The Easiest Way to Make an Encouragement Card with Cricut

Created on:

November 10, 2022

Updated on:

January 20, 2024

Written by Kelsey Sergi

November is gratitude month and I feel like encouragement and gratitude go hand in hand. So let's make a super simple card with our Cricut Explore Air!

To make a card with a different image or sentiment, simply click “New Project” at the top of the screen. Then choose any SVG image or sentiment you love, I am going to be using this Good Days are Coming SVG from my free SVG library! Don't forget to sign up for my weekly newsletter for the update on the newest SVGs and projects!

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How to Make a Shaped Card

To start, I used this guide that I have previously taught to make my card in the same shape as the SVG and what is great is you can use ANY SVG for this technique.

I added in another offset layer to my free SVG file and my original thought was that I would run this through my embossing machine, however I totally forgot to check the sizing. What happened when I cut everything out was that this offset ended up being too big and wouldn't fit into my embossing folders. So if you do wanna use an embossing layer make sure you're checking how big you're cutting out your pieces.

I ended up cutting out my letters on heat transfer vinyl and again made another mistake! Don't forget that I make the mistake so you don't have to, make sure you mirror your heat transfer vinyl when you're using it!

I made sure to add in a sentiment with my pens, I'm always trying to use all of the functions that my Cricut has. When adding a sentiment you're gonna wanna use a writing font and in this blog post you can find 15 free writing fonts. Make sure whenever you're done writing whatever sentiment you want inside the card you're placing on the proper side of the card and attaching to the backing.

Do you have everything written and assembled the way you want you can go ahead and cut.

Assembly of your DIY Greeting Card

This part is super easy I definitely started with my offset heat transfer vinyl letters for my SVG. The reason that I did heat transfer vinyl was because these letters were super thin and now I know that they are also going to be lined up perfectly onto the card if you want you can always cut these out with regular vinyl or paper it really just depends on the look of the card that you want. Learn how to use HTV on paper here!

Once I had them ironed on, go to the rainbow portion of my card, I decided to go with glue for this card because I didn't want it to be too bulky and sticking out. You can check out my favorite craft glue: Bearly Arts and use code DINOMAA for 10% off your next order.

Finally I folded the backing of my card and made sure that the sentiment was written inside. Then I attached my offset with the SVG on top!

This is by far the easiest way to make a quick encouragement card and show your gratitude and love toward someone. DIY card making with Cricut doesn't need to be hard! You can make a beautiful card with simple steps!

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Happy Crafting!

Bonus: Here are 18 more (19 including me) FREE Encouragement SVG Files from my crafty friends!

Just Breathe | Abbi Kirsten Collections

Just Keep Swimming | Persia Lou

Gratitude | Crafting Overload

I Can Do Hard Things | Brooklyn Berry Designs

Stand Tall and Shine Bright | Gina C. Creates

Self Love | Color Me Crafty

Choose Happy | The Denver Housewife

You Got This | The Quiet Grove

Good Days Are Coming | Dinosaur Mama

All Things Through Christ | Kiy's Craftroom

Grow Positive Thoughts | Crafty Life Mom

Stay Positive | Artsy Fartsy Mama

Stay Strong | Liz on Call

Be Fearless | Simple Made Pretty

You Got This Card | The Bearded Housewife

Cling to Joy | The Walnut Street House

You Are Sunshine | Sunshine & Munchkins

Donut Give Up | Craftara Creates

Sparkle & Shine | Tried & True Creative

Kelsey Sergi - the owner and crafter at Dinosaur Mama.

Hi crafters! I'm Kelsey and I am here to bring you new original craft projects and free SVG files for your cutting machines every week!

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