This Happy Birthday cut out card is difficult to design but I have done that for you. It is actually very easy to make. Make several and keep them for the future. I have done other cut out cards. You can see the Christmas and the Father’s Day cards at the links. It is the third card in my birthday series. See all my birthday cards here.
I love these cards and I guess you do too because they are some of my most downloaded designs. This card fits in an A2 envelope for mailing, or you can make a coordinating envelope with or without a liner by using my envelope tutorials.
You will need:
- Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
- Download File
Paper Selection For the Birthday Cut Out Card
The paper for this birthday card must be two sided (and different on each side) for it to look good. It can either be patterned or solid. The pattern has to be a little subtle for the card to look good and for the words to stand out.
Cutting the Birthday Cut Out Card
I did all the design work so this card is simple to cut. Make sure the cricut cuts all the way through the paper. You may need to cut again depending on your paper. To do that just press the C (or the triangle on the Maker 3) on your machine before unloading the paper. This is not a card that you want to be prying the pieces out of.
If you are using the SVG file, be sure to follow the directions in the document file in the zip file. Otherwise your card will be the wrong size and the score lines won’t work.
Cut the card out and the cricut will do the writing. The pen I used was black but you can use any color that shows up on the paper you choose.
Cut the cake out of the paper as designed but flip it over when you glue it so that it is the opposite color.
Assembling the Birthday Cut Out Card
First carefully re-crease the card. The folds are very close to the writing so take your time doing this step. And remember to cut the cake out as designed but because the paper has two different designs on the two sides, flip it over to make it the opposite color or pattern.
You may notice that some of the cut out words are backwards. I designed it that way. Once all the pieces are cut out and glued on, fold the card in a Z shape so that all the writing faces the right way.
And your Happy Birthday Cut Out Card is done. See that was simple. It fits in an A2 envelope for mailing. I make several of these cards and keep them to send later as I need them.