Sometimes it just takes a card to brighten someone’s day! Spread random acts of kindness with these adorable Cricut Hello Cards, perfect for kids to make!
Hi Crafty Friends!
A couple of weeks ago I told you about a “Craft With What You Have” challenge that Cricut asked me to participate in, at the same time I shared with you 12 awesome projects that you can make with your Cricut using supplies you probably already have at home like cardstock, vinyl, htv and felt.
I promised that I’d be back with the cut file for those cards, and today I’m doing just that, but I’m also sharing with you the cards that 8 of my totally crafty friends made too!
First I’ll tell you about the cards that the kids and I made, so make sure you read all the way until the end for the cards from my friends!
“Social Isolating With Kids Is Not For The Faint Of Heart!” -Every Parent During Quarantine 2020
Today officially marks 3 weeks since we’ve been 100% socially isolated from everyone outside of the family who lives within our 4 walls. We’ve had shouted conversations across streets while walking the dogs, chats through our second floor kitchen window with someone standing on the street below, and lots of facetime calls, but no face to face contact with anyone from the “outside world”.
We started homeschooling my kids 1 week ago, and boy can I tell you, my kids do so much better with a structured day over having a blank slate of time that they can fill with anything they want. My 11 year old daughter can easily fill a day reading, but I can feel her emotions shift when she hasn’t had interaction with anyone outside the pages of her books. My 7 year old son drives me batty with all of the “I’m bored! I don’t know what to do!” when he doesn’t have a structured day.
Kids, like anyone really, need a purpose to make themselves feel good about the roll they fill in the home and in the world. So a week into quarantine I gave them the roll of making cards that we could tape to our neighbors doors when we went out to walk the dogs. We made these “Hi!” cards and I can’t tell you how many messages we received from people who had their days brightened by receiving them.
I loved this project because it was so simple and my supplies went really far. I created the cut file for this project so that the cards are single layer like boxed valentine style so that you could get a lot of them out of one sheet of cardstock. You can also get a ton of stickers out of one sheet of vinyl, we have a bunch left over for future projects.
On the back of each of the cards the kids wrote a message and signed it “Love the Madrilejos Family”, which is my husband’s last name. I’ve kept my maiden name, and most of our neighbors know my last name, but not my husband’s so I loved that there was a sense of mystery from some of our neighbors about who dropped the cards off. It made it feel more like an anonymous act of kindness.
Ready to learn how to make our Cricut Hello Cards and to get the cut file? Read on!
Cricut Hello Cards Perfect For Kids To Make
–Hi Cards Cut File (All of the images in this cut file are free to use with a Cricut Access subscription. If you don’t already have a subscription I highly recommend it! Learn about Cricut Access here. If you don’t have a Cricut Access subscription and aren’t interested in purchasing one you can also purchase the images used from Cricut.)
Step 2: Use your weeding tools to weed the vinyl, leaving the designs behind on the white paper backing and removing the vinyl that surrounds the vinyl.
Step 3: Decorate the cards using the stickers. Write a personalized message on the back of the card for the recipient.
Step 4: Send the cards by mail, pop them into a neighbor’s mailbox, or tape it to their front door as a random act of kindness so they know they aren’t alone!
Ready to see all the awesome cards that my crafty friends made?
Aren’t they so cute? Hop on over to everyone’s blogs to check them out! We have:
- Coloring Page Cards – The Country Chic Cottage
- Printable Thinking of You Card – Pineapple Paper Co.
- Cricut Cards with Vinyl Stickers – Hello Creative Family
- Printable Quarantine Cards – Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- Easy Handmade Word Art Cards – 100 Directions
- Happy Mail – Everyday Party Magazine
- Coloring Notecards – Happy Go Lucky
- Coloring Page Happy Mail – Mad in Crafts
- Thoughtful Printable Cards – 30 Minute Crafts
Tell me… which of these cards would you make first? Who would you give it to?
Like our Cricut Hello Cards? We’d love for you to pin them for later!
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