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.
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- 1 Sheet of Blace Cardstock
- 1 Sheet of Cardstock for the card piece your choice of color
- Orange Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Foam Dots
- Cricut Maker
- Scoring Wheel/Stylus
- Standard Cutting Mat
- 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.
Then go into the SVG Folder and select the SVG Files
Select all and click on
then select the dotted line
and change from basic cut to score line
then select the card and score line
and click on
Then click on the Make It button
The prepare screen will appear
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
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
then put glue on the back of the basketballs and glue them on the card side edge
The second design is a layered basketball card that has some embossing added into it.
Handmade cards are always great to receive as you took the time to make it.