Today’s post shows you how to make a super easy, super cute, and super fast and masculine greeting card. I made it with the intention of giving it away for a birthday, but it can also make a really fun Father’s Day card as well. Keep reading to make your own! Don’t forget to comment below, telling me how it turned out and who you made it for.
Watch the Stay Classy Sir video tutorial here.
Black Cardstock – card base (8.5×5.5): Recollections Cardstock Paper, Essentials 20 Colors – 200 Sheets
Navy Blue Cardstock (6×5): Recollections Cardstock Paper, Essentials 20 Colors – 200 Sheets
Olive Green Cardstock – banner (2×5): Recollections Cardstock Paper, Essentials 20 Colors – 200 Sheets
Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White Cardstock – design background (4×5.25)
Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White Cardstock – interior insert (3.75×5)
Scrapbook Adhesives Initially Repositionable Mounting Squares
Forever In Time 3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount, 1/2-Inch
Forever In Time 3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount, 1/4-Inch
Zig Memory System Two Way Glue Pen, Fine Tip
Trim Slant Tip Tweezers
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine
Cricut Basic Tool Set
Cricut Adhesive Cutting Mat, Strong Grip
CRICUT IMAGES USED:
Facial Wear (Brooklyn Iron-on cartridge)
Banner (Bits and Pieces cartridge)
Place your navy blue cardstock on the strong grip Cricut mat as the Cricut Design Space indicates, and follow the steps to cut the glasses, mustache, and bow tie. Repeat this process when drawing and cutting out the banner as well.
Next Cut the black cardstock to be 8.5’x5.5′ in size. Score it down the middle to create a 4.25’x5.5′ A2 sized greeting card. You’ll also need two pieces of solar white cardstock. Cut the first one to be 4’x5.25′, and the second to be 3.75’x5′ inches in size. Place mounting squares on the back of both white sheets of paper. The smaller (3.75’x5′) sheet of paper will go inside the card as an insert to be written on, while the larger (4’x5.25′) sheet will be used for the background of the main design on the front of the card.
Tip: Use a paper trimmer, instead of your Cricut machine, to cut the card base and white cardstock. You will get cleaner lines and waste less paper in the process.
Next, place the navy die cut images on the card to figure out where you want them to sit once the design is finished. Once you have them situated, grab your Zig Memory System Two Way Glue Pen and use it on the back of the glasses. Use tweezers to place your glasses back on the card after you’ve added the adhesive. Next pick up the mustache and add some 3D pop dots on the back of it. I like to alternate between 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch squares. I feel like it just gives me a bit more flexibility.
For the final step of the process, simply add more 3D pop dots to the back of the banner, and place it on the card near the edge of the lower right side of the card. Be careful not to put it right up against the edge of the card. if you place it too close to the edge it might make the pop dots more noticeable.