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How to Make Christmas Cards with Your Cricut Machine – Christmas Card Templates

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Learn how to make Christmas cards with your Cricut machine. Featuring the Cricut Joy machine use the card mat to make quick easy Christmas cards.

Making handmade Christmas cards is as old of a tradition as Christmas itself. This year, I decided to share how to make Christmas cards with Cricut, specifically the Cricut Joy machine. I’ve created five card templates to use with your Cricut machine that will make crafting holiday cards easy!

Learn how to make Christmas cards with your Cricut machine. Featuring the Cricut Joy machine use the card mat to make quick easy Christmas cards.

Supplies to Make Christmas Cards with Cricut

Learn how to make Christmas cards with your Cricut machine. Featuring the Cricut Joy machine use the card mat to make quick easy Christmas cards.

Download The Christmas Card Templates

Firstly you will need to download the templates. Find these five Christmas card designs inside our Member Vault, along with hundreds of other premium Christmas crafts! Once logged in, type in ‘cards’ to find the templates.

For those using a Cricut Maker or Explore model that does not have the card insert mat, you will find SVGs included for full cards!

Learn how to make Christmas cards with your Cricut machine. Featuring the Cricut Joy machine use the card mat to make quick easy Christmas cards.

How to Make Christmas Cards with Cricut – Video Tutorial

Watch the full video tutorial for making easy Christmas cards with your Cricut machine. I am featuring the Cricut Joy machine with the card insert mat, but you can use any Cricut machine with our templates too. In the video, I will also walk you through how to set up the card templates in Design Space and use the Text tool to type your message.

To create your own card inserts follow the measurements and use a straight cutter to trim any cardstock or glitter cardstock down to size.

How to make your own card inserts for the Cricut Joy machine.
  • Cut a 5.5 inches wide x 8.5 inch high piece of cardstock. If you are using an 8.5 x 11 sheet, then cut it in half and fold it once.
  • The front single card insert piece should measure 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches.
  • If you are using a machine other than the Joy then there are full card SVGs included too that will work perfectly with the Maker or Explore models.
Making cards with Cricut.

Import the Christmas card templates to Design Space. Scroll up to download my designs or create your own. Scale the design to size.

Card Template Set Up For Maker And Explore Models

NOTE: If you are using the Maker or Explore models, you will want to import that SVG with the full card cutout. There is also a line included for the center of the card, which you will want to select and change to a scoreline. Anytime you use a scoreline, you will need to attach it to the base, in this case, our card. Select both the card and scoreline and click the Attach tool as shown in the image below.

Using scorelines in Design Space

My card design is scaled at 5.2 inches high by 3.9 inches wide. Click on the Make It button and select the dropdown option to the left, choosing the 4.25 x 5.5-inch card size. On this first cut screen, move the design to the very center of the mat preview. You will not need to do this step if you are using the Maker or Explore SVG card templates.

Using the Cricut Joy card insert mat.

Click Continue when you are ready to select your material. I am using glitter cardstock so I will choose that material option. Place the folded card onto the card insert mat and load your machine. Let your Cricut cut out the Christmas card!

Cards with Cricut Joy.

Once the Cricut is finished, unload the card mat and insert the rectangle behind the design. Be gentle with it until it settles into the card.

How to type text in Cricut Design Space.

To write on the inside of your card, start by typing your Christmas message with the Text tool in Design Space. Make sure to choose a Writing font so that you do not end up with bubble letters. Scale your writing to size, my text is 4 inches high.

Writing on the inside of a card with the Cricut Joy mat.

Flip your card backward gently and load it back onto the card mat. Replace the fine-point blade with a Cricut Joy pen and precede to let the Joy pen write your message on the inside of the Christmas card.

For those making the cards on the Maker or Explore model of machines, I recommend cutting a rectangle using the insert included with the templates or the free shapes in Design Space and having Cricut write on the rectangle, then pasting it into the card as shown above.

Handmade Christmas cards.

When your machine is finished writing, unload the card mat and remove the card. And your easy Christmas card with your Cricut machine is complete! Each one of these only took less than 20 minutes to make.

Learn how to make Christmas cards with your Cricut machine. Featuring the Cricut Joy machine use the card mat to make quick easy Christmas cards.

Do you love making handmade Christmas cards during the holiday season? With this tutorial for how to make Christmas cards with Cricut, you will be able to create dozens of pretty cards easily and quickly every holiday season!

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