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Quick and Easy Washi Paper + Vinyl Cards

Another night, another bite by the crafting bug and NO idea what to make! I decided to try a new format for card making and it ended up being a pretty solid success! Well, I mean if I can make 6 cards in about an hour, I consider that a pretty solid success, anyway. 

Here's how I made these quick and easy Washi Paper + Vinyl Cards using my Cricut Explore!

Pre-made cards + envelopes (I cannot resist buying a million of these when they are 50% off at Michaels/Hobby Lobby so I always have a million on hand and love them to bits)
Paper Trimmer (not pictured - d'oh!)

1. I trimmed the Washi Sheet down to the size of my card. This may var based on what card you use, but essentially I use the measurement of the card and subtract a 1/4 inch so it has a very slight border. The paper is easy to cut with a paper trimmer and peels and sticks like a dream! 

Then, I chose the design from the Cricut Design Space Image Library. I chose a variety of designs for a few different options since I've never made this type of card before and wasn't really sure what I'd like. 

I cut the image using my Cricut Explore Air (all of the backgrounds were black vinyl, and all foreground were gold vinyl). I weeded the gold vinyl portions and cut the transfer tape down to size for the gold vinyl portions.

2. For designs that have two parts, I stuck the background on first to make sure it was centered and ready to go before applying the gold vinyl portion. Then, I used the gold vinyl that had been transferred to the transfer paper to align it easily! 

3. Vinyl sticks to vinyl easily, so it's just a matter of lining it up, pressing it down, and peeling away the transfer paper! 

I seriously made all 6 of these cards in under an hour. That's like 10 minutes a card - which is INSANE and awesome. I also spruced up the insides with some gold washi tape I had on hand to tie it together and add a little extra flair. 

Design Space images from left to right:
Deer #MFC63E (Bits and Pieces Cartridge)
Hello Darling Branch Border #M46677 (Home Decor Wall Art Cartridge)
Bow #MFB12D (Bits & Pieces Cartridge)
Deer (the doe) #MFB838 (Bits & Pieces Cartridge)
Flower #MFBZE4 (Bits & Pieces Cartridge)
Flower Bird Design #M42362 (Botanicals Cartridge)

All images are included in the Design Space Subscription.

Considering I used just a few materials, an hour, and a touch of patience with the weeding - these cards are a win and ones I'll be making over and over! 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I like the idea of using vinyl on a card. I may have to try this one. Thanks Lisa:-)

    1. Thanks! It was SO easy and adds a little something extra!


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