DIY Galentine's Day Card Box with Cricut

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Williamsburg, Virginia

Transformed into pop cult status by the ever influential Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, Galentine's Day is the new pink when it comes to "ladies celebrating ladies." Since we're all about love around here anyway, we have always been a fan of the informal holiday and knew we had to create a special DIY project for the gals in everyone's life. In continued partnership with our own gal pals at Cricut, this is probably the easiest DIY project you'll ever do. Show up to your Galentine's Day celebration with the most chic card box so everyone can write love notes to each other. In the wise words of Knope, "it's only the best day of the year," so leave your partners at home and kick it, breakfast style.

(Not local to your BFFs? Use this same tutorial for your actual wedding day's card box with a few wording tweaks! It's a versatile project that anyone can do and love.)

Easy Galentines Day wedding card box idea made with Cricut

How to Make a Simple and Chic Card Box for Galentine's Day

Difficulty Level: Easy
Color Inspiration: White, gold, and pale pink


PROJECT MATERIALS
• Computer/Laptop/Mobile Phone
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine
• Our Gal Notes Design Space project (already created for you!)
Cricut 12"x12" StandardGrip Cutting Mat
Cricut Premium Vinyl (Gold)
Portable trimmer
Cricut Transfer Tape
Cricut Basic Tool Set (Gray)
Glass terrarium box

Cricut materials for a stylish Galentines Day card box for a wedding or lunch
Cricut materials for a stylish Galentines Day card box for a wedding or lunch

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Set out all of your materials and prep your computer, laptop, or mobile phone to connect with your Cricut Explore Air 2 machine. Be sure to clean your glass surfaces with glass cleaner before crafting.

2. Measure the width of your text that you would like for the center of your card box. Ours is 7" wide (as you'll find in the next step).

How to use Cricut Design Space to make a chic Galentines Day wedding card box idea

3. Go to Cricut Design Space and open our already made-for-you "Gal Notes" project. For reference, we used the free Cricut fonts: Pen and Ink (cursive writing) and Cricut Sans (regular) to write “Gal Notes.”

4. Using your StandardGrip Cutting Mat, place one sheet of your gold premium vinyl to be ready to cut. It should be vinyl side up. Then on your Explore Air 2 machine, turn the material dial to "Premium Vinyl."

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5. In Cricut Design Space, click the green "Make It" button and watch your cut come to life!

6. Once your words are cut, carefully weed with your Cricut weeder tool and peel the "extra" bits so only your words remain on the glossy backing paper.

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7. Using your portable trimmer, cut out some of your transfer tape sized to your "Gal Notes" words. Remove the paper backing and place transfer tape on top of your vinyl letters. Burnish/rub the two layers together with your Cricut scraper tool. Peel your transfer tape; your words should now be on the clear transfer tape for easy application on your card box.

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8. Center your transferred words onto the glass box and burnish onto the surface. Slowly peel away the transfer tape. Your “Gals Notes” should now be on the box ready for your party!

Easy Galentines Day wedding card box idea made with Cricut


9. Use window cleaner to remove any fingerprints before your event, but be sure to avoid spraying your vinyl. Since this is removable vinyl, you can take off the letters afterwards and style your card box at home as a terrarium or for another project! Upcycling and multi-purpose at its best! And don't forget to bring blank note cards with you to share with your ladies!

Easy Galentines Day wedding card box idea made with Cricut Explore Air 2
Chic and modern Galentines Day DIY ideas made with Cricut Explore Air 2 machine and vinyl
Easy Galentines Day wedding card box idea made with Cricut Explore Air 2

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TUTORIAL CREDITS
Tutorial: Chelsea LaVere for Tidewater and Tulle | Photography & Styling: Gari-Ann Kia Photography for Tidewater and Tulle | Project Materials & Cutting Machine: Cricut | Paper Florals: The Paper Petals Co. | Shoot Assistance: Night and Daye Events


Many thanks to Cricut for partnering with Tidewater and Tulle for this DIY tutorial feature! And while the disclaimer is that we were compensated to write and design this, the words and our loyal love for the Cricut brand are all our own. Some of the above product links are affiliate-linked and purchasing through these links helps support our wonderful sponsors and Tidewater and Tulle! You can find our full affiliate disclosure policy here on Tidewater and Tulle.

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