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How a simple card can encourage kindness and create joy

October 5, 2020 | Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Whether you’re new to Cricut® and just discovering us or you’re already a member of our community, we’d like to welcome you with a little kind note:

YOU ARE LOVED greeting card from Cricut

Sometimes, a simple reminder like this is all it takes to make someone’s day.

While many of you know us for our unique crafting products, so much of our inspiration comes from you—including all the ways you encourage kindness through the projects you make.

Omayra Casanova-Alicea created Cricut greeting cards for her local hospital nurses

Like Omayra Casanova-Alicea who created cards to say thank you to nurses at her hospital.

Alicia Jane sent 21 notes to a student with her Cricut Joy

Or Alicia Jane, a teacher, who sent 21 little notes to brighten her students’ day while they were stuck at home.

Megan made custom cards with her Cricut machine for a senior living facility

And Megan who created custom cards for residents at a senior living facility when they couldn’t see family or friends due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

It’s not just the receiver who feels that warmth. The act of doing something for others can bring you happiness too.  

There are infinite ways to be kind. Why not start with something simple, like giving a card.

The benefits of being kind 

Science backs up the benefits of doing something kind for someone else.

The kinder you act toward others, the better you will feel.

Mayo Clinic staff

Imagine how even the smallest act of kindness can create a domino effect.

We spend so much time texting and tweeting that sometimes we forget what it’s like to tell someone how we feel through a physical act.

Cardmaking is more than a simple craft, it’s a way to show someone you care.

30 free card projects for you

To bring a little joy to you—and help you to bring a little joy to others—Cricut is offering these free cards available in Design Space® through the end of the year. Each of these cards can be made on any Cricut machine, including Cricut Joy™, Cricut Explore™ family and Cricut Maker®.

Make a card to recognize a friend for an achievement. Tell the grandparents you love them. Say thanks to your mailperson. Give a note to a teacher in your life.

If you’re using a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore machine, click here to access the free card images.

For Cricut Joy users, click the card you want to make below to open the project in Design Space.

Best Day Ever Cricut insert card imageBest Friends Forever Cricut insert card imageCricut insert card imageYou are my Sunshine Cricut insert card imageYou are the Best Cricut insert card imageYou Nailed it Cricut insert card imageCongrats Cricut insert card image
You Rule Cricut insert card imageYou're Super Cricut insert card imageThanks Cricut insert card imageThe World Needs More Teachers Like You Cricut insert card imageYou are a Star Cricut insert card imageBirthday Cake Cricut insert card image
Tropy Cricut insert card imageLots of Love Cricut insert card imageLOL Cricut insert card imageFriends Forever Cricut insert card imageDifferent home tools Cricut insert card imageGet Well Cricut insert card image
Thank You Healthcare Cricut insert card imageThanks a Latte Cricut insert card imageHot Air Balloon Cricut insert card imageFeliz Quincenera Cricut insert card imageThanks for Believing in me Cricut insert card imageGnomebody Loves You as Much as I do Cricut insert card image
Congrats Cricut insert card imageElephant Cricut insert card imageConversation hearts Cricut insert card imageGood Luck Cricut insert card imageFeel Better Cricut insert card imageCoffee cup love Cricut insert card image

Cards are also easy to make with materials you have around the house. Whether it’s copy paper, recycled paper, or cardstock, you can reuse and recycle to make a card out of many different materials.

Zooey’s favorite Cricut cards to make

I love making cards—it’s paper that packs a thoughtful punch, which in my humble opinion is the best kind of paper. Check out some of my cardmaking tips below!

Find Zooey’s adorable new cards in Design Space.

Make a card and Cricut will give a card

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Our community is the heart of Cricut. We’ve made millions of masks to support communities worldwide. So, we know it’s amazing what can happen when we make together.

For every card shared on Instagram using the hashtag #makekindness, Cricut will give a homemade card*, postage included. Share any card, whether it is created with a Cricut machine or not, to help us pass on kindness.

If there’s a person or organization you know that would benefit from receiving cards, please email

Share the cards you plan to make in the comments. We can’t wait to see all the cards we make together.

Learn more about Cricut machines on

*Cricut will donate up to 15,000 cards until the end of the year.

14 thoughts on “How a simple card can encourage kindness and create joy

  1. I am not on Instagram and I don’t want to start an account just for this. It would be nice if you would just be able to post on Facebook. During the summer I had made 20 handmade cards, not the insert cards, for Misericordia. each year we have a service day where I work, and this year because of covid-19, one of the things you were able to do was to send homemade cards or notes.

    • Hi Jo, thank you so much for sharing your story. If you want to email we will add your cards to the count! We’re just starting to make cards for the program. Thank you for all the wonderful cards you’re sending!

      • Hi. I make cards all the time for the holidays and birthdays for my family. It’s so easy to make them extra special. Im also not on Instagram but love the idea!

  2. I haven’t a clue about Cricket. I am eager to begin designing items to sell. What machine or what’s first step? I’m interested in perhaps creating bags, tshirts, wallet cases, etc. but I don’t know how this works. Is there a tutorial to help “green” individuals learn what machine to choose, I have TONS of Cricket fonts, etc.

    HELP ME!!!

  3. I’m in the process of making cards using my Cricut Joy and the card inserts to give to the residents of our local nursing home. In addition to the general kindness cards I am also making birthday and holiday cards for them. There are approximately 50 residents in this nursing home.

    • Sandra, you are awesome! Thank you for sharing. We’d love for you to share what the cards look like on Instagram using the hashtag #makekindness (if you have an Instagram). Or you can email pictures to We would love to share amazing cards you and other members are making!

  4. I haven’t had much time at all to be on my maker n now bought the joy as I’m a foster mom I could use all the help I can get plz n thank you.

  5. I’d like to make these cards on my Maker, but when I click on the link above for the Maker, it opens the web based Design Space and when I log in on the current version, no card projects open up. Can you please help me find these cards?

  6. Hi
    I’ve started making cards and would like to know if you would like them? I’m doing this to support the cause because @officialcricut posted about #MakeKindness
    It said in your Blog that the images are FREE until the end of the year but I did not see where an actual DUE DATE. I will continue making these cards, please let me know where you would like me to send them so you can distribute. For every card I make I’ll send you the original and I’ll send @bearlyarts the debossed/reverse version of the same card.
    Thank you,

  7. I am a long-time Cricut user. I have purchased the original and all the others in between. At first I didn’t see a need for the Joy, but omgoodness, this will make card making so much quicker! And less messy! What a fantastic idea! You all at Cricut have done it again! 👏 Bravo!

  8. I love my Cricut. I have purchased all of the latest machines made by Cricut. I really want a Mystery Box. It seems I miss out on the sale each time. I am 65 and retired with a stroke and my crafts keep me busy and is good therapy as well. I really like the patterns that are give here for mask masking. I am a former health care worker and I make them. They are fun and easy to make and design. Just to share a bit of information to others, the infusible ink is so cute and easy to work with, but the best recommendation I have is that you use the easy press as recommended, it works the best. I also like the mini iron, it help to get small projects done and it is great to use when making projects that have to be sewn for example the masks. I am not an expert but I am willing to answer any questions and help other that is new to this wonderful life of crafting.

  9. I have a cricut maker and want to make cards. can I make cards wirh this? and if so where do I get the card mat and cards?

    • Hi Billie,

      Yes, you can make cards with Cricut Maker. However, the card mat is exclusive to Cricut Joy, so there is not a card mat for Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore machines. To make a card on Cricut Maker, you will need to find the image from the library of your desired card (use the search bar with a relevant keyword) and create the card. These image sets of Insert Card Corners and Quick Corner Cards may help.

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