Never Forget You’re Awesome | Cricut Encouragement Card

by onepaperstreet

Sometimes someone just needs a little reminder that they are amazing. This Never Forget You’re Awesome card was meant to be just that, for a good friend of mine. This card was very easy to make because I layered some of my favorite cardstock with a banner that I made with my Cricut machine. This encouragement card is the perfect way to cheer up a BFF, so stick around to learn more about how you can make a similar card too! All of my supplies are also listed below.

 

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Materials Used:

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  • Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine [Amazon] [Cricut]
  • Cricut Adhesive Cutting Mat, Standard Grip [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com] [Cricut]
  • Cricut Basic Tool Set [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com] [Cricut]
  • Cricut Ultimate Fine Point Pen Set, 30 Pack [Amazon] [Cricut]
  • EK Tools EK Scoring Board 12×12 [Amazon]
  • Feather No.55 Switch-Blade Shear, 5.5 Inch [Amazon]
  • Fiskars Recycled Bypass Trimmer, 12 Inch [Amazon]
  • Omnigrid 4-6-12-Inch Marking Ruler Trio [Amazon]
  • Trim Slant Tip Tweezers [Amazon]
  • Recollections Cardstock Paper, Essentials 20 Colors [Amazon]
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock  [Scrapbook.com] [Amazon]
  • Forever In Time 3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount, 1/2-Inch [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com]
  • Scrapbook Adhesives Initially Repositionable Mounting Squares [Amazon]
  • Patterned Pineapple Cardstock
  • Black Button
  • Pink Cardstock

 

Cricut Images Used:

  • Pennant (Pretty Pennants cartridge)
  • Button (Home Organization cartridge)
  • Cake Basics Font
  • Cinnamon Swirls Font
  • Heart Attach Font

 

Never Forget You’re Awesome Tutorial:

 

Step 1. Prep the card base and Background

I wanted to make an A2 sized greeting card, so I prepped my black recollections cardstock to be 4.25 x 11-inches wide. I then scored it and folded the card in half to make it 4.25 x 5.5-inch card base.

Next, I trimmed my pineapple patterned cardstock to be able 4.15 x 5.3-inches in width so that I could lay the pineapple paper to give the appearance of a three-sided frame on the cards. Lastly, I trimmed a strip of pink cardstock to be about 0.75 inches in width and set it aside for later.

 

Step 2. Draw and cut the banner using a Cricut machine

When I was designing the focal point banner in the Cricut Design Space, I used the pennant image from the Pretty Pennants cartridge to create the actual banner. Next, I mixed up the Cake Basics, Cinnamon Swirl, and Heart Attach fonts to create the sentiment. It took some time for me to create the entire sentiment, but once it was designed, I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to draw and cut everything out. The darker words were written out with the Midnight Cricut Markers, and the heart-shaped letters were written using the Pink Crystal Cricut marker.

 

 

Step 3. Add embellishments

The final step was to put all of the pieces together and watch this creation come to life. I added Forever In Time 3D Pop Dot Squares tape to the back of this banner to allow it to pop off the card. Then I adhered the pineapple cardstock to the black cardstock using Scrapbook Adhesives Mounting Squares. The pink cardstock and the button were also added to this design to give it some additional embellishments.

 

I hope you’re feeling inspired by this card! I’d love to see some of your encouragement designs as well! Drop a comment below with links to your projects! I also wrote a post on how to get the most out of your Cricut machine. Check it out, and follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest for the latest updates!

 

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