T-Rex Fossil Birthday Card

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One of the big perks to having a cutting machine like the Cricut is that I can make cards like this T-Rex Fossil Birthday Card on short notice and without having to run to the store. I can also custom design it to suit the person’s favorite colors and interests, like with this dinosaur. The fossil design is from one of my favorite and most-used Cricut cartridge, Simple Everyday Cards. You just can’t beat 50 different designs plus two envelopes. I haven’t made all the designs yet, but I’ve made the #1 Teacher card, Congrats Grad card, and the Welcome Baby card and all of them turned out well. Let me show you how simple this card is to make.

Learn to make this T-Rex Fossil Birthday Card on your Cricut with our simple craft tutorial.

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T-Rex Fossil Birthday Card




Step 1: Open your Cricut Software and load your Simple Everyday Cards cartridge. Select image F2+1 (envelope) and set the height to 9.125 inches and cut on the coordinating scrapbook paper.



Step 2: Select Image 13 and set the height to 6.5 inches and cut on the green cardstock.



Step 3: Select image F1+13 and set the height to 6.5 inches and cut on the brown kraft cardstock.



Step 4: Fold the dinosaur card in half at the notches.


Step 5: Use the adhesive to attach the brown piece to the inside back of the cut out fossil.



Step 6: Fold the envelope at the notches and seal the bottom and sides only with the glue pen.



That’s it! I really love the colors I used on this T-Rex Fossil Birthday Card, but you can use different colors of course. You could even make a cute feminine version by using pink or purple paper or adding a little bow. I know several young ladies who are very interested in both dinosaurs and bows, lol.


Be sure to check out our other Handmade Cards and you’ll definitely want to follow our Papercrafting Tips & Inspiration board on Pinterest for even more ideas for birthday cards.

If you’d like to see another type of Cricut Dinosaur Card, you’ll want to visit our friend Pam over at P.S. I Love You Crafts.

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2 thoughts on “T-Rex Fossil Birthday Card”

  1. I have a Cricut and am having trouble understanding how to make things bigger, smaller, where to get things to cut and everything else. I know it is powerful, but I find it overwhelming to figure it out. I love that you give step by step directions, it helps me understand what you did. Thank you.

    1. No problem, Marilyn! I had a huge learning curve with the Cricut and really only figured it out after I started using Cricut Craftroom and now DesignSpace. It’s super easy to resize things there. Let us know if you ever have any questions and we’d be happy to help. -Marie

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