I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love making cards on my Cricut Joy. The Cricut Joy App seriously makes it so easy (and fast!) to create a card for any occasion. I always like to have some blank cards on hand, because you never know when you’re going to need one. There are a few different ways you can make cards using the Cricut Joy, such as Insert Cards or Cutaway Cards.
The Cutaway Cards are a newer item to the Cricut card line-up, and I’ve been having so much fun with them. They’re different from Insert Cards in the sense that you’re no longer required to design with stencil images and fonts, so you can avoid tiny, floating pieces. This means you can use almost any image in the library to create a Cutaway Card, which gives you thousands of design options! You also don’t need the corner slots for the inserts either. This is because the backing actually has adhesive, making it easier than ever to stick it into place.
To learn more about Cutaway Cards, be sure to check out my Cutaway Card intro post.
how to make cutaway cards
Thanks to the Cricut Joy card system, I will never buy a drugstore card last minute again! I like to always like to keep a few pre-made everyday cards and blank card sets on hand, so that I always have a card for any occasion. Making a card with my Cricut Joy is honestly faster than going to the store to buy one, too! Cutaway Cards are just as easy to use as Insert Cards – if not easier! Here’s how.
- Cricut Joy
- Cricut Joy Card Mat
- Cutaway Cards
- Optional: Cricut Joy pens or markers
Step 1: prep and design your card
Cutaway Cards are just as easy to use as Insert Cards – if not easier! To get started, simply adhere the stand-out backer to your card by peeling off the liner on the inside of the card and sticking the backer into place.
Next, use Cricut Design Space or the Cricut Joy App to create and cut your personalized design, or use a ready-to-make project. Personally, I love the Cricut Joy App because it makes it so quick to create beautiful, custom cards. The app is available for iOS or Android devices via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
Step 2: cut and weed your design
Once you have selected or created your design, simply click “make it” to send the card to your Cricut Joy to be cut. The machine only cuts through the top layers of the card and the adhesive, leaving the beautiful backer piece. If you’d like, you can also incorporate a pen or marker into your design as well!
Next, unload your machine and weed away the cutouts. The weeded pieces will be sticky because of the adhesive, but your backer will not.
And voila – that’s it! I told you it was easy to use.
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