The Art of A Thank You with Cricut

With all the rushing around that we do in life, let us make it a point in 2017 to brighten someone’s mailbox. The Cricut Explore Air 2 makes it easy to be thoughtful and creative. You can create your own projects using Cricut Design Space or choose from the hundreds of projects and thousands of images with Design Access. Let us walk through how easy it is to get started with Cricut Access.

1. Sign in to Cricut Design Space. 2. Choose Cards: Just Because in the category drop down menu on the top right hand corner of Cricut Design Space. You can choose whichever card you’d like to make. In this tutorial we are using the one circled above.
Materials Needed: 6 – sheets of paper (12×12 or any size – you can adjust the paper size in Cricut Design Space) Paper used for this projects is by Recollections, Mariposa and Kelly Paper. 1 – Glue Stick. 1 – Bone Folder for folding the envelopes.
Cricut Design Space Screenshot - Envelope
3. Cricut will show you exactly what needs to be done to start a project. Shown: Step 1 of creating the notecard. You adjust the quantity of the project if you want to make more than one. Adjust the quantity at the top left of the screen in Cricut Design Space.
Envelope cutting - paper style one
Have fun with the paper for your envelope. Pictured is the typewriter design from a Recollections paper pack from Michaels.
This paper is from the same Recollections Paper pack noted above. (See Materials picture for details.) There were four different papers used to make envelopes.
This map paper is so yummy for an envelope. Think of how much of a smile this will put on the recipient’s face once they get this in the mail.
Cricut Envelope - Number 4
Last envelope for cutting.
Cutting the hearts
4. Cricut Design Space will guide you to the next step. After cutting all of the envelopes, the next step is to cut the hearts. All four hearts are able to fit on a 5×7 sheet.
Heart Cutting
Paper used is from the Mariposa paper collection from JoAnn Fabrics.
Vintage hearts
Yummy hearts with a vintage feel! These cards are definitely vintage inspired.
Notecards
5. The last step in Cricut Design Space is to cut the notecards. Cricut automatically adjusts how many cards can fit on a sheet based on the size of the paper and the quantity you choose.
Notecard cutting
This cream paper is letter-sized and from Kelly Paper.. Using a solid paper for the note card will allow you to customize the inside for your recipient. A handwritten note is always the best.
Adhering the hearts to the notecards
6. After the hearts and notecards are cut, then you will have to adhere the hearts to the notecards with glue. Pictured: Tobow Glue Stick from FlaxArt in San Mateo.
7. Lastly, you will need to fold the envelopes. Cricut does a wonderful job of scoring but you can also use a bone folder if desired.
These notecards are a simple and elegant way to brighten someone’s mailbox. We like to call it #HappyMail. The total project took less than 20 minutes with Cricut and the smile on your friend’s face once they get this in their mailbox will be priceless.

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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