Make This Super Bowl Card for Your Favorite Football Fan

Make this Super Bowl card for your favorite football fanatic! It is a simple card and perfect for beginners. It celebrates the greatest game of the year.  Every year my brother takes the day off because he MUST watch the game!  This card is for him.

This card fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.  Or you can make your own matching custom envelope using the envelope tutorial found here.  I can’t include the helmet designs here.  They are property of the NFL, but I will tell you how to add them and where I got mine.

You will need:
        • Cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue (They aren’t shipping Art Glitter Glue right now because of the c
        • Download File
Paper Selection for the Super Bowl Card

The base card for this super bowl card is green and does not need to be two sided because of the front overlay.  A grass pattern would look great as long as the pen shows up.  I would save the grass pattern for the little patches of grass though.  Patterns can be used for any piece of this card.

Where To Get the Helmet Designs for the Super Bowl Card
I downloaded the art work from ESPN website for each team.  To download any image. right click on the image and select SAVE IMAGE AS.  Try to make sure it is either a PNG or a JPG.  They work best.  This is technically copyright infringement but if you are just using it for yourself and not making money from it, most companies won’t complain.  The people on ETSY that sell you an image are doing it illegally.  They don’t own the rights to the NFL image.  If you want to read more on copyright, I wrote this post.
To use the image, first save it somewhere you will remember.  Then upload it into design space.  Make it a complex image and remove any background if you need to.  Then save it as a print then cut image.
Next import it to the card design,  Move the helmets off the main design and place the imported image on top.  Size the image however big or small you need it to fit on the helmet and then select the helmet and the logo and flatten it.  It can now be moved back in place and the entire image and helmet is a print then cut image.  There are tips on using Print then Cut here.
Cutting the Super Bowl Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a brown marker.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a great font called 212 Football.  You can get it at Creative Fabrica.  While there consider getting the membership.  For a low monthly fee you can download anything on their site for free.  I pay $9 per month and it is the best source of images and fonts outside of design space.  Between Access and Creative Fabrica I have all the images and fonts that I would ever need. 

If you are using the SVG files be sure to follow all the instructions in the docx files in the zip file.  The card will not cut the proper size or write properly if you don’t.

Assembling the Super Bowl Card

This card isn’t hard.  First. re-crease the fold on the base card.  Then the embellishments must be assembled and attached to the card. Look at the pictures to assemble the card.  Finally attach the front overlay to the closed card.

 

And your Super Bowl Card is done!  See that wasn’t too hard.  It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.

Super Bowl Fun Facts
  • 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.  14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole
  • The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years
  • Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official  use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl
  • There are 12 NFL teams that have never taken home the rings: Browns, Bills, Chargers, Bengals, Cardinals, Falcons, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers, Texans, Titans, and Vikings. But that could change this year.
  • As of 2017, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Stanford were tied for the most Quarterback alumni with Super Bowl appearances, each with seven. Purdue came in second with six.
  • A ticket for Super Bowl LIV in 2020 can cost between $4,220 and $60,000, and that doesn’t even include the cost of getting to the game and accommodations. 

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