mats give poor results. If your mat doesn't have any adhesive left on it, your images may not cut correctly.

2. Pressure and speed settings are very important. Blade depth is also crucial. Most of the paper I cut is thick cardstock. I use the 5-5-5 rule. I set the pressure, speed, and blade depth on 5. If you are cutting lighter weight cardstock, adjust back to 4-4-4 until you find what works best for you. Not all Cricut Machines are alike. I may be able to cut something on my machine at 4-4-4 and you may have to adjust your machine to 5-5-5 to cut the same material.

3. I do not recommend cutting very light weight paper. It will probably work fine with large shapes with little detail, but cuts with lots of detail or very tiny items, often snag and rip. It is also difficult to remove light weight paper from the sticky mat without tearing it.

4. Very thin or small cuts are difficult to cut in a small size. For example, I love the Calligraphy Collection Cartridge, but it is a very thin font. Cutting letters at 1" often yield poor results.

5. Images that requiring layering like the Disney Characters, are easiest to cut in larger sizes. A 4" Cinderella has teeny tiny lips and eyes. Imagine how tiny they would be if you were trying to make a 2" Cinderella!

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Monkey Cricut Card

Bananas 4 You!

This Cricut Card Idea would be perfect for a child's birthday. You could also change the color scheme and have a Cricut Valentine's Day Card. The Monkey is from the Create-A-Critter Cricut Cartridge. The vine and banana are also on the same cartridge. Add a little patterned paper and a stamped sentiment from My Pink Stamper and you have a sweet card that will make everyone smile.

To see more projects from this cartridge, visit Cricut Create A Critter.

Create-A-Critter Cricut Cartridge

The Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge makes the cutest Cricut Kids and Baby Card Ideas, and you can find it on sale on Ebay.

This Scrapbook Layout Using the Cricut is perfect for a baby or a little girl. Spring or Easter photos would also look great on these layouts! I used the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge to make the flowers and butterflies. I use that cartridge A lot!!!

To see more projects from this cartridge visit Cricut Create A Cutter.

Spring Cricut Scrapbooking Pages

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Happy Birthday Cricut Card

This Cricut Card Idea has a simple layout that can be adapted for any theme. Change the patterned paper to something for a wedding and instead of using the fall leaf, replace it with a pretty rose on a long stem or a champagne glass.

The leaf is from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge. I added bronze Stickles glitter glue to add detail.

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Cricut Scrapbooking Layout

Put Your Cricut To Work!

Here is another great Scrapbook Layout Using the Cricut! These adorable critters were made using the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge. The tree and log are also on that cartridge. Isn't this a cute baby girl scrapbooking page or baby boy scrapbooking page?

To see more projects using this cartridge, visit Cricut Create A Cutter.

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Easy Cricut Card Ideas

You're the Cat's Meow Cricut Card

I love this Cricut Card. You can make this adorable kitty using the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge. The "You're the Cat's Meow" stamp is from My Pink Stamper.

To see more projects using this cartridge, visit Cricut Create A Critter.

Cow Cricut Card - Intermediate Cricut Card Idea

This Cricut Card is a little more involved, but it's still pretty easy to make. I used the Cricut Create A Critter to make the cow. I added two different patterns of paper to the card, and a black cardstock border. I punched the top of the black border with a bug and flower punch from Martha Stewart, and I punched the bottom with a Stampin' Up Punch. Then I matted the pink floral papers onto black cardstock and added a pink ribbon where the two patterned papers meet. This is a simple Cricut Card Idea to copy!

Cherry Cricut Card

I used the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge to make this wonderful card that could be used for any occasion. It's amazing that this cricut cartridge has lots of other things on it besides Hello Kitty.

To see more projects using this cartridge, visit Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge.

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Get Whale Soon Using Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge

Buy Cricut Expressions & Accessories on Amazon

Amazon always has good sales on Cricut Machines, Cricut Supplies, and Cricut Cartridges.

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High School Volleyball Cricut Card

One of my friends coaches a High School volleyball team. She wanted personalized cards for the players. I used the Sportsmania Cricut Cartridge to make this volleyball player and did the cards in the school colors. She loved them!

Cricut Halloween Card

Hello Kitty is even adorable dressed as a witch!

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Flip Flop Thank You Cricut Card Using Life is a Beach Cartridge

I love these flip flops that can be found on the Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge. They are great on scrapbooking pages, but also work on summery handmade cards. The jagged cirle behind the flip flops is from the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge.

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Patriotic USA Cricut Card Using Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge

I teach card classes and sometimes my customers will request certain types of cards. One lady had a son and daughter-in-law in the marines and wanted to make patriotic cards. I used the Stand and Salute Cricut Cartridge to make the USA. Then I added the ribbon and rhinestones to embellish it.

Fall Cricut Card - Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge

This beautiful fall tree was cut using the Stretch You Imagination Cricut Cartridge. The medallion backing the tree came from the Songbird Cricut Cartridge. Combined lovely fall patterned paper, rust colored ribbon, and earth tone Stickles glitter glue and you will have a masterpiece suitable for any fall occassion.

Easter Cricut Card
Easter Cricut Card

Spring and Easter Cricut Card

Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge

This pretty Cricut Easter Card was made using the Walk in My Garden Cartridge. I love how the layers go together to give the flower more detail. Add a decorative edge, some pearls, and a little glitter, and you have an easy Cricut Project.

Flamingo Cricut Card - Life is A Beach Cricut Cartridge

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Cute Card Using A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge

The little girl flying a kite was perfect for this Cricut card. The best thing about the Cricut Expression is being able to make shapes any size you want.

Cricut Birthday Party Decoration

I created this arrangement of lollipops for a 40th Birthday Party. I made the "40 Sucks" signs using the Cricut Expressions.

Cricut Expression on Sale at Amazon

Great Storage for Cricut Cartridges

 

Hello Kitty Easter Cricut Card

Somebunny Loves You!

Isn't this the sweetest card??? It's perfect for Easter, but could be for lots of different occasions. The turtle is from the Walk In My Garden Cricut Cartridge. The Some-bunny Loves You! is from My Pink Stamper.

To see more projects from this cartridge visit Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge.

Winnie the Pooh Birthday Cricut Card

Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge

This Winnie the Pooh is so cute and bright that I didn't want to add a lot of details to take away from him....Silly Ole Bear. The Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge has Piglet, Eyeore, Tigger, Rabbit, and Owl and is wonderful for making Cricut Cards.

If I inspired you with my Cricut projects, I'd love to know!

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      Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

      I am very inspired. Love your ideas and I can't wait to get a set, would love to make cards, invitations and all kinds of stuff

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      Donnette Davis 4 years ago from South Africa

      What beautiful craft ideas for any occasion. Oh how terribly talented you are :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have been able to relocate my cricute so it will allow me to use it more. i am so excited

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      Caromite 5 years ago

      This Cricut Cutter seems to be a very useful tool. I like the cute critters and the flamingo most. Unfortunately the Cricut Cutter is to expensive for me :(

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      SimplySara LM 5 years ago

      The purse you made with the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge is adorable! That's one more cart on my wish list!

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Absolutely lovely!

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      betsy-wooters 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing Pam!! Your projects are always so inspiring!

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      @Spiderlily321: I love my Cricut and get a lot of use out of! Thanks for visiting.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Very nice lens! I love the Cricut. I don't own one but my stepmom does and she let me try it out when she got it for Christmas. I thought it was awesome and would love to own one of my own. I love making crafts! Thanks for sharing this

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      @KathyMcGraw2: Thanks for visiting Kathy! It's very addicting.

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      Kathy McGraw 5 years ago from California

      I've seen these kinds of cards, but had no idea they had a name and even a machine to make them. I love crafts so enjoyed your honest comment on the cartridges and easy to follow commentary on making them.

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Pretty lens

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Pretty lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love all the cards & info!

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      Adorable cards. I enjoyed reading about your projects. Blessings!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Interesting lens! well done!

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      myamya 5 years ago

      very nice lens! squidlikes!

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      OzGirl LM 5 years ago

      Wow, honestly, never heard of Cricut. But after reading your lens here, and seeing the gorgeous cards, it's something I want to add to my "crafts to-do list". :-)

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      scrapperkare 5 years ago

      Great lens! I've added yours to my Scrapbook Retreats for Scrapbook Addicts page: http://www.squidoo.com/scrappinretreats (and thanks for visiting and commenting on it recently)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      At our town Christmas Parade, I kept noticing how wonderful the signs were on the Town Council and other dignitary's cars. I called the organizer and asked who did them. She told that she did and that she used the Cricut. I was very impressed as I had never heard of it. I really enjoyed reading this and learning more about the Cricut.

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      What fabulous cards! Well done.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 5 years ago from Texas

      You have made some really nice cards. That must be a fun machine to have. Best Wishes to you.

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      bdkz 5 years ago

      Very cute stuff here!

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for the Blessing. It really means a lot :)

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      Smitty 5 years ago from Arizona

      I love your great ideas... I will share this with my Wife (who loves Stampin' Up!) and I also will TWEET!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great card project lens. This is fun, unique and really well presented.

      Merry Christmas to you and a Squid Angel Blessing for this lens.

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      Ahmady LM 5 years ago

      enjoyed reading about the cricut...

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      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      Great information here. Thanks for sharing!

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Cool, I've never heard of this before. Thanks!

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      This is such a fun idea! I'd never heard of a cricut before. I think these are gorgeous! Blessed. :)

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      mockingbird999 5 years ago

      Those are cool Christmas projects.

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      I really love your cards. You make it look so fun and easy. Now I'm wishing I had a cricut years ago.

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      You have some awfully nice things here that you made with the Cricut. I don't use mine very often. I really should make more of an effort.

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      Sherry Venegas 5 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Cut cards! I love making them too.