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Add Foil Quill to Holiday Photo Cards with Cricut Maker

Foil quill designs can add a beautiful touch to your holiday greetings! Today we are adding shimmery gold sentiments to our Christmas photo cards. 

I printed the photo cards at home using my Epson inkjet printer and Canon Luster Photo paper. The photos are crisp and professional looking.

We will be using the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool which adds foil accents without the need for heat. It uses pressure instead! See more about the Cricut Transfer Tool HERE.

Mat saving tip: Cover your mat with clear contact paper with the sticky side up. Place your photo cards onto the contact paper on the mat and then lay the foil sheet over the photo cards. This eliminates the need for the foil tape.

Upload your image into Cricut Design Space. Although we will save the image as print & cut, we will not be printing through Design Space.


Insert the image into your canvas.



Measure the size of your actual photo card and resize your layer to the exact size. My photo cards are 4.3125" high. 


Duplicate the image 3 times. I line them up on the 1" x 1" corner of the canvas grid. 

Now upload and insert the Christmas Clan Single Line Design Bundle. These adorable people & pets make super cute holiday cards (and so much more!). They are part of our BIGGEST BUNDLE of 2020: The December 2020 Bundle. There are over 550+ designs & fonts, including over 80 foil quill (sketch, single line) designs.

When you insert the SVG it will automatically be set to Cut. Change the Linetype to Foil and choose your Foil Transfer tool tip size. I am using Bold.

Ungroup the Christmas Clan Single Line Design Bundle and delete the layers you will not be using.

Now place the designs on your photo cards and delete the layers you are not using. When the designs are ready, select all of the foil layers and click Attach.
Now hide the layer(s) with your photo cards. Click Make It.
Move the layer where it lines up on your mat. Look at the placement of the photo cards on the actual mat. I moved my design based on the 1" line placement and moved it over about 1/4" to set it up properly.
Click Continue and choose medium cardstock (or watercolor paper weight) and load the Cricut Foil Transfer Tool into Clamp "B".
Follow instructions on your screen to load your mat and start your foiling adventure!
After several batches of these foiled cards, we have enough to include in our annual family letter. Merry Christmas from Red!


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Krista D Fliegel

- December 09, 2020

Thanks for saving this had not thought to do a photo on the foil.

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