Your Cricut Explore Washi Tape Cards

If you’re anything like us, your craft space will be full to bursting with beautiful washi tape reels, so there’s no excuse when it comes to making handmade cards for your friends and family, especially with these quick and easy card designs. Simply add your washi tape to a card blank to create the background and add a greeting on top.

We’ve used the Cricut Explore Air 2 to create our cards, however if you’ve not got a Cricut Machine, do not fear, as you could cut your greetings by hand or even use your favourite die set.

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make

Hello Notelet

  1. Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone, log on to your Design Space™ account and make sure you are connected to your Explore™ / Maker™ machine. Open a new project. Insert a square, and unlock the shape by clicking the padlock on the bottom left-hand corner of the shape. Re-size to 7″(W) x 10″(H). Rotate the shape by 90° so that the shape is portrait. Add a score line horizontally through the middle of the shape.

2. Select “Images” from the left-hand toolbar and search “Hello”. Select the highlighted image below, then click “Insert Images”.

3. Hide both grey layers of the image by clicking the eye icon next to the layer in the right-hand toolbar. Re-size the image as desired and position centrally on top of the lower half of the rectangle. Change the colour of the greeting from blue to pink so that it’s easier to see when placed on top of the rectangle.

 
4. Select both the “hello” greeting and the rectangle, and click the “slice” tool from the bottom of the right-hand toolbar. 

5. Hide both the pink and black slice result layers. You’ll then be left with the below.

6. Load your machine with a standard grip cutting mat with an A4 sheet of white card attached. Also ensure that the scoring stylus is inserted. Follow the on-screen prompts to cut the design.

7. Once the cut is complete, remove the design from the mat and fold along the score line. Adhere strips of rose gold washi tape on the inside of the card so that it can be seen through the aperture.

21st Birthday Card

1.Trim a 5 x 7″ white card blank down to 5″ square. Cover the central section of the front of the card with washi tape.

2. Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone, log on to your Design Space™ account and make sure you are connected to your Explore™ / Maker™ machine. Open a new project. Insert a circle re-sized to 3.8″ in diameter.

3. Add a text box and type “21” in the Cricut Sans font, re-size as desired. 

4. Select both the “21” greeting and the circle, and click the “slice” tool from the bottom of the right-hand toolbar. Hide the top two slice layers so that you’re left with the below.

5. Load your machine with a standard grip cutting mat with an A4 sheet of gold foil card attached. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the cut.

6. remove the cut greeting from the mat and add foam pads to the reverse. Remove the backing paper and secure centrally to the card front.

Thank You Card

1.Cover the front of a 5 x 7″ white card blank with strips of washi tape.

2. Using a laptop/Mac/iPad/iPhone, log on to your Design Space™ account and make sure you are connected to your Explore™ / Maker™ machine. Open a new project. Select “Images” from the left-hand toolbar and search “Thank You”. Select the highlighted image below, then click “Insert Images”.

3. Re-size the greeting as desired, then cut from white cardstock.

4. Secure the greeting to the front of the card blank with foam pads, we’ve left the exclamation mark and lines off our card design, however they can be added if you wish -it’s entirely up to you!

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