Basketball Cards

Know someone who loves basketball? Make them a basketball card for their birthday or any other special occassion.

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With basketball season in full swing I thought it would be a great time to add two different basketball cards that I have designed for you to make.

The first card is a side edge card. It is an easy to make card that even a beginner can make.

basketball side edge card

Materials Needed

  • 1 Sheet of Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Black Cardstock
  • Orange Vinyl
  • Barely Art Glue
  • Design #123

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basketball side edge card

Basketball Side Edge Card


  • 1 Sheet of Blace Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Cardstock for the card piece your choice of color
  • Orange Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Glue
  • Foam Dots


  • Cricut Maker
  • Brayer
  • Scoring Wheel/Stylus
  • Standard Cutting Mat
  • Spatula
  • Weeding Tool


Cutting Out the Basketball Side Edge Card

Unzip the download file.

Then open up Design Space and start a new project.

Click Upload and find where you saved the unzipped version of the downloaded files for this project.

upload button

Then go into the SVG Folder and select the SVG Files

basketball side edge card in design space

Select all and click on

ungroup in design space

then select the dotted line

basketball side edge card change dotted line to score line

and change from basic cut to score line

then select the card and score line

basketball side edge card attach card and score line

and click on

design space attach button

Then click on the Make It button

The prepare screen will appear

basketball side edge card prepare screen

Now if everything looks correct on it, click on the continue button
The next screen will be where you will select the type of card stock you are using. If you do not see the material in your material favorites, click on "browse all materials" to find the weight of cardstock that you are using. For example the black Cardstock I used is medium weight, you will need to select "Medium Weight"..
Once you have Design Space set, you are now ready to prepare your mat. I used a brayer when placing the Cardstock on the mat, this helps in making sure that the paper is adhered to the mat and will help in keeping the paper from ripping or moving when it is being cut. 

Don't forget the orange basketball pieces are cut out of orange vinyl

Assembling the Basketball Side Edge Card

Starting with the card piece

basketball side edge card card piece

fold the card on the score line

next take the orange basketball pieces

using transfer tape put each one on to one of the black basketball pieces

basketball side edge card black basketball pieces

then put glue on the back of the basketballs and glue them on the card side edge

basketball side edge card

The second design is a layered basketball card that has some embossing added into it.

basketball card

Materials Needed

  • 1 Sheet of Orange Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Black Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Gray Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Light Green Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of Red Cardstock
  • 1 Sheet of White Cardstock
  • Orange Vinyl
  • Cricut Pen
  • Barely Arts Glue
  • Foam Dots/Strips
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Design #123

Handmade cards are always great to receive as you took the time to make it.


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