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:

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!


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Posted by:Jackie Hausler of haus2home

Jackie Hausler seeks to inspire creativity in the name of reclaiming, reusing and upcycling. With each project, she walks followers through do-it-yourself projects, shows how to give old items a new chance at life, and teaches ways to be eco-friendly and live a green lifestyle. She believes making your house a home doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful, and is passionate about accomplishing that while being kind to our earth. Jackie is the founder of the home and lifestyle blog

2 replies on “Cricut Made Birthday Card

  1. For a one year old? Thats an awfully expensive piece of equipment you are trying to convince people they need. Bet he would have been happy with a card you made with paper and colored pencils and a contribution to his college fund

    1. Hi Linda,

      Sorry you feel that way! I’m actually not trying to convince anyone they need anything. I was simply showing how I made something for someone I love, using a tool I love.

      Come back when you have something positive to share. As the saying goes, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

      And by the way, I did in fact give him money for his college fund..

      Have a great day!

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