I made this Cricut Racecar Card for a baby shower. Yes, you read that correctly! The dad-to-be races, and I wanted to do the car and suit to match his.
A friend asked if I could make a racecar themed baby shower card. My first thought was…..What in the world am I going to do???
I’ve made other Cricut Baby Shower Cards, but they were waaaay different!!
I had her send me photos of the daddy’s racecar, so I could match the colors. The car style and pain job aren’t an exact match, but it’s the best I could do with paper.
Supplies for Cricut Racecar Card
I designed this card in the Cricut Design Space and used the Cricut Explore to cut it. If you have an Explore and would like the file, I will put a link to it at the bottom of this post.
- 2 1/2″ Cricut Racecar from the Beep Beep Cricut Cartridge
- 4 1/4″ Racer from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge
- 4 1/4″ Checkered Flags from the Disney Pixar Cars Cricut Cartridge
- Two 8 x 5 1/2″ pieces of Light Blue Cardstock – I used one for the mat on the front of the card, and the other one is on the inside of the card.
- 8 1/2″ x 11″ Bright Blue Cardstock for Card Base
- Glue Pen
- Pop Dots or Dimensional Tape
Instructions for Cricut Racecar Card
- Score card base and fold in half.
- Using a glue pen, assemble the car and driver.
- Using scrapbook adhesive, attach the light blue cardstock mat to the front of the card base.
- Use glue pen to attach the checkered flags to the light blue mat.
- The yellow #1 on the flag is actually the cut out from the number on the car.
- I had two thicknesses of pop dots. I used the thinner ones under the racecar driver. I used the thicker ones under the racecar. If you don’t have two kinds, you can layer pop dots to get the thickness you want. You can see in the photo above the different layers of dimension I was able to create.
- To finish the front of the car, I added a tiny bit of bright blue and bright yellow Stickles.
I really struggled with a saying, but I saw “Baby Stroller today, Racecar tomorrow!” on Pinterest, and I thought it was perfect.
I used a Cricut Pen and let the machine write it on the inside of the card. That was the first time I’ve done that, but I love how it looks. I’ll definitely be doing that again!!
I know most people use their Cricut Explore for vinyl, but I love using it to make cards. It is really fun to design cards on the screen and then cut them out. I have a Cricut Expressions that I LOVE, but I often had to cut things a few times before getting the correct size.
What do you make with your Explore?
Racecar File for Cricut Explore
Such an adorable card and how clever to use this theme for a shower card. Always love seeing what you are creating Hugs, Maggie
Can you tell me how yo use the link for your racecar card? When I click on it it takes me to open the app.
You need to use it with Cricut Design Space with the Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker Machine. If you’re not using one of those machines, you will have to you the Cricut Cartridges that I used.