Thank you cards are thoughtful gestures, but a custom-made thank you card is unique. Cricut can help you make your thank you card not only unique but also memorable. Thank you cards are an excellent way to show appreciation, especially when you can’t express your gratitude in person. Once you’ve decided to create a thank you card using your Cricut, the first step is to find a great project idea for inspiration.
Cricut Thank You Card Project Ideas
The best thing about Cricut is that you have plenty of material options to pick from. With these varieties available, your card ideas and projects can be as conservative or creative as possible. Before you start, you’ll want to think about a few questions like these:
- What orientation do you want your card to be?
- What envelope dimensions do you need?
- Will you be putting anything inside the card (like money or gift cards)?
- How thick will your card be and can it still fit in the envelope?
Here are a few card ideas you can experiment with!
Cascading Flip Card Thank You Card
We have to give a shoutout to Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot for this one. Technically, you can make these cascading flip cards by hand. But, having a Cricut lets you make this card much faster, and you can make the design more special by adding a few intricate details and accessories.
You can use cardstock from the Cricut assorted starter pack, glue, ribbons and strings, and the Cricut machine for your first project. You can use Design Space for images and font ideas to make this card special. You might not have a lot of room to add a thoughtful message to the outside of this one, but the card’s wow factor speaks for itself.
Cricut Popup Thank You Cards
Popup cards seem complicated to make. At first glance, creating a pop-up card involves cutting, folding, assembling, and customizing. But thanks to Amy at Amy Craft, it’s not as difficult as it looks. I really love the pink color palette, but you could swap it out with different colors and patterns to hint at different types of flowers. How pretty would a bouquet of forget-me-nots look popping out from the inside of that card?
Thank You Card Box
If you’re looking for a thank you card idea that is versatile and fun, then the box card is the way to go. If you are still at the experimenting stage of your thank you card project, this card idea can seem intimidating but making one is fairly straightforward. Create & Craft is ready to walk you through it.
There are several templates available on Design Space to guide you on making box thank you cards. The Cricut machine also makes it easier to add cute cutouts to your box for a personal touch. You could also add little pictures inside each fold of the box for a thank you card-turned photo album. Talk about an unforgettable gift!
Cricut Foil Thank You Cards
If you like experimenting with more than just cardstock for your thank you card project, take a look at this foil-covered design. It would be perfect for something a little less formal, like a birthday thank you card or a graduation gift thank you card.
You can use the Cricut starter foil kit for this project. You can also include colored paper, vinyl, and colored pens to make your cards stand out. Leap of Faith Crafting has a great tutorial.
Z Fold Thank You Card
If you feel confident enough for a challenge try making Z Fold thank you cards. Thanks for the great concept, Julie Davison!
We suggest watching a few different tutorials online for more Z fold card design ideas. The basic materials you need for this project include cardstock, glue, and your Cricut machine. But just like Davison’s video, you can combine a few techniques, including pop-ups. I just love the way those hot air balloons are floating through the card.
Vintage Vinyl Thank You Card
This card is darling! A huge shoutout to Mikyla from Miklya Creates — genius idea! The materials for this thank you card are pretty simple. You’re looking at different card stocks and vinyl. And you could use foil for the record labels too. Hello, gold record!
Along with the perfect circles that your Cricut can cut (my hand could never get that precise), you could also use their images to add a little cutout to the cover. Any way you spin it, this retro record thank you card is utter perfection.
4 Tips For Your First Thank You Card Project
Making personalized thank you cards can be inspirational, even if you don’t feel artsy or creative on your own. You also don’t have to begin with elaborate thank you card designs.
- It’s best to start off with something simple and classic for your thank you note. That way, you don’t pressure yourself to produce a perfect card while you’re learning how to use your Cricut.
- You also don’t have to be a graphic designer to use the machine or the software to make thank you cards. Design Space also has a library of designs and images you can choose from.
- Purchase a few extra materials in case your first try doesn’t turn out exactly how you planned.
- Many of their designs are free, but you can also buy a Cricut Access subscription to use more of their graphics for your cards.
You’re making all these adorable cards, but who can you send them to? Here are a few times you can pull out your thank-you-card-creativity:
- Birthday gifts
- Bridal party thank you’s
- Thank you for being you!
- End of the year thank you cards for teachers
- “Thank you for your order” cards
- Thanks for thinking of me!
- Thank you cards after an interview
Personalized Thank You Cards
As you advance your thank you card design and making skills, you’ll appreciate how quickly this machine works, even for intricate designs and the professional look your cards have at the end. Let us know what designs and ideas inspired you the most!