My friend’s son turned one this week and this weekend was his first birthday party! It was so adorable and he totally loved smashing his birthday cake. Happy first birthday, Finley!
I didn’t have a birthday card on hand, but I DID have a bunch of fun card stock that I recently bought from JoAnn Fabrics during a sale, so I decided to make him a birthday card using my Cricut!
To make this card I used:
- Cricut explore air
- Cricut app (I have it installed on my ipad)
- CricutCricut cutting mat
- Cricut weeding tool
- two different colors of card stock (I used blue and white glitter)
- glue stick
To start, I went on the app and looked for designs I liked. There was one that said, “have your cake and eat it too.” I thought it was appropriate since first birthdays are notorious for cake smashing. 🙂
After I downloaded the design to my app, I got my Cricut machine ready for cutting. First, I put the card stock on the mat and inserted it into the machine. Then I adjusted the dial (on the right of the machine) to the card stock setting and pressed go!
The design took about a minute and a half to cut. There were a lot more elements than the words that were available with the design download, but I wanted to keep it simple so I simply just had the words cut. Once the design was finished cutting, I used my weeding tool to remove the excess paper and get it all set for application. Then, using a glue stick, I attached the blue letters to the white card stock.
That’s it! It’s really that simple! This was fun, speedy and very easy to make. Questions or comments? Just ask!