Do you have a Cricut and love to plan parties? Same! I love creating party DIY decorations with my Cricut and I have a ton of tutorials about creating your DIY party decorations here. And here is another one. If you’re looking for How to Make Invitations with Your Cricut, read on.
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Firstly, the best part about making invitations with your Cricut, is that it can be any shape! I absolutely love the freedom and creativity that allows. Of course, you could always do the standard 5 x 7 invitation as well. But the opportunities are endless with other shapes you can create for your invitations.
Find the Right Shape for Your Cricut Invitations for Free
If you decide to go with a creative fun shape that matches the theme of your party, the first thing to do is to find the image you want to use. Therefore, the easiest (and cheapest) place to start is to find PNGs on Google that you can easily drop into your Cricut Design Space. The key to this is you want to find a PNG (Not a JPG or PDF). This ensures that the background is transparent and that your Cricut will cut it in the shape you are looking for. The only problem with this tactic is that many PNGs on Google are copyrighted images. Even if you don’t care that it’s not ethical to take them off the Internet, many times, they have watermarks over them so you can’t use them, which is a problem.
Alternately, you can find images using Cricut Design Space. You can find free images in Cricut Design Space, by clicking on “Images” in the left hand menu. Then use the search bar to search for the shape you might be looking for. The only problem with this is that their cute images aren’t usually free.
Find More Images for Your Cricut Invitations
In terms of investing some money into your invitations, you can also purchase images directly through Cricut Design Space. If you think that you’ll be using Cricut Design Space more frequently, you might be interested in Cricut Access Premium. This membership allows you unlimited access to 100,00+ images, 500+ fonts, free shipping on all your Cricut items and discounts and other perks.
Once you find the right shape and have saved it as a PNG, head over to Design Space to get started.
Using Cricut Design Space to Make Your Own Invitations
Now it’s time to get creative. Here’s what you’ll do to create your invitation using your Cricut.
- Upload the PNG into your design space template.
- Resize the image to the correct size (Make sure to check how big your envelopes are! A good size is always 5 x 7).
- Select a font and write out all the information for your event.
- Once you’re satisfied with the content of the invitation, go ahead and flatten the layers. (This will ensure that it all prints and cuts in one image.)
- Now you’re ready to use the Print and Cut feature to make your invitations!
Watch the quick tutorial below:
I offer a few PNG Invitations in my Etsy shop, which you might be interested in. Some examples are below.
Firstly, these DJ themed invitations are so easy to make with your Cricut!
Additionally, This Gumball Machine invitation is just too cute and so easy to make with your Cricut!
And that’s how you make invitations with your Cricut! So many options, so little time! Happy party planning!
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Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about How to Make Invitations with Your Cricut. I hope this gives you some ideas about using your Cricut to party plan! Tell me below what you thought! I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and beyond. Above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat, or continue celebrating your life with The Celebration Effect.