If you haven’t started making cards with your Cricut, you are missing out big time! Cricut cards are so easy to make, and they turn out super cute! Today I am sharing free SVG card templates to make Cricut Birthday Cards for Kids!
Last month I shared 10 different birthday card templates (for any age), so make sure to check these out if you have someone a little older you are looking for.
Since I started making birthday cards with my Cricut, I haven’t had to buy cards and it’s been great. I love how creative you can get with making your own cards (and how much money you save!). If you want to make your own birthday cards for kids with your Cricut, then follow along!
Materials for Making Birthday Cards with Your Cricut
Cardstock is the main material that you will need to make cards with your Cricut. I recommend at least a 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.
I love the look of the .8 size gel pens (which is what I use in this tutorial), but any size pen will work. Your design will look a little different depending on your pen size.
The birthday card SVG files are 4.25″ x 5.5″ so you can use them with your Cricut Joy, Explore or Maker machines. But they will also work will a Silhouette and other similar cutting machines.
SVG Card Templates
You will find the form at the bottom of this post to download the Cricut birthday cards for kids SVG files. Just enter your name and email and a zipped folder with all of the card templates will be emailed to you. Make sure to extract the files from the folder before uploading to Cricut Design Space.
Scoring Cards with Your Cricut
If you would like to use your Cricut Explore or Maker to score your birthday cards for kids for you (recommended), follow the steps below.
If your cutting machine does not have the scoring option, you can fold the cards by hand or with a scoring board and stylus after you cut it. The scoring feature is really useful when making paper crafts like cards and boxes. So, if you don’t have a Scoring Stylus or Scoring Wheel (Maker only), I definitely recommend getting one.
How to Score with Your Cricut
First, upload your kids’ birthday card svg file to Cricut Design Space. Before adding your score line (or making any edits), you will need to Ungroup your Layers. With all your layers selected, click on “ungroup”.
Select the Shapes Icon and then select your line tool. Drag your line from the top of the card to the bottom. Don’t worry if the line is centered as we will fix this in the next step.
Select your line and your card layer together by holding down shift while selecting. Click on the Align tool and select “Center Horizontally.” If the card is flipped as a horizontal card, then choose “Center Vertically” instead.
Next, make sure that your line is set to score. You can change this by clicking on the drop-down menu on the Operations tap and then select “Score”.
Before you cut your card, you need to attach your score line with your card layer. If you do not do this, the score feature will not work correctly. To do this, select your score line and card layer together by holding down shift and select “Attach.”
Free SVG Card Templates for Kid Birthday Cards
Cupcake Birthday Card
This cupcake birthday card for kids is really easy to cut and assemble. Just upload the SVG file, add your score line and it’s ready to cut! Cut your card, add your insert and it’s ready to go.
Cricut Donut Card for Kids
For this donut card, you are going to need Cricut pens. For the same look, you will need to use .8 Glitter Gel Pens, but any Cricut pens will work.
First, upload your card template to Cricut Design Space and add your score line.
You will then need to change the pen layers to the draw function instead of cut. To do this, select your layer and in the operations panel, change this to “Pen”.
Next, click on the color fill and select your pen diameter and color.
Repeats the steps to change the other 3 layers for the pen function. You do not need to adjust the donut layers. These are ready to go.
Once you’ve adjusted your pen layers, you need to attach them to the card layer. Before doing this, make sure your layers are all ungrouped. Then, select all 4 of your pen layers and your card layer together by holding down shift as you select them. Then, select attach to attach the pen to your card.
You are now ready to make your card! Follow the prompts in Design Space as to when to change out each pen and your scoring tool.
Once all of your pieces are cut, assemble your donut. You will need to place each sprinkle layer perfectly on top of each other.
It’s not necessary to use all of the sprinkle layers. This looks just as great with just the top and bottom layer. But if you want more of a 3-dimensional card, then using all the layers is the way to go! Once they are in place, glue them to the card and you are finished.
Video Game Card SVG
This video game card is another Cricut birthday card for kids that is really easy to cut and assemble. Just upload the SVG file, add your score line and it’s ready to cut! Cut your card, add your insert and it’s ready to go.
Cricut Panda Birthday Card
Make this panda birthday card as you would the video game card, only glue (or tape) your black panda silhouette to the back of your card. Then, add your color insert and you’re done. It’s perfectly cute for those panda lovers.
Customizable Star Birthday Card
The star card SVG is a template for you to customize for any age! To customize this card, use the text tool to add a number. Change the font to something that’s really bold. Ariel bold works great for this.
Align the number so it overlaps with the bottom of the star (but not the top). Make sure to leave a little buffer between your number and the top of the star.
Make sure all of your layers are ungrouped. Then, weld the number to your card layer by selecting your number and card layer while holding down shift, and then select “weld.”
Add your score line to your card and it’s ready to cut.
Cricut Dinosaur Kids Birthday Card
Have a dinosaur lover you’re looking for? This dinosaur kids’ card is such a fun one. It combines the cut-out design with the layered design for a really cool look. Once you add your score line, this card is ready to cut and assemble.
Soccer Birthday Card
Need a card for a soccer player? This Cricut card is super easy to make. Just upload the SVG file, add your score line and it’s ready to cut! Cut your card, add your insert and it’s ready to go.
Cricut Unicorn Birthday Card for Kids
Wish someone a magical birthday with this unicorn birthday card SVG. To make this card, just upload the SVG file, add your score line and it’s ready to cut! Cut your card, add your insert and it’s ready to go.
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