Papercrafted Father’s Day Cards With The Cricut Explore
If you’re a Cricut Explore owner, today’s post is for you!
If you’re not a Cricut Explore owner….well, today’s post is also for you!
For years, I’ve been a Cricut completest. My Cricut Explore has a hand in most, if not all of, my craft projects. It’s so fun to create professional quality, personalized crafts for every occasion.
Hi, I’m Damask Love and today we’re tackling Father’s Day. If you haven’t purchased a card for Dad, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. If you already have a Cricut Explore, you can quickly whip up any of these cool, modern cards. If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to snag an Explore, here it is! When dad asks about your new crafting toy, just tell him you needed it to make his Father’s Day card!
Let’s get started making some cards for dad, and learning some cool Cricut tips along the way.
CRICUT TIP #1
Cricut Design Space is your one-stop-shop for easy and quick projects. The Design Space homepage is updated regularly to feature seasonal designs, so you don’t have to do any searching. For these Father’s Day cards, I selected projects directly from the Design Space homepage. Easy!
For most of your Cricut papercrafting projects, there are a few items you’ll want to have on hand:
This mat is perfect for paper. The paper adheres nicely but peels back easily when you cut is done.
Good adhesives are a must for making paper craft projects. I love using these because you can easily apply adhesive to only the areas where you need it. This is especially helpful for intricate cuts. These tools will apply adhesive only where there is paper.
Give your project some dimension by popping up the elements with foam adhesive.
CRICUT TIP #2
Assemble the “Beers to You” card using a Xyron Sticker Maker to get full coverage on the intricate green front of the card.
CRICUT TIP #3
Use the Xyron Mega Runner to adhere pieces of the “Hipster Dad” Card. With all those intricate “DAD” cuts, the Mega runner will only apply adhesive where there is paper. No paper? No adhesive.
CRICUT TIP #4
Now for my favorite! This Father’s Day Coupon Book is so fun to make! Use foam adhesive squares to adhere the front cover. This will give dimension to the project and add something special to your handcrafted gift.
A Xyron Sticker maker comes in handy for adhering the small word cut outs.
Now comes the hardest part of all, which card will you make for dad?!