Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card

Even though we live about 15 minutes from the beach here in Florida, we don’t go as often as we should. When we do go, I find it impossible to resist collecting pretty seashells, sea glass, and small pieces of driftwood. So when I saw this Seashell All Occasion Card on Anna Griffin’s Summer Soirées cartridge, I couldn’t resist all the pretty shells. I didn’t select a sentiment because as the name states, this card would be perfect for so many different types of occasions from a birthday card to a beach party invitation.

I used paper I had on hand, but you can easily find similar colors in your local craft store. I suggest not using too thick of a cardstock for the seashell part, though. I’ll explain why at the end of the tutorial. I believe in keeping it real here, so if something doesn’t work as expected, we’ll let you know. Let’s get started!

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Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card

Materials

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Materials

Instructions

Step 1: Load the Summer Soirées Cartridge and open your Cricut software. Select image F1+39. Resize the height to 7 inches.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 1

Step 2: Cut this image on a sheet of the tan cardstock.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 2

Step 3: Go back to your Cricut Software and select image Shift+F1+39. Resize the height to 7 inches.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 3

Step 4: Cut these images on the sheet of brown cardstock.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 4

Step 5: Use the glue pen on the back of the seashell cut out.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 5

Step 6: Stick the brown shell piece to the back of the tan seashell piece.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 6a

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 6b

Step 7: Use the glue pen on the brown rectangle piece.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 7

Step 8: Stick the brown rectangle piece to the inside of the card.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 8

Step 9: Fold and score the card.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 9

Step 10: Go back to your Cricut software and select image F1+43. Resize the width to 8.677 and the height to 11.3 inches. The envelope needs to be slightly larger than the card so it will fit inside.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 10

Step 11: Cut this image on the sheet of cream cardstock.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 11

Step 12: Fold and score the envelope along the notches.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 12

Step 13: Use double sided tape to seal the envelope as shown.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 13a

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Step 13b

That’s it! Seems pretty simple and straightforward, right? Well, not so much with this Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card. First, I made the mistake of updating Adobe Air. Long story short, because I have a Cricut Expression 2, I use Cricut Craft Room software, and Cricut apparently doesn’t keep updating it. So, when I updated Air, it was no longer compatible with CC. Okay, lesson learned. Next, I finally got it to cut, but it tore the paper up. I figured I must need a new blade, so I replaced that. The third try, the mat wasn’t sticky enough, so the paper started sliding around while it was cutting. The fourth and fifth tries, it didn’t cut all the way through the paper because the paper was too thick, and then finally, on the fifth try, after practicing on scrap white paper, it worked.

Ugh. I’m impressed with myself for not throwing my Cricut through the window and actually finishing the card. All the cuss words were said, but I finished it. I’m glad I did because I love how it turned out.

Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card Fails

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About Marie Dabbs

Hi, I'm Marie. I have had a passion for crafts my whole life. Over the years and after three kids involved in Scouts and other activities, I discovered my other passion, event planning. I love making my own decorations and styling rooms for parties. I'm at my happiest when I can combine crafts and party styling. It's so much fun!

14 thoughts on “Seashell All Occasion Cricut Card

    1. That’s a good point, Vesta. I think you’re right. Those Cricut booklets have zero instructions, lol. Next envelope, sides on the inside.

    1. Making cards with the Cricut is super easy. They even have cartridges loaded with basic cards and envelopes. If go to our #1 Teacher Cricut Card, you’ll see I made that one in minutes.

    1. Yes, I love using the Cricut. I’m still using an Expression 2 if you can believe it. I’ll be unstoppable with an Air, lol.

    1. Thank you, Lisa. We try to accommodate new crafters with specific steps and pros with photos they can glance over quickly.

    1. I’m definitely feeling the beach theme here in Florida. I have several projects planned using things I’ve found on the beach.

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