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With my anniversary coming up, I thought it was the perfect time to create Cricut Anniversary Cards. These Anniversary cards are sweet and can easily be put together in minutes with your Cricut Maker or Explore. If you have a Cricut Joy, make sure to watch the video to see how you can use these designs with the insert cards as well.
If you love making cards with your Cricut, you can find all of my cricut card templates here.
Materials for Making Cards with Your Cricut
Cardstock – Cardstock is the main material that you will need to make these Cricut Anniversary Cards. I recommend using a light to medium weight cardstock. Here are some of my favorite cardstocks to use for cards and other paper crafts:
- Neenah Assorted Starter Pack – Great starter pack! This will give you the colors needed for just about any cardstock project.
- White Diamond Glitter Cardstock – My absolute favorite cardstock! I always keep this in stock because it turns a simple cardstock project into something fabulous. You can also print on this.
- Double Sided Gold Glitter Cardstock – This is another favorite of mine! The glitter is so smooth, and it’s double sided which makes it great for so many different projects.
- Glitter Assorted Cardstock Paper – Glitter cardstock looks great for accessorizing cards or for using to add color to the cutouts.
- White Cardstock – Sometimes you just need a good, plain white cardstock. A lot of white cardstocks are yellowish, but this Neenah Premium cardstock is a great shade of white.
Cricut Pens – Any Cricut pens will work, however I am using these .4 black pens in this tutorial.
Scoring Stylus – If you are using the Cricut Explore or Maker, I highly recommend that you use a Scoring Stylus or Scoring Wheel (Maker only). This will ensure that you have perfect fold lines so that your pop-up card comes together perfectly. This Scoring Stylus is very inexpensive but will make such a huge difference when making cards, boxes and other paper crafts with your Cricut.
Anniversary SVG Files – Download at the bottom of this post.
Envelopes for Your Cards
The insert cards fit perfectly within the 4×6 size envelope. And the pop-up card fits perfect in a 5×7 envelope. You can create your own with these free envelope templates or purchase these as they are standard sized envelopes.
How to Make Cards with Your Cricut
Watch the full step-by-step video tutorial on how to make these Cricut Anniversary cards:
These first two Anniversary card designs are for insert cards. You can either make these with cardstock and your standard cutting mat, or with your card mat and insert cards. For this tutorial, I will show you how to make these with cardstock and your standard mat. But, if you want to use your card mat or Cricut Joy, make sure to watch the video to see how to do this.
Step-by-step Tutorial to Make Insert Cards
- First, upload the anniversary card template to Cricut Design Space and then Ungroup your Layers. With all your layers selected, click on “ungroup”.
2. If you are using a scoring stylus or scoring wheel, then add your score line. You will do this by clicking on your “Shapes” icon and then select the “Score Line”.
3. Resize your score line to the length of the card and center it horizontally to your card. To do this, select both your score line and card together (by holding down shift) and then select “Center Horizontally” from the Align Menu.
4. Change the layer with the words and designs to pen instead of cut in the operation menu.
5. Last, you will need to attach your score line and pen layer to your card layer. To do this, select all 3 layers together and select “Attach”.
6. You are now ready to cut your card. Make sure to pay attention to the prompts in Cricut Design Space so you know when to add your scoring tool and pen tool.
7. Once your Cricut has finished scoring, writing and cutting, you can remove your card from the mat. To assemble your card, you just need to fold your cat in half and then add the insert piece into the slots.
These insert cards are super simple (and quick!) to make but are full of personality. Your loved one will love getting one of these homemade Cricut Anniversary cards from YOU!! And there’s plenty of space on the inside to leave a sweet message.
Step-by-step Tutorial to Make an Anniversary Pop-Up Card
For the pop-up card, you will need to use a Cricut mat with cardstock paper. This design does not work with the card mat or Cricut Joy. It is important to use a light to medium weight paper for the inside of this card. If you use a heavy weight cardstock, the pop-up design will be difficult to assemble, and the card will not fold easily.
- First, upload the anniversary card template to Cricut Design Space and then Ungroup your Layers.
2. Repeat step 1 to ungroup each card layer. Select the front of your card and select “Ungroup.” Then, select the inside of your card and select “Ungroup”.
3. Select the line layer that goes across the front of the card and change the operation to “Score.” If you are not using a scoring tool, then delete this layer.
4. Select the layer that reads “It’s Always Been You” and change the operation to “Pen.”
5. Select your score line, your text (It’s Always been You) and the card layer together by holding down shift and then select “Attach.”
6. Select the text of the inside of the card and change the operation to “Pen”.
7. Select the group of lines and change these from Basic Cut to Score. If you are not using a scoring tool, delete all of these layers. I highly recommend that you use a scoring tool for this, or the anniversary card will be very hard to assemble.
8. Select your pen layer, group of score lines and card layer together by holding down shift. Then, select “Attach.”
9. You are now ready to cut your card. Make sure to pay attention to the prompts in Cricut Design Space so you know when to add your scoring tool and pen tool.
How to Assemble the Anniversary Pop-Up Card
When you are ready to assemble the pop-up card, start by folding on all the score lines for both pieces. Once you have a good fold on all score lines, glue the inside pop-up piece to the inside of the outer card. Make sure that you do not glue down the words (I Love You), the hearts or the pieces that pull out with the heart.
Also, make sure to glue the inside piece down the correct way. Pay attention to the front of the card and which way it opens.
Once the inside layer is glued down, pull out the pieces “I Love You” and the hearts so they create the pop-up effect. With these pieces pulled out, close the card and press down firmly to get a good fold on all the score lines.
Once the inside of the card is assembled, just glue the red heart to the front of the card and it’s done! This anniversary card is pretty simple to assemble but has a fun surprise inside for your loved one!
I hope you’ll have just as much fun making these Cricut anniversary cards as you do giving them! And there is plenty of space to add your own sweet message to the inside.
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