The phrase, “I love you” can be difficult to say. Sometimes, it may be easier to show. Find 11 different ways (in 10 different languages) to say (and show) “I love you,” just in time for Mother’s Day. Easily create a homemade card in minutes embellished with corresponding flowers from countries that speak that language.
Maybe she loves settling down in the evenings with a book and a glass of wine – or maybe her idea of a good time is trying out a new dessert recipe in the kitchen. Maybe her signature look is sleek silver hair and gold jewelry – or maybe she’s unrecognizable without her trademark sweatshirt and sneakers. Whether she goes by “Abuelita,” “Nana,” “Mimi,” or “Gran,” your grandma knows exactly who she is. Impress her – and show her how much you love her – this Mother’s Day with a gift tailored to fit her perfectly. These 10 DIY gifts are simple, thoughtful, and sure to impress.
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
Share the cards you plan to make in the comments. We can’t wait to see all the cards we make together.
The detailed foil lines make the process look complicated, but it’s actually quite easy to add foil embellishments to a wide variety of crafts using the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool. Just drop the tool into your compatible machine and watch it work.
There are hundreds of ways you can use the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool. Here are just a few examples to help fuel your creativity.
Three tools in one
The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is actually three tools in one. It comes with 3 tips (fine, medium, and bold) so you can transfer foil onto your crafts in different line thicknesses – even within the same project!
Even better, because the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is fully integrated into Design Space®, you can create using all the various linetype options. Add a combination of foil, cut, score, write, or other linetype option all within the same project on your canvas.
Changing tool tips
It’s easy to change between tool tips, too. Simply press the plunger down, remove the tip, insert the new tip, and release the plunger. It’s just like our other tools!
Using the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool
The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool works as a companion to your cutting blade and you’ll need both tools to create intricate designs. The housing units on these tools are not interchangeable despite how similar they look to each other. So, be sure to keep both on hand!
Drop the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool into the B clamp and your Cricut machine will implement the exact amount of pressure to transfer the foil from the sheet onto your paper, kraftboard, or other base material. See a complete list of materials compatible with the tool here.
Throughout the cut process, Design Space will intuitively prompt you to switch out the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool when needed. It will also eject your mat just enough so that you can remove your used foil and tape in-between steps. No guesswork needed!
Still a little confused? Watch a detailed process of how to prep your mat with foil and tape.
What’s included with the tool
What do you think? Are you ready to elevate your creations with stunning foil effects? The Cricut Foil Transfer Kit includes everything you need to get started:
Cricut Foil Transfer Tool with three different tips
12 sheets of foil (6 silver and 6 gold)
48 pieces of pre-cut tape
Endless (shiny) possibilities
There are so many different possibilities – cards, invitations, gift boxes, and more! We can’t wait to see what you create. If you use the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool in a project, share it with us! Tag @officialcricut and use #CricutFoilTransfer.
For more information about the Cricut Foil Transfer System, visit our help section. We also have a playlist of helpful videos on YouTube to guide you through the process.
Find the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool at Cricut.com or your favorite craft retailers.
Teachers are educators, mentors, helpers and creators. They inspire us every day. Whether you grew up with a teacher that made a lasting impact or hear your kid's talk about how much they love their classes, teachers are an important part of our lives.
We also see their limitless creativity. From homemade classroom decor to custom crafts for students that drive positivity and learning, we remain humbled by the capacity of their imagination. There are so many teachers in the Cricut community making amazing things.
So we've dedicated this to you and creative teachers everywhere.
We want to celebrate your stories, inspire other teachers with your unique ideas and spotlight how students, and parents, can stay connected during this time by making together.
Celebrating Teacher Stories
We're always looking for ways to connect with teachers from our community. This group of teachers helped us understand the projects that mean the most when their students craft for them.
Here are other stories from the community that demonstrate how one idea can make a big difference.
A unique take on giving flowers
This unique take on giving flowers made us smile. Kaitlyn, a Kindergarten special education teacher, personalized these flowers with vinyl to stick in her students' yards to help them stay more connected. These are sure to bring smiles to their faces.
Making face masks for students
Linh Hang used her Cricut to cut out face masks for her students using an alphabet pattern. We love how Linh created these not only to fulfill an important need but to be kind to her students. We love the fabric choice she chose as well. You can view the free pattern Linh used in Design Space.
A T-shirt to remember
Jean Haan wanted something to remember her Kindergarten class of 2019-2020. She had parents send student signatures so she could upload them, cut on her Cricut, and iron-on to a T-shirt. She gave us a tip that to get the best transfer on to a T-shirt, make sure kids use markers to write their names.
"I love you a llama"
Amy Clark's theme for her first grade classroom this year was llamas. With everyone out of the classroom she wanted to find a way to bring the fun of her classroom theme to her students virtually. She created this "I love you a llama" sign to stay close to her kids and bring them joy.
Mrs. Lopez as a cartoon cutout
Charina Russo-Lopez was searching for ways to stay close to her students during this time. She came up with the idea to create herself into a flat cartoon cutout. She told us she used the Print Then Cut feature on her Cricut. Her students received a cutout of Mrs. Lopez in the mail so she can be with them when they're learning at home.
Projects for teachers and for the classroom
There are thousands of projects in Design Space that you can make if you're a teacher or for your teacher. You can also make projects from scratch with inspiration you find in the world.
We are huge Star Wars fans in my little family; we even named one child after a character in that franchise. I absolutely love this card that Mary made using the Star Wars Valentine's Digital Mystery Box.
October 27th, 2018 • Contributor: Jenn Crookston, Team Cricut
Welcome to week 3 of our DIY Holiday Gift Giving series. This week we’re excited to be talking about dressing up your gift cards. During the holidays it’s inevitable that someone on your list will be impossible to buy for which makes a gift card the perfect gift. We’re here to help you dress up that gift card to make it more fun to give!
Before ordering your supplies for this week's projects check your stash from the last couple weeks and make sure you use our discount code 8WEEKDIY to save an additional 10% on your total purchase from shop.cricut.com (must be a $50 or more purchase and excludes machines and Cricut Access).
To make this week’s projects you’ll need the following Cricut supplies:
Adhesive (We recommend Art Glitter Glue - with fine point tip)
Cardstock in Kraft
Let’s get right into these fun projects. All of these projects can be created with the Maker or the Explore machines. Scoring Wheels in the Maker make folding a breeze, especially with the thicker materials like Kraftboard. If you don’t have the Maker you can use the Scoring Stylus just be careful you don’t crack your papers along the fold.
If you’re looking for tips on assembly you’re in luck! We did a full Facebook Live showing you how to assemble many of them.
Just For You Pillow Box Gift Card Holder
Using kraft colored cardstock, red and white baker’s twine, rich red glitter cardstock, and green sparkle paper you can create the perfect little pillow box to hold your gift card.
We are completely in love with our new Foil Embossed Cardstock. The holly leaves and berries are our favorite. Adding layers of green and red glitter and white Kraftboard makes a perfect gift card envelope. The Art Glitter Glue made assembling the front of the envelope and card so simple. Tie shut with red/white baker’s twine.
Another fun gift card envelope that holds a gift card perfectly. We’re using another piece of our Foil Embossed cardstock for this card, this time with silver trees and snowflakes. This design cuts the snowflakes out of the cardstock and we used green sparkle paper behind it for a fun pop of color along tying it closed with red/white baker’s twine.
October 26th, 2018 | Contributor: Dezi, Cricut Design Team updated October 5, 2020
The holidays are coming up quick! What are you making this season?
As a professional crafter, people are always expecting something totally unique from me. So, this year I decided to play with the classic exploding box card and adding a little more magic with my version of a snow globe.
Using my Cricut Maker™ and the Scoring Wheel™ tool made this project so easy. I was able to cut each piece with precision and score crisp lines on cardstock using the machine. Follow along below to make your own!