by Richelle Naegle

Are you ready for a new cards cartridge? I sure am. I love easy-to-make cards, and the specific cartridges that make that possible. I love whenever Cricut comes out with new cartridges. I love the recently released Simple Pop-Up Cards Cricut cartridge! If you remember the classic Everyday Pop-Up Cards cartridge, you know there were some designs that were a little hard to figure out (with regard to assembly). So I wanted to do two cards, just in case I happened to pick the one card that doesn't quite work! :) Congrats Simple Pop-Up Cards Cricut Cartridge

Suggestion: If you are buying this cartridge, you will want to make sure you have the right scoring tool for your Cricut machine. If you have the Explore system, then you will want the scoring stylus and if you have the Expression, then you need the scoring tip. This tool will make your life so much easier! I don't think you would want to have to score these cards by hand!

So here are the two cards I chose to make. The first is the Congratulations card. This card would be perfect for all those graduations coming up! Not only do you get a cute card that you can create in their school colors, but it delivers a nice third dimension! Oh and the bonus feature if you have the Explore (the Air or the One), this cartridge will draw the text on the bottom of the card. If you don't like the message you can easily hide the text or add your own to make it a personalized custom card. I left the text on this one it says "You did it!" This card was easy to put together just two simple layers.

NOTE: I did find it easier to glue the two layers together before you start trying to fold the pop-ups. I think it gave the card more stability so it was easier to see where and how each part was supposed to be folded. Just make sure you don't glue the whole thing down or you wont have any pop-up action. :)I love You Simple Pop-Up Cards Cricut Cartridge

This second project is the I love you card. I used the drawing feature again on the Explore, so it says "I love you with all my heart!" Both of these cards have matching envelopes (as do all the cards on this cartridge) making it easy for you create them what ever size you want.

So overall, it's really easy to create with the new Simple Pop-Up Cards Cricut cartridge. Project ideas? Share them with us here or in social media. Get stocked up with American Crafts paper. We have lots of options, like Pebbles, Pink Paislee, Crate Paper cardstock, Studio Calico, and more.

Happy creating!