Learn how to make this handmade Hello shaped card using your Cricut.
One of the things that I love about my Cricut is how quickly I can make a simple card or craft and it turns out so nice and unique. This Hello card makes it easy to send a note to someone letting them know they are thought of or to slip it into a lunch pack for a sweet greeting.
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Materials needed to make Hello Shaped Card
* cardstock and scrapbook paper (I used medium weight)
* glue stick (one that dries clear is best)
* ruler (any ruler would work, but I love using a big clear ruler)
* My free SVG/DXF cut files from my Resource Library. (info at the bottom of this post)
Steps to Make the Hello Shaped Card
You will need to download the free files from my Resource Library. You can access that at the bottom of this post by subscribing to my free newsletter.
If you’re using a Cricut upload the SVG files to Cricut Design Space and then insert the image onto the canvas board (above).
Click “Make It” in the upper right-hand corner and it will show you the images to be cut on different mat boards. I usually use one mat board and switch out the paper after the first cut is done.
Click the “continue” button in the bottom right corner and then you will come to the screen where you will choose what material you are cutting. The cardstock and scrapbook paper that I used was a medium weight so I chose Medium Cardstock. Then onto step 2 which is to load your tools and mat and after that you are set to press Go! and let the cutting begin.
Remove the mat board from the Cricut. When removing the cardstock or scrapbook paper from the Cricut mat it’s always a good idea to turn the mat upside down and peel it back off of the paper, that keeps the paper from curling. The mat is flexible and it won’t hurt it to peel it back.
This file doesn’t have the scoreline marked so after cutting out the card you will need to use a ruler and a boning tool to make the scoreline. Taking into account of how thick your boning tool is you’ll want to place the ruler just a bit to the side of where you want the scoreline. Then holding your ruler steady simply run the boning tool along the edge of the ruler pressing lightly onto the cardstock.
This will give you a crisp line to fold your card smoothly.
I think it’s really cute to have a shaped card. It gives it a nice touch and makes the card unique.
After cutting out the letters place them upside down and apply a layer of glue across the back. Put the letters in place on the front of the card and smooth them down so they are evenly secured.
Craft Tip: Use a piece of wax paper, freezer paper, or parchment paper under your projects when using glue or anything else that can get messy or sticky. It helps keep your work area neater and it’s easy to clean up by just throwing it away.
Get my free files to make your own Hello Shaped Card
These files are in a Zip file format. Your computer may unzip the file automatically, if not you may need to double click or right click to open the files.