Make an easy handmade Christmas card with your Cricut Joy! Download this FREE Cricut Joy Christmas Card SVG and make a Merry and Bright Christmas card using Cricut Blank Insert Cards!
I make handmade holiday cards for some of my close family and friends every year, and my Cricut machine is my favorite card-making sidekick. In years past, I’ve made DIY Christmas cards with my Cricut Maker, Handmade Cards with my Cricut Explore Air 2, and I’ve loved them all! It’s no secret that I love using the Cricut Blank Insert Cards to make EASY cards with my Cricut Joy, so I designed a “Merry and Bright” Christmas Card SVG so you can make one too!
I make cards ALL of the time with my Cricut Joy machine. I use them for birthdays, anniversaries, thank you cards, and more! With the wide array of Cricut Joy Blank Insert Cards, there’s tons of options. I just picked up an insert card set that includes glitter inserts, and I knew they would be perfect for Christmas cards!
Supplies You Need to Make a Cricut Joy Christmas Card
- Cricut Joy
- Cricut Joy Card Mat
- Blank Insert Cards
- Cricut Joy Glitter Gel Pens
- Cricut Joy Fine Point Pens
What Size are Cricut Blank Insert Cards?
You can definitely use any paper you would like for the card! The blank insert cards just make it REALLY fast and easy. You can precut your own paper to size and still use it with the Cricut Joy, or use the Free Christmas Card SVG to make an insert card with the Maker or Explore Air series!
Card Size: 8.5 x 5.5″ (folded size: 4.25 x 5.5″)
Insert Size: 4 x 5.25″
How to Make a DIY Christmas Card with Cricut Joy
If you’re new to using SVG files with your Cricut machine, make sure you read my full post on How to Upload an SVG to Cricut Design Space.
If you’re a beginner, you can see the full tutorial here: DIY Cricut Joy Halloween Card. If you’re a little more experienced, you will be able to follow the highlights below!
Upload the Merry and Bright Card SVG into Design Space. Make sure that you have “Joy” selected as your machine (it’s in the top right corner). That setting will make sure that your card is sized appropriately for the machine you’re using.
Double check that the size of the image is 4″ wide. That will guarantee that the image will fit on your insert card.
Next, change the two line layers to “Draw” instead of “Cut.” Then, select the pen colors from the dropdown for each line layer. I used a green pen for the light string, and gold glitter gel pen for the lights.
Then “ATTACH” all of the layers:
Click the green “Make It” button, and select “Card Mat” on the next screen.
Make sure that the card size is 4.25″ x 5.5″.
Select “Insert Card” as your material. Follow the onscreen instructions to switch between the pen colors and the fine point blade.
When the card is finished, unload the mat and carefully peel up the front of the card from the mat. Slide the insert into the slots and you’re done!
I even made it using another Cricut Insert Card set – this one is pink and I love it!
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Download Christmas Card Cricut Joy SVG
In the gray box below, click to agree to the terms and then enter your information in the box that appears. Click the “Download” buttons and the SVG (.zip file) will download instantly. You will NOT be sent an email with the file. Free SVG files available for download are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. SVG and JPG files are included to use with Cricut Design Space and Silhouette Studio. Upgraded versions of Silhouette Studio can upload SVG files.