Grill Box Card Design
This Cricut tutorial will show you how to put together a grill box card for Father’s Day! Frankly, you can save this card design, remove the “Father’s Day” bit, and use it as a card for any occasion for the grill master in your life!
For example, I’m reminded of the BBQ apron birthday card I made for my husband back in January. This apron card design was from Cricut and was originally a baking-themed card…so you could easily use this grill box card design for anything you want!
The file for today’s grill box card, however, is from Lori Whitlock’s shop online and can be found here: https://shop.loriwhitlock.com/box-card-grill-chicken-fathers-day/
I also have a tutorial video dedicated to getting Lori Whitlock’s designs out of her shop and into Cricut Design Space. I’ll link that here for you as well in case you need help with third party SVG’s.
Adjust Grill Box Card Design in Cricut Design Space
Once you have gone through the process of getting the grill box card imported into Design Space, you need to make a few quick adjustments.
I will detail them for you here:
Repeat this process for each of the three small insert pieces. You can scoot the chicken legs and corn out of your way first. 🙂
Now, this next part is a little tricky to concieve of, but ultimately the same steps as above. You need to start by isolating the main body of the card. Every line on that piece is a cut mark. The problem with this piece is that we actually WANT some of them to cut…so we can’t just change them all to score marks.
If you look at the image below, I have pointed out the two marks that you actually want to remain cut marks. The skinny yellow lines are actual cut marks. All of the others should be score marks. I apologize for the wonky yellow lines…it’s incredibly hard to get the little virtual pen to make a straight line!
Click inside the piece until the inside rectangle is highlighted. The two marks I’m pointing to below look like they are going to remain cut marks once you change the others to scores…but they DO change!
Once you have this rectangle highlighted, go back up to the dropdown menu and change these to score marks as well.
Once you do that, your card base will look like the image below. Then you can select the card base and the score marks and attach them, just as you did with the other pieces.
Next, we need to deal with the little “Happy Father’s Day” sign. Right now, the image is in Design Space as a cut file. If you’re a glutton for punishment and you WANT to cut out and glue out all of the tiny letters, go right ahead. 🙂 Personally, I think it makes more sense to flatten this sentiment and print it out.
To do this, select the Happy Father’s Day image and the white rectangle it’s sitting on.
And on the bottom right, hit the flatten button as pictured below.
That’s it for changes to the actual grill box card file.
But wait! There’s no envelope! Let’s make one before we leave Design Space.
Create an Envelope to Accompany Your Box Card
First things first, what size envelope do we need? Well, when you look at the design, the single large base piece will be folded in half in an envelope. The height of the card will be the same as pictured in Design Space. So, with those things in mind, a 5 by 7 envelope should do the trick!
I clicked on images, and just searched “envelope”. I chose a free envelope design so those of you with Cricut Access will be able to pick the same one if you like. I picked the green one on the bottom pictured here. Pretty generic envelope.
Unlock the aspect ratio of the envelope so you can resize it. My lock is in the upper left instead of lower left because I turned my envelope around. I’m visually more comfortable when my envelope is the same direction as my card. 🙂
Drag the envelope by the little arrow on the corner until the inside square measures 5 inches tall by 7 inches wide. I go through this process in the video tutorial as well if this is not something you’re familiar with.
Now, Let's Put Together Our Grill Box Card!
Sometimes with box cards, assembly can be kind of a mess. I typically still enjoy those experiences because it’s kind of like a puzzle.
This box card design, however, is actually quite simple. I’ll lay out the steps below:
Ink Any Pieces You May Want, and Assemble the Inserts
Put Together the "Box" Part of the Box Card, and Decorate
Glue In the Three Insert Pieces, and Finish Decorations
Put Together Your Envelope!
And you’re done. Nice job, You. 🙂
Isn’t this part of cardmaking always so satisfying? I love it. The only part I love more is being able to see someone’s face when they open the card. I always miss that part when I have to mail a card!
Prefer A Video Tutorial?
If you would rather watch the video tutorial of these steps, I’ve got you. The video itself is about half an hour, but step by step including the Design Space portion.
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I hope you enjoyed!