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Make your own DIY Easter Cards with Cricut Joy to send to friends, family, or loved ones this season. Use Cricut Design Space designs to make adorable cards and spread a little “joy” for Easter.
Although our Easter celebrations will be small this year, I am blessed and grateful that I can spend it with my husband and kids. However, there are many people that won’t be as lucky this year, including the residents of nursing homes that are in isolation. To spread a little joy and love, my kids and I decided to make DIY Easter Cards with my new Cricut Joy to send to local nursing home residents that can’t receive visitors.
I absolutely love making cards, and Cricut Joy makes it so easy with adorable ready-to-go designs in Cricut Design Space. Plus, the new insert card blanks allow me to make finished handmade cards in just a few minutes (they include the envelope!). I’ve already made a Cricut Joy birthday card and plan on making many more cards while we are social distancing.
What you Need to Make Your Own Easter Cards
If you would like to make homemade Easter or other cards with Cricut Joy to send to family, friends, nursing home residents, healthcare workers to brighten their day, here are the supplies you need. You can get Cricut Joy supplies from Cricut shipped straight to your house or pick up at a local store if your state allows.
- Cricut Joy Machine
- Cricut Joy Card Mat
- Blank Card Insert Set
- Cricut Joy Pens (depending on the design – they are used for the “Easter Greetings” card)
- Scraper and/or Spatula Tool (helps to get the card off of the cutting mat)
How to Make Easter Cards with Cricut Joy
For this project I used the Cricut Design Space App on my iPhone – if you would like to see how the application looks on an iPad plus more details on making greeting cards with Cricut Joy, visit my How to Make a Card with Cricut Joy tutorial post.
Open the Cricut Design Space App on your phone, tablet, or computer and pick the cards you want to make. There are SO many great designs to choose from. There is an entire collection that is ready to make with your Cricut Joy and insert card blanks. The first card I decided to make is the adorable “Hoppy Easter” design.
All of the Easter Card designs are available for FREE with a Cricut Access Subscription. If you love your Cricut as much as I do, getting a subscription is definitely worth it.
NOTE: If this is the first time you’re using the app on your device, you’ll need to make sure that your machine selection is set to “Joy.” You can double check that setting by clicking your profile circle in the top left corner of the app screen.
If you’re using a card that is designed for Cricut Joy, just select a design and click “Make It.” It will automatically load the material size and mat. Click the link below to head to the Hoppy Easter design.
Cricut Design Space link: Hoppy Easter Cricut Joy Card
Click the Mat shape at the top (square with “1”) to collapse this menu. The next screen will show your card design on the card mat. Click “Continue.”
On the next screen, select your material – in this case, it’s the “Insert Card” in the first block.
To insert the card in the card mat: Remove the clear protective layer and place the bottom of the blank card inside the card mat. Then fold the outside of the card down on the sticky surface as shown on the mat graphics below.
Get ready to load your card mat – Cricut Joy does not have a load/unload button. Just insert the mat into your machine, and Joy will take care of the rest!
When the app prompts you, click the green “Go” button.
Cricut Joy will proceed to cut the top layer of the card, and you can watch the progress on your phone or tablet.
Removing Cards from the Cricut Joy Card Mat
I think the Card Mat is such a cool design feature that is exclusive to Cricut Joy. And using the Insert Card Blanks makes it so easy to create cards in one step!
When Cricut Joy has finished cutting your card, the tricky part is getting the card removed from the mat. Card designs with small details are the hardest, so be patient! Grab your spatula and carefully start lifting the corner of the card.
Keep lifting the card slowly as you run your spatula under the small pieces to lift them without ripping.
This is my favorite part of the process: the reveal of the whole card on the Card Mat!
Slide the finished card out of the Card Mat and use your scraper to remove all of the remaining paper from the mat.
To finish your card, insert the pre-cut into the notches that were cut from the corners of the card.
You’re done! Write your message inside the card and place it in the provided envelope (that’s right, no making your own envelopes!)
Easter Card Designs in Cricut Design Space
I also made 2 more Easter card designs to send to nursing home residents. Click the links below to access the links in Cricut Design Space.
The Easter Greetings card requires a Cricut Joy pen for details on the front of the card. Make sure you follow the prompts in Cricut Design Space to insert a pen. Cricut Joy will draw the details before cutting out the rest of the design.
When Cricut Joy has completed drawing with the pen, Design Space will prompt you to switch to the fine point blade and click continue. It will then cut the rest of the card.
The Easter Greetings card is a great DIY design option for all ages!
The final card I made is the “He is Risen” design. I love the pretty script and details of this design. I also tried one of the gold metallic inserts, and love how it turned out!
In addition to sending cards to the nursing home residents, the kids and I are also going to make Easter cards to send with family that we would normally spend Easter with. I think my grandmother will really like the “He Is Risen” card design. The kids want to make another “Hoppy Easter” card in bright colors for my niece.