One of the best things about fall is that first sip of a pumpkin coffee drink. Do you agree? It’s crazy how many people love them! To celebrate this fall favorite, I created this wooden coffee gift card holder that you can cut with your Cricut. Yes, with a CRICUT. You need a Cricut Maker for this project as it uses the Cricut Maker Knife Blade. But, if you want to construct this from paper, you can use any Cricut machine. For something less seasonal, I do have a second design that’s a little more everyday. Although you’ll find this is the perfect little gift card holder, you can also use it as a decoration! Look below for an example of this in the tutorial below.
Get the Free Design to Make These Coffee Gift Card Makers with Cricut
I have the download for this in my Free Library, which you can access with the link below! When you do, you’ll also get over 100+ other original designs and Procreate brushes that you can use to craft amazing projects. I’m so excited to have you join me!
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How to Make Coffee Gift Card Makers with Cricut Tutorial
Tools and Materials
- Cricut Maker, or Maker 3
- Cricut Knife Blade
- StrongGrip Mat
- Painter’s Tape
- Cricut Basswood 6″ x 12″ that you can order online (it’s not often stocked in stores)
- StandardGrip Mat
- Iron On Vinyl (black) w/ Weeding Tool
- EasyPress Mini, reg. EasyPress, or Heat Press of Choice
- Copy Paper or Release Paper
- True Control Knife and Self-Healing Cutting Mat (or an X-Acto works too)
- Multi-Purpose Glue
- Paint or Stain (optional)
- Coffee Gift Card Design (a free download- see above for the password)
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Instructions- Coffee Gift Card Makers You Can Make with a Cricut
Step One: Download the Free Design
Go to the Free Library, and under SVG’s you’ll find the Coffee Gift Card Holder and the Pumpkin Coffee Gift Card Holder designs. Click to download. Then open the zip file on your computer.
Step Two: Open a New Canvas in Cricut Design Space
Open Cricut Design Space and on the home page, click the New Project button in the upper right corner of your screen. This opens a new canvas.
Step Three: Upload the SVG Design
Click the Upload icon (second to the bottom of the import options) in the left sidebar of your screen.
In Uploaded Images Gallery, click Upload and then either hit the Browse to grab your file or drag and drop the image into the box. Click upload.
This imports it into Cricut Design Space as a Cut file. Continue.
Step Four: Size the Design and Ungroup
Make sure the lock above the size (top toolbar) is locked, then change the height to 5.25″. Then Ungroup the design.
NOTE: At this point, you can delete the words and add your own using the Text feature in CDS if you’d rather create something personalized!
Step Five: Add a Background Shape (Optional for a hanger)
Click the Shapes import icon (left toolbar) and then add a rounded rectangle. Size it to fit the coffee design.
Then add a circle, change the size to .25″, duplicate it and Align>Center Vertically.
Group the circles. Select the rectangle and the circles and Align>Center Horizontally.
Click one of the circles in the Layers menu and then hold down shift and click on the rectangle to select them both.
Then hit Slice at the bottom of the Layers.
Delete the Slice Results and Repeat for the second circle.
Step Six: Use the Color Synch to Minimize Maps
At the top of the Layers Panel, click and open the Color Synch option. Make sure all the wood cutouts, except the rectangle, are the same color and the words and the pumpkin/cuff outline are the same color. This groups them on the same mat.
Step Seven: Save Your Project and Make It
At the top right of your canvas, click Save to save your project. Title and then Continue.
Step Eight: Move Wood Cutouts on the Mat Preview Page
Because we’re using the Cricut Basswood that is 6″ x 12″ click and drag the wood cutout shape so they fit that size material. Press Continue.
Step Nine: Prep Your Mat
Place the wood on a StrongGrip mat and press firmly to the surface. You can even run a brayer across it. Then, use the Painter’s tape to tape around the wood.
For the iron on vinyl, use a StandardGrip mat. Place the iron-on vinyl shiny side down on the mat.
Step Ten: Cut the Design
Follow the instructions to cut your project pieces.
Just a word, so the Cricut isn’t the best tool for cutting wood. I think we all know that, and it doesn’t do an amazing job with detail- but it DOES do it. But on most of my outlines, the wood broke at the top. Since we’re gluing them down though, it doesn’t matter, and you can’t see the breaks.
If this really bothers you, you can skip this and just make a simpler version of this for your wall.
NOTE- if the knife blade gets stuck in the wood, follow the onscreen directions. If this doesn’t work, you can turn the machine off and on. If it’s necessary, you can unload the mat and finish cutting the wood with the True Control Knife on a self-healing cutting mat. If it’s cutting off, you may need to calibrate the Knife Blade. You’ll see that option in the drop-down side menu on the left of your screen.
Step Eleven: Paint or Stain the Wood Cutouts (Optional)
It’s totally up to you how you want to finish these, but I have some examples below to give you some ideas.
Step Twelve: Iron- On the HTV
Pre-heat your heat press. I’m using the Mini on medium setting for 40 seconds. That’s what’s recommended on the Cricut Heat Guide for wood using the iron-on vinyl. I love this guide!
FYI- You can use regular vinyl for this project, I just like the iron-on because it’s so much easier to weed and it already has a transfer sheet attached.
Place the weeded iron-on vinyl, shiny side up, on your wood coffee cup cutout.
Place on top of an EasyPress mat (or a towel). Then, place a couple of sheets of copy paper, or release paper on top of the vinyl transfer sheet.
Press with the heat press. Repeat with the cup wrap piece and the pumpkin/outline design.
Step Thirteen: Assemble the Coffee Gift Card Holder
Use a multi-purpose glue to assemble the wood cutout pieces bottom top in the order listed below.
- Large coffee shape (w/ iron on)
- Coffee Cup Outline
- Cup hand wrap (w/iron on)
If you cut the background, adhere your up to that. Add twine to hang.
More Ideas for Making the Coffee Gift Card Holders with Cricut
Now that you’re done, here are some more options for making this project! Don’t they make you want to make ALL of them? Of course, that would probably require multiple trips to your favorite coffee place to get the gift cards…
Extra Pumpkin Crafting Goodness? Yes, Please!
I also have a fun pumpkin coffee design that my crafting bestie, Amy Romeu’s done. It’s little faux leather coffee earrings! You’ll definitely have to check out the YouTube video and make these too!
Love this Layered Design? You can Create Your OWn!
I used the app Procreate to draw the layers of this design, then used Silhouette Studio to turn it into an SVG. If you’d like to know how to do this, check out these blog posts.
- The Beginner’s Guide to Procreate
- How to Make Layered Designs in Procreate
- How to Use Silhouette Studio to Make SVG’s from Your Procreate Art
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