Making Cards For Christmas With Font Bundles

This year is like no other Christmas. With shops closed through lockdown, we are finding ourselves having a very homemade Christmas this year. But you know what? It is actually fun to do and it brings your family together too because you can all get creative together. 

We have recently bought a Cricut Air, and I have been making some cards there, due to card shops being closed. So I wanted to share some Christmas card Ideas that cost me next to nothing to make. Homemade things are more special than something that is shop-bought. And even though I have a Cricut Air, there are other ways to make cards. And especially this year when it is extremely difficult to see family members, you can send a digital card. Your friends and family can then download and print the card themselves. You are not limited these days to the different fonts that you can use. You can download your own ones and use them when you wish. Choosing a font is a special thing because you want to find the right one for the person that you are sending the card to. You want it to look beautiful, be easy to work with on your design and you want it to be different from what you might see in a shop. 

Making A Santa Sleigh Card

What you need

  • Card of your choice in two different colours or textures
  • Glue dots
  • Designs (SVG for a Cricut machine. Or PNG for printing on a card)
  • Cricut Machine
  • Font Ideas
To Make The Cut-Out Card

  1. Measure your card size, so that your design will fit in there. You can find a card design on your Design Space app. 
  2. Take your picture design from somewhere like Design Bundles and upload it to Design Space
  3. Then you need to personalize your card with some writing. Click the text box and write what you want on the front of the card.
  4. Choose your font. There are a few in the Design Space, but there is never enough. They are also expensive to buy on Design SPace. You can get some fonts free from Font Bundles. Then when you download it on to your computer, you click install. That will then make the font available in Design Space. 
  5. Now you can change your writing to the font that you want.
  6. If your design is ready, click to cut it out. 
  7. When your card is finished, you can fold it over ready to send. If you have chosen to have a cut-out design, you will need to pop some backing onto the card to emphasise the picture and font.

TOP TIPS - Make a note of the fonts that you get from font bundles, it makes it easier to find in Design Space. It also stops you from downloading again. Play around with fonts, it makes it more fun. You can write a saying or movie quote on a card and use a few different fonts, and you know what? They didn't cost anything!

To Make The Written Card


  1. Measure your card size, so that your design will fit in there. You can find a card design on your Design Space app. 
  2. Take your picture design from somewhere like Design Bundles and upload it to Design Space
  3. Then you need to personalize your card with some writing. Click the text box and write what you want on the front of the card.
  4. Choose your font.
  5. Insert your pen into the Cricut machine, this is going to write instead of cut. 
  6. On the drop-down bar at the top of Design Space, it will say cut. You need to change this to draw.
  7. Pop the card in the Cricut machine and watch as it draws your design as well as writes. 
  8. Make sure you have used a permanent pen and that you give it time to dry.




Alternative Cards

To design Christmas cards online, you can use a free online website like Canva. They are easy to make and free!

  1. Click on 'Create Design'
  2. In the search menu, type 'Christmas Card'. This brings up all of the Christmas card designs.
  3. Choose your design and remove any text boxes on the design.
  4. Insert your own text and start writing your message. 
  5. Then click on the font selection, and choose your font. To get some more seasonal fonts, I got some fonts free from Font Bundles and uploaded them to Canva. 
  6. When your design is complete, download it and send it in an email for a Christmas card that will save you money on postage too. 
  7. You can download it as a PNG, PDF or JPEG. All of these formats are good to send. You can even download it as an SVG, if you want to finish it off on the Cricut
Our digital Christmas card has the My Star Font and Peach Market Font. But there are many available for free and to buy from Font Bundles. Are you ready to have a go at making some Christmas cards of your own?






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