How to Make a Shaped Card


  Hello, friends! It’s Nancy here with you today!

I’m going to share how I use Printable Cuttable Creatables’ files,
along with Cricut Design Space, how to make a shaped card!

I’ve got lots of photos for you, as I took some screen shots along the way.
I have used:

Honey Bee SVG Collection 

Here’s my card:

How to Make a Shaped Card Cricut Tutorial

I think shaped cards are so much fun to make.

I began by choosing my shape…in this case, it was the fun hive.

I imported it into Cricut Design Space, as both a print-then-cut file, and a cut file.

Bee Hive Shaped Card Tutorial

Here I have changed the color of the cut file to the cardstock color I will use. 

Since my hive is sized to 5.5″ tall, I sized the shape to 5.75″ tall.

Tutorial on Cardmaking with Cricut

I then move the hive out of the way and duplicate the shape.

One is the front of the card, and the other is the back of the card.

Just in case the shape is not totally symmetrical, I give it a flip.

This ensures that the edges of the card will match perfectly when folded.

Beehive Shaped Cardmaking Tutorial

Individually, each of these files would make a great project.

However, they really work beautifully when all combined on the same page!

Beehive Shaped Cardmaking Tutorial

I then position the shapes so they are just touching at the top,

where I want them to be hinged.

Screen Shot 2023 06 05 at 6.05.03 PM

I then highlight both shapes and click on “Combine”.

You’ll find this in the bottom right corner.

I list of options pop up, and I choose “Weld”.

Beehive Shaped Card Tutorial

…and just like that the pieces are connected.

Simply score the hinge, and you have a really fun-shaped card!

Beehive Shaped Card Tutorial

All the other elements I used were done with the “print then cut” option.

Once they were cut, I inked the edges and adhered them to the card base.

How to Make a Shaped Card Cricut Tutorial

To finish things off, I added some glitter glue to the bee wings,

and a little drop to the antennae.

How to Make a Shaped Card Cricut Tutorial

I then added another printed and cut element to the inside of the card!

How to Make a Beehive Shaped Card Tutorial

It’s so easy to make fun-shaped cards using these simple steps.

Take a look through the shop and see what inspires you to make one!

Have fun!

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Printable Cuttable Creatable Products Used:

Honey Bee SVG Collection 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

I’ll be back soon with another fun project!

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The Nickel Nook

Design Team - Nancy

How to Make a Shaped Card Tutorial

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