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Cricut Tutorial: Jeep Card (featuring SVGcuts.com design) Ok. This is THE MOST FUN CARD I HAVE EVER MADE. If you've been following my blog, you're aware that we had some friends get married recently, and I have many many folders of content to share (stay tuned) from various wedding projects, but THIS Jeep card was […]
Ok. This is THE MOST FUN CARD I HAVE EVER MADE. If you've been following my blog, you're aware that we had some friends get married recently, and I have many many folders of content to share (stay tuned) from various wedding projects, but THIS Jeep card was the most fun.
The bride and groom are Jeep owners. Red Jeep owners. So when I saw this Jeep card design on the SVGcuts.com website, I knew it had to happen.
I am a new affiliate for SVGcuts.com, but I am a seasoned lover of their designs. When I first got my Cricut, the SVGcuts.com website was the one that I used to visit longingly and think "I wonder if I'll ever be able to make one of those".
Without sounding too affiliate-y, it is something that you should check out if you have a Cricut (or other cutting machine). Even if you are new to your Cricut use, take a peek and check out the 41 pages of free designs on their site. Grab yourself something fun to play with, and practice until you get comfortable.
In my mind, I looked like this (except female and older and with wrinkles and, well, you get the idea).
I'm pretty sure I watched one of their tutorial videos before I even got up the nerve to open my Cricut box, and I was mesmerized.
This Is Not A Beginner Level Project - But Tutorials Help!
So this little gem of a card has a lot of steps. A LOT. But it's totally worth it. I can't say whether the 1 hour and 18 minute long video that I made is worth it (:/) but it's thorough! In the video, I show you around the SVGcuts.com website a little, get the file into Cricut Design Space, and then show you how to make a few simple adjustments to turn the Jeep card design into an adorable Just Married Jeep. I walk you through construction, but the SVGcuts designs also come with phenomenal tutorial videos, so I won't pretend mine is better than that. 🙂
When I finished making my adjustments, adding the cans, bow etc., I literally sat at my craft table with a big, stupid grin on my face. I was so excited to deliver this card I had a hard time sleeping.
I realize that I am a particular kind of craft nerd, but I do like to think that everyone would experience a similar, if not completely consuming, variety of pride.
If you want a slightly less complex design, I have a tulip box card tutorial from their site as well. I'll link that here.
Which Jeep Card Tutorial Would You Prefer?
If you aren't up for a full gigantic tutorial (second video below), might I interest you in a 3 MINUTE TRAILER (first video below) instead?
I tried to keep it light for those of you who are just looking for entertainment, and aren't necessarily hoping for instructions on how to make tiny cans and rear view mirrors with your Cricut. 🙂
If you ARE looking for details on how I made the little tin can ridges on the tin cans (why did I do that?) MAN are you in the right place.
Whichever tutorial you pick, you should know it made me very happy. I hope it makes you happy too.
AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE. I have already disclosed that I am an affiliate for SVGcuts.com. Along with their site, other links below may be affiliate links, and if you make a purchase through any of the links below, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. If you do, thank you in advance for your support of this blog.