I am SOOOO jazzed to share this Mix & Match All Occasion Cards design file, because it’s amazingly versatile.
With this one file, you are able to make dozens of different cards, because you can swap out the greeting, change the pattern of the card base or even offset the lace doily for added visual interest. Oh! And did I mention the cherry blossom? You could use white, blush or any pink shade.
Of all my hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of Design Space files, this is probably the one I turn to the most for making Instagram worthy greeting cards.
And it’s not because this project is difficult.
When you look at the DS file you will notice it’s quite simple. It’s a basic building block file.
All you do is add your imagination and just like that you could have a boxful of Greetings ready to send on a moments notice.
A few comments about this project, which is–of course–a Cricut Access Challenge project:
-I prefer cutting the card bases in multiples of two, because then you can use one sheet of 12″ x 12″ patterned paper and get two cards
-I used Cricut gel pens on my tags and they work swell!
-Because I don’t like to waste paper, I tend to isolate each element of this file so I can cut an entire page full. For example, I cut out all the bases first, then I do several pages of the tags in different colors and so forth. I use Michael’s brand Recollections solid color paper in 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper for the tags and cherry blossom pieces and I am able to fit 8 or so of each piece on one sheet of paper.
-I use Cricut Card stock for the doilies, because they are so lace-y and I want them to be as sturdy as possible. Cricut card stock is *very* sturdy and a 12″ x 12″ sheet will fit 9 doilies of this size. Don’t forget to use the Custom Setting “Cardstock For Intricate Cuts” to ensure the doilies cut perfectly.
-When removing cuts from your mat, always try to remove the mat from the material rather than removing the material from the mat. Cricut mats are made to *bend* just for this purpose! By bending the mat, your cuts won’t rip when you are trying to remove them and you won’t get frustrated either!
-These Cards are A2 size, which is a standard size and fits A2 sized envelopes, which you can buy in bulk at your local craft store. I often don’t bother making my own envelopes if my cards are sized in a standard size, which these ones are.
-Give yourself permission to experiment with patterns, colors and placement of your elements. You’ll be happy you did!
Here’s the Pinterest pin for this project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146076129/
And here is the Design Space file in Cricut Community: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/126421934
I do hope you will try this amazing file so you will see what I mean about it being simple but so completely versatile!
Now. “Go Forth and Cricut, my friends!”
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