Have you been looking for birthday cards that you can make with your Cricut? This is one of my favorite crafts to make and design. There’s just something so personal about giving homemade cards and I love that I can whip them up last minute if I need a quick birthday card. And that’s exactly why I’m sharing 21 cricut birthday card ideas that you’re going to be able to customize and personalize as needed.
In this post, you’re going to find free templates to the Cricut birthday cards below with tutorials. Plus links to some of my other popular birthday card templates that I’ve later added, including a fun pop-up card. All of these files are quick and easy to put together with your Cricut.
Since writing this post, I’ve added so many other free birthday card templates that have become super popular that I want to share here. So make sure to follow until the end to check out all of my Cricut birthday cards.
Best Paper for Making Birthday Cards
Cardstock is the main material that you will need to make these Cricut birthday cards. 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.
- 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.
- Assorted Foam Sheets – Using crafting foam is going to give you a fun 3-dimensional effect for your cards. If you really want to impress with your Cricut birthday cards, adding foam accents is the way to go. This variety pack has both regular and glitter foam pieces.
Cricut Birthday Card Ideas
Because people have so many different personalities, cards should too! And that’s why my Cricut birthday card templates vary from traditional cards to fun pop-up cards! So you can find the perfect card idea for everyone.
Birthday Pop-Up Card
Make someone’s birthday even more delightful with this birthday pop-up card! This card design has easily become one of my more popular designs because it’s just a lot of fun. Use decorative scrapbook paper to decorate the pop-up cake and let your Cricut do all the writing for you to personalize this fabulous birthday card.
You can also check out the step-by-step video tutorial here.
Photo Camera Shutter Card
When you need something really special for your BFF or significant other, then you’re going to want to grab this interactive photo shutter card. The camera shutter opens and closes to reveal any picture that you add. While this make a great birthday card idea, it’s also great for other occasions as well.
You can also check out the step-by-step video tutorial here.
Birthday Cards for Kids
When you need something a little more youthful and fun, then make sure to check out these birthday card ideas designed just for kids. You’ll find all the kids favorites like unicorns, cupcakes, dinosaurs, video games and more.
You can even grab a free envelope template here to go with your card.
Easy Cricut Birthday Cards
If you are looking for easy birthday cards that you can put together in minutes, these designs are for you. All you need is 2 different colors of cardstock for each card. I like these cards best when the colors contrast, so make sure to use a dark and light color together. Patterned paper is a lot of fun with these card designs.
Milestone Birthday Card Ideas
Milestone birthdays deserve their own special card. So if you’re looking for milestone birthday card ideas to make with your Cricut, then this is just for you. Before cutting this card, make sure to add the year to cut as well. You may even want to add an offset like I’ve done in Cheers to 40 years to give the year a little extra pop.
Happy Birthday Insert Cards
Insert cards are some of the easiest Cricut cards to put together. That’s because all you need to do is cut the design out and then slide the insert piece into the slots. Just make sure to use contrasting colors so you can easily read what the card has to say.
These insert cards are designed to be used with regular cardstock and a regular mat. However, if you want to use pre-made insert cards, you can easily modify the design to use those as well. All you need to do is slice out the part of the design that you want.
Flower Birthday Card SVG
What I love best about these flower birthday card templates is the added dimension that they have. The butterflies pop off the page in this darling sunflower design.
And the daisies fold out to make your card a little more fun. Rhinestones are also fun to use for the flower middles. You’ll be able to grab the free birthday card templates for both of these flower cards using the form here.
When making this daisy card, make sure that you change the text to pen so that your Cricut will write on the card for you! To do this, ungroup your layers. Then select your text and change the operation from Cut to Pen.
You will then need to attach the text layer to your card layer. Select both layers by holding down shift and then select Attach.
Pop Up Box Card
And as always, I’ve saved the BEST for last. This pop up box card really takes card giving to the next level. When I say your friends and family will be impressed, I mean it! And they’ll be delighted. Especially if you fill this one with confetti, cash and/or gift cards.
When you open the box, the cubes immediately expand and fly out of the box, causing anything on top of them to explode in the air. This make for a super fun surprise. And each cube is your card so you can write sweet messages and notes all around them (or have your Cricut write on them for you!)
Scoring Cards with Your Cricut
If you would like to use your Cricut Explore or Maker to score the cards 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.
First, upload your 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.”
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