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6 Cricut Papercraft Projects for Beginners
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6 Cricut Papercraft Projects for Beginners

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £30+
Time 1/2 day +

Take your papercraft projects to the next level with your Cricut machine! With this wonderful collection of project ideas for beginners, discover great ideas for handmade cards, decorations, scrapbook designs and more that can be made using Cricut.

You’ll soon find yourself making everything and anything with paper and cardstock. It’s never been easier to craft personalised, professional-looking pieces.

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Cricut Papercraft Projects for Beginners

Cricut: 6 Ways to Make Stickers

Learn how to use your Cricut Maker and Explore Air 2 to create stickers for every project, with our free downloadable sheet by Emma Jewell Crafts at the bottom of this post. 

There's no end to the projects these stickers can be used on – from envelope seals and gift tag embellishments to decorating planners or notebooks! The possibilities are endless. Making stickers with Cricut is easy and fun, with incredible results.

Project and instructions by Emma Jewell Crafts.

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Cricut: How to Make a Thank You Teacher Frame

Make a handmade gift to thank a special teacher for all their hard work. This framed word art project is easy to personalise, making a lovely and thoughtful end of term teacher gift idea.

The project can be recreated on the Cricut Explore 3 and the Maker 3 using the Smart Paper Sticker Cardstock.

Cricut Design Space Project Link: Thank You Teacher Frame >

Project and instructions by Emma Jewell. 

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Cricut Joy: How to Make a Lion Aperture Card

With the amazing Cricut Joy Card Mat, you can whip up quick cards that look stunning in no time and spread a little Joy! Just pop a card blank onto the card mat and once drawn and cut, insert a backing card to compliment. Easy Peasy!

We've used the black Cricut Joy pen that comes with the machine to help create this project, but there are lots of different Cricut Joy pens to choose from if you so wish.

Project and how-to make instructions by Joey Daley

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Cricut: How to Make Cupcake Toppers

Top off your celebration cupcakes with some extra-special toppers created using your Cricut machine!

We’ve used the Cricut Maker to create this project, however you could also use the Cricut Joy or the Explore Air 2.

Project and how-to make instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Chrissie Ellson

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Cricut: How to Make Personalised Birthday Bunting

Celebrate the big occasion in style with personalised birthday bunting! Quick and easy to make, this paper bunting project will add a pop of colour to any party. Use your Cricut machine to spell out the ‘Happy Birthday’ message, along with your lucky loved one’s name.

We’ve used the Cricut Maker for this project, but it can also be created using the Cricut Joy and Explore Air 2 machines.

Project and instructions by Kathi Smith.

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Cricut Joy: How to Make a Card

Creating professional-looking cards has never been easier thanks to the Cricut Joy and the nifty Cricut CardMat! Create personal one-of-a-kind cards in minutes, simply pick your design and then let the Cricut Joy do the rest - what could be easier!?

Reference screen images included within this how-to are from the iOS mobile version of the Design Space app

Project by Aisha Cluitt

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